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Mccaughey Septuplet Has Eye Surgery

The first-born of the McCaughey septuplets, nicknamed “Hercules” because he held up his brothers and sisters in the womb, had surgery to fix blood vessels in his right eye.

Kenneth Robert McCaughey, who was also the first of the septuplets to leave the hospital, had the surgery Jan. 11 at University Hospitals in Iowa City, said his grandfather, Robert Hepworth.

The operation will prevent Kenneth’s retinas from detaching as he grows, Hepworth said. If left untreated, the condition could cause blindness.


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