RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A woman with no resources and no place else to turn calls 12 for help getting an artificial eye.
She has no insurance but wants to look normal when she starts looking for a job again. Her diseased eye was amputated at VCU Medical Center through its indigent care fund.
It's ironic a woman named Iris lost her eye to disease. Now she needs a prosthetic eye. She has Stickler's Syndrome - a genetic disorder with serious problems from vision to hearing and joint abnormalities.
Iris Reilly-Moore tells why a prosthetic eye is so important to her. When disease took Iris's eye and she had it removed, that decision was devastating and there's still a lot of grieving over her amputated right eye.