Luah, daughter of Luis Méndez Alejo and Mary Mar A. Campos, was born on December 10 th 2013 at Hospital Português (Portuguese Hospital) in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. When she was born, the pediatrician at Hospital Português informed us that Luah had Congenital Glaucoma. At the time, we could not grasp such words, nor the possible consequences of the news we had just received.
Later, the hospital sent the ophthalmologist specialized in Glaucoma to explain to us in detail what Congenital Glaucoma really was, a rare ocular disease, with currently no cure, that is characterized by intraocular pressure and malformation of the eyes. He explained the risks (the disease is the second cause of blindness in Brazil), and the type of treatment that should be implemented.