Collagen Disorders In The News: Tommy Pham

A few years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to recall any mention of “collagen disorder” or “collagen disease” anywhere in the media.

Awareness of EDS and related disorders is growing. Take Tommy Pham — who, ten years ago, was one of Major League Baseball’s top young prospects. He began experiencing vision problems — and his hitting ability disappeared with it. He wore glasses but they gave him no relief. His once promising career appeared all but over.

Pham was eventually diagnosed with keratoconus: a “collagen disease” that causes corneal degeneration, herniation and blindness.

(Sound familiar, zebras?)

Read the rest of the story and Tommy’s incredible recovery by clicking the link. Thanks to Bleacher Report and CNN for this great piece.