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Ravens Brandon Williams seeing more clearly after surgery to combat Keratoconus

Discover how Baltimore Ravens' star Brandon Williams tackled his vision challenges with a successful surgery for keratoconus, bringing his game and life into sharper focus.

NFL Star Brandon Williams' Victory Over Keratoconus: Seeing Clearly Again

For Baltimore Ravens’ defensive tackle Brandon Williams, the world was becoming increasingly blurry. Diagnosed with keratoconus, a progressive eye disease that distorts the cornea, Williams faced a challenging reality on and off the field. But thanks to a groundbreaking surgical procedure, the football star is now seeing the world through a new lens.

This remarkable turnaround not only highlights the advancements in keratoconus treatment but also serves as a beacon of hope for those battling the condition. Williams’ journey from blurred vision to clear sight is a testament to the power of modern medicine and the resilience of the human spirit.

By Childs Walker – Contact Reporter
The Baltimore Sun

Brandon Williams sat in his usual seat near the back of the Ravens’ meeting room, but something was wrong. The dry-erase board down front had dissolved into a blur of colors and squiggles. Williams squinted and blinked furiously but couldn’t bring the image into focus.

(Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

“Like I got sand in my eye almost,” the Ravens defensive tackle recalls.

Like many elite athletes, he had been able to count on near-perfect vision for most of his life. But seemingly overnight, he could not achieve this most basic of physical functions.

Williams finally went to his doctor and after a round of tests, learned he was suffering from keratoconus, a degenerative condition in which the corneas weaken and eventually bulge out, leading to blurry or distorted vision.

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