Woman With 'Irreversible' Blindness Says Sight Returned After Prayer at Church
Dafne Gutierrez, a 31-year-old Arizona mother of four who went blind more than a year ago is now praising God for blessing her with a miracle when her sight returned after she received prayer at the St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church in Phoenix.
According to a WNCT report, doctors had told Gutierrez she would never see again. The young mother went blind in her right eye in 2012 and lost vision completely in both eyes in November 2015.
She was diagnosed with benign intracranial hypertension, a condition that causes pressure to mount in the brain for no obvious reason, Dr. Anne Borik, an internist who reviewed Gutierrez's case and medical files for the church, said.
"This is a condition where the pressure in the brain is so high that oftentimes it strangulates the optic nerves," Borik said. "Unfortunately, once the blindness occurs, it's irreversible."