Insieme21, an association for people with trisomy 21, their parents, carers, and relatives in German-speaking Switzerland, recently featured the ELZA Institute in the 2021 edition of their member’s annual magazine.
Insieme21’s magazine features a story of one child with trisomy 21, Gino, who had keratoconus, and required corneal cross-linking (CXL) to maintain his vision, as the cone had progressed to a point where contact lenses would no longer correct his vision.
Gino’s surgery was performed by Prof. Hafezi at the ELZA Institute, and both Gino and his family are happy with the outcome. The article explores a number of the issues associated with CXL in Switzerland, including the fact that corneal transplantation surgery is covered by health insurers, but CXL is not, and the fact that normally, CXL can be performed under local anesthesia, but Gino required general anesthesia.
To read more, click here, or on the Insieme21 magazine cover image below.