April 27, 2009

Baseball Player Disabled by LASIK - Hopes Glasses Are the Solution

Brian McCann was fitted for a new pair of contacts by Atlanta eye specialist Dr. Alan Kozarsky Monday. He tested them out by playing a little catch at Turner Field Monday evening and then headed out to Class A Myrtle Beach, where he will play two games on a rehabilitation assignment. He planned to play in games Tuesday and Wednesday in Myrtle Beach to test them out.

McCann is on the disabled list with blurred vision and dryness in his left eye. Hes been coping with it since Opening Day in Philadelphia. He tried to play through it, using two different contact lenses for his left eye, as well as eye drops, but he was still battling blurred vision.

Braves catcher Brian McCann, on the 15 day disabled list for blurred vision, rubs his face and eyes in the dugout during 2nd inning

McCann was scratched from the lineup Friday night in Cincinnati and put on the disabled list Saturday.

An eye specialist in Washington told McCann last week that the vision in his left eye had deteriorated since he had Lasik surgery prior to last season. McCann thought he might be facing more Lasik surgery to correct the problem.

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