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Teen with vision problem on a mission

Davin Basi, 18, of Intake, is hoping to raise awareness of Visual Snow Syndrome. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 15-08-14 Basi MC 7

Davin Basi, 18, of Intake, is hoping to raise awareness of Visual Snow Syndrome. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 15-08-14 Basi MC 7

A teen with a rareneurological condition that affects his vision is on a mission to raise awareness of the disorder after medics failed to help him.

Davin Basi, 18, of Intake suffers from Visual Snow Syndrome - a rare condition that causes symptoms including double vision and light sensitivity.

But Davin has been left with no where to turn to as medics are baffled by the condition that is in the very early stages of scientific research.

Davin, who has suffered from the condition since he was 12, is now hoping to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure.

He said: “Each time I go visit an eye specialist, they have no idea what I’m talking about and don’t seem to take it seriously.

“Although it is rare, thousands of people suffer from it around the world and it’s something that does get me down.

“It’s really frustrating that doctors and eye spcialist haven’t been able to help so I want to do as much as I can to help raise awareness and funds to help find a treatment.”

Researchers are in the process of trying to find a suitable treatment for the condition and a crowd-funding campaign has been set up by an American charity to raise $50,000 to fund the work.

Visit http://www.gofundme.com/visual-snow

 

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