Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham plays with degenerative eye disease

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease that affects one in every 2,000 people in the country.

The disease weakens the collagen fibers inside the cornea, leading to structural failure inside the eye, a bulging cornea, and tremendous loss of vision. Left untreated, many people will need an invasive cornea transplant.

Fortunately, there are now minimally-invasive treatments that can treat keratoconus early and avoid the need for a cornea transplant.

Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham suffers from this disease and visits Fox 2 News in the Morning with his eye doctor, Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, “America’s TV Eye Doctor,” to talk about his treatment and how he competes on the field while coping with this disease.