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A young Irish man who was ready to get a guide dog can now see well enough to drive a car after receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Eric Lokko began to lose his sight at age 12 and was diagnosed with a hereditary condition called Leber’s optic neuropathy, a condition that leads to a loss of central vision as the eyes’ retinal cells degenerate. After many sessions in the hyperbaric chamber, Eric reports, “one eye is still coming back, it was just a slower process than the other one. It is a slow process but it is better than being blind.”
Source: Hogan, Louise, “Student who was legally blind can now drive, thanks to decompression therapy,” Independent.ie, June 6, 2012.
Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.