That is pretty unbelievable. I have KC in my left eye. It developed the summer before my junior year in college. I had to wear a contact to keep playing baseball. It was no fun trying to catch and hit 90 mph with one eye that worked. A few years after graduating from college I had a cornea transplant because the contact stopped working and I couldn't see anything but blurry colors. I hope the contacts work longer for him. I know there are a lot more treatments now that can help avoid having a transplant.Hmm, imagine if Steph Curry could actually ... see the basket he's shooting at?
For all of his career, his life even, Curry has had issues with his eyes. He said he has a condition called Keratoconus, known in the ophthalmology field as KC. Technically, it’s an eye disease in which the cornea, normally a circle, progressively thins and takes on a cone shape. This distortion has given Curry what is known as an astigmatism, which is a type of error in the way the light bends when entering the eye. It doesn’t distribute the light equally to the retina and leads to blurred or distorted vision. It’s a genetic condition Curry was probably born with, though scientists don’t know how it is acquired.
Wait a second. Curry — who traveled all the way across the country to the Bay, his Bible in tow — was blind the whole time? And now he can see?
“It’s exactly that,” Curry said when asked if he feels like he has new eyes. “It’s like the whole world has opened up.”Curry went 5 for 10 from 3-point range in Tuesday’s 116-102 win over the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena. It was his ninth consecutive game with at least five made 3-pointers. In those nine games, he has made 56 of 109 from deep. That’s 51.4 percent.
This turn-up has been a revelation. Curry went 4 for 15 from deep in a loss to Phoenix on March 10. He followed that with a 3-for-9 outing in a home nail-biting victory over Houston. At that point, he was shooting 36.6 percent from 3 after the All-Star break (48 of 131). In his first nine seasons combined, he shot 46.5 percent after the All-Star Game. He was in a legit slump.
Then, suddenly, it went away. What changed?
“I started wearing contacts,” Curry said late Tuesday, pulling his white “Ten in the Town” hat down on his head, creating an awning for his beaming eyes. “No, I’m serious.”