Friday 11 February 2011
My Special Eye
Stop leaving dog poo in the street as children can get a poorly eye like mine.
Message from my mummy:
This beautiful eye hides a secret scar. Most likely because of someone leaving dog poo lying around my daughter was infected with toxocariasis (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Toxocariasis/Pages/Introduction.aspx). Her vision in her right eye is permanently damaged. Hopefully the parasite will stay dormant for the rest of her life and no more damage will be done. The condition only effects 10 children a year but if one of those is yours it doesn't seem like a small problem. So please do your best to clean up after your dog to reduce the numbers of children effected.