Harlingen man to get surgery to save his eyesight

Manuel Becerra

In an update from a Call 4 Action story that aired last week: a Harlingen man will be having his surgery to save his eyesight.

Manny Becerra and his pregnant wife Cynthia Salazar turned to Action 4 News asking for help last week.

A visit to the eye doctor that day revealed Manny TMs astigmatism has stretched his retina so much that it detached.

He said his vision is gradually getting worse.

But the detached retina couldn TMt have come at a worse time as Cynthia had just left her job due to the final stages of her pregnancy.

The Harlingen couple needed $4,000 for a surgery to save his vision and took out a title loan on their truck to raise some of the money.

But thanks to donations via Facebook, family and special assistance program, Dr. Victor Gonzales with the Valley Retina Center will be performing the operation on Wednesday.

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