Thursday, June 7, 2018

First Artificial Corneal Transplant in Syria Restores Sight to Woman


corneal-transplant
5 June 2018 Damascus, SANA — A medical team at the ophthalmology hospital managed to cultivate an artificial cornea [corneal transplant] for a woman in her seventies, restoring eyesight to her two years after losing it.

The surgery is the first of its kind in Syria.

Rana Omran, the hospital’s director, who conducted the surgery with Dr. Somar Darwish and a medical team, said in a statement to SANA that the patient had been suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease which leads to corneal condensation and causes vision loss in its later stages. She said the patient was hospitalized after she lost vision in both... Continue Reading: https://www.syrianews.cc/first-artificial-corneal-transplant-in-syria-restores-sight-to-woman/

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