McField battles eye disorder

A promising Caymanian baseball player is struggling to keep his vision.

Sean McField, 15, is battling Keratoconus, a degenerative eye disorder which causes structural changes in the cornea, bulges out the eye and leads to vision problems. McField, the son of Latoya McField (nee Whittaker) and Christopher McField, has been making trips abroad to seek treatment at US hospitals for some time.

Mum Latoya said the next stop is Miami this month.

“Due to his condition, Sean requires frequent overseas medical trips for treatment,” Latoya said. “They are very expensive and include an upcoming trip to Baptist Eye Care in Miami, Florida this week.”

Sean has been playing baseball locally for about seven years. The first baseman, nicknamed “Big Pappie”, was part of the Cayman Islands Little League Association’s 2010 travel team that competed in Humacao, Puerto Rico in the Caribbean regional qualifiers for the Little League World Series.


  1. I don’t know if Sean will see this, but if he is interested in stopping the progression of his keratoconus and minimizing required trips to the US, he should look into having Holcomb C3-R with Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler in Los Angeles, California. My brother has keratoconus and we thought he would need a cornea transplant but Dr. Brian was able to stop his keratoconus from progressing.

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