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Jojo has optic nerve hypoplasia

 

September 5, 2017 "Did his vision suddenly get better?"

Jojo's play skills changed dramatically wearing his cane. He ran directly to a remote control airplane that afternoon, Jojo's mom is heard asking why he is suddenly seeing better. She says moving quickly to play with this toy, he had never done that before. He only seems to run and play when he wears the cane. Jojo is four years old and has optic nerve hypoplasia.

Wearable Toddler Cane improved visual funtioning

Playing with a remote controlled airplane

Jojo has been testing prototype wearable canes all summer. Today he is playing with his favorite toy, in a familiar classroom wearing the newest  model.

Jojo exits Hunter College and the wearable cane stays in position. Watch as the tips get pulled from one side to the next and always return to the forward position.

Jojo plays with the remote control airplane as Dr. Ambrose-Zaken makes introductions. Dr. Greg Santamoor Dir. NYC Education Vision Services and Mohamad FallahRad.

New Yorkers playing with a remote control airplane on the corner of Park Ave and E68th st. Jojo moves easily up/down curbs and turning on the cement sidewalk.

Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS trying to convince Jojo to come back inside Hunter College and play in the air conditioned hallways.

Mohamad FallahRad asked Jojo if he wanted to take off his cane, on the video Jojo clearly says he wants to keep his cane. After that, he wins the race back to Hunter College.

In the hallways of Hunter College, Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken interacts with Jojo and the remote controlled airplane. Jojo working to be understood so he can control his plane.

Jasmine, Jojo's mom, asks if Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken has seen other cases of kids wtih ONH whose vision gets better. Jasmine believes Jojo's vision got better.

Jasmine, Jojo's mom, states that he has never been able to directly walk up to/run up to a toy, reach down and and pick it up the way he has been playing all afternoon.

This video was taken of Jasmine and Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken,COMS discussing how different Jojo's visual functioning was with and without wearing the cane.