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Jack was born with an eye condition known as retinitis pigmentosa associated with RPE65 gene mutations. On March 20, 2018, he was treated with a newly FDA-approved gene therapy drug known as Luxturna — and the results are life-changing.
Myles Standish sailed across the Atlantic in 1620 and joined the first Thanksgiving dinner in Plymouth in 1621. Seven generations later, another Myles Standish (1851–1928) became an ophthalmologist at Mass. Eye and Ear.
Self-made broadcast pioneer and media mogul Norman Knight has generously supported the Nursing Department at Mass. Eye and Ear for more than 20 years.