Demar Brown

Rothchild Eye Institute Recently, Dr. Rothchild became aware of the plight of a young Jamaican boy, Demar Brown, who was in danger of losing his eyesight.

On Monday, August 13th 2001, the nine year old received a cornea transplant to save the child from going blind. Dr. Rothchild performed the surgery free of charge for Demar.

The surgery took place at the BROSLC/Boca Raton Outpatient Laser & Surgery Center on Glades Road in Boca Raton, Florida.

BROSLC also donated their facility free for the surgery. A number of TV and newspaper media were there cover the little Jamaican boy’s surgery and interview Dr. Rothchild, Demar Brown, and his family.

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Learn more about this touching story from the news stories and press releases on the following pages...

Demar needs eye surgery to prevent blindness -
The Star (Jamaica), August 1, 2001

Gift of sight: Local doctor offers help to Jamaican boy -
Boca Raton News, August 9, 2001

A visionary gift: Two South County men join hands to save a boy's sight -
Boca Raton News, August 13, 2001

Delray Beach man helps bring sight to boy's sore eyes -
The Palm Beach Post, August 14, 2001

Jamaican boy, going blind, has eye surgery in Boca -
Boca Raton/Delray Beach News, August 14, 2001

Teams of compassion saves boy's eyesight -
The Tampa Tribune, August 14, 2001

Man's generosity helps Jamaican boy -
Miami Herald, August 16, 2001

All smiles after eye surgery -
The Palm Beach Post, August 18, 2001