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Karter Wright, 10

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

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Karter after elementary school graduation, one eye, visually impaired, eye shut, eye injury
Karter after elementary school graduation

Where are you from? San Diego, CA


Where do you live now? Gaithersburg, MD


Tell us a little about yourself:

I like playing video games!

What’s your eye story?

In late 2019, I punctured my eye with a metal wire from a pop-up laundry hamper.

What has been the most challenging mentally?

I am a bit traumatized by what happened to my eye. People ask me a lot of questions about it and they can be difficult for me to answer.



As a parent, you do all that is in your power to love and protect your children. The biggest hurdle I've experienced in this journey has been forgiving myself and realizing I cannot change what happened. As the mama to this amazing young man, I have learned how to be brave. - Alexis (Mom)



Severe inflammation and infection post-injury, eye injury. blind eye. vision loss
Severe inflammation and infection post-injury

What has been the most challenging physically?

I am blind in my left eye, which interferes with my line of sight and avoids objects that are in the way.

Where are you now in your recovery?

I don't have pain, and I might look for a shell.

He has had a pars planar removal of the traumatic cataract, a repair of a corneal laceration, and an attempted repair of a funneled retina. He has just started middle school and is thriving despite hurdles with bullying. - Alexis (Mom)






What advice would you give to someone going through their eye impairment journey? You'll get used to it after a while!

We are always on the search for friends that understand Karter's struggle as a monocular youth. He's a rockstar and wants your child to know that they are TOO! -Alexis (Mom)

Who is your eye surgeon and ocularist?

I am currently looking for an ocularist in Maryland.

Day of the accident: Damage from puncture is visible. Eye accident, blind eye, lost eye.
Day of the accident: Damage from puncture is visible

How did you find EYEHESIVE?

My mom found Eyehesive on social media for me!


Are you attending the EYE CONNECT Virtual Conference?

Yes! - WE LOVED HAVING BOTH OF YOU AT THE CONFERENCE!!!

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