The successful operation of restoring sight to a female patient of determination at Moorfields Abu Dhabi

The successful operation of restoring sight to a female patient of determination at Moorfields Abu Dhabi
The successful operation of restoring sight to a female patient of determination at Moorfields Abu Dhabi

Doctors from Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi, affiliated with the United Eastern Medical Services Group and the Mubadala Healthcare Network, succeeded in restoring sight to a citizen patient of determination, in her left eye and the only one through which she can see, as the right eye was removed in her childhood due to glaucoma and its complications.

In detail, the 40-year-old patient suffered from Down syndrome, and from a young age had been suffering from vision problems and moderate to severe learning difficulties, and she underwent several surgeries to treat glaucoma in both eyes more than 15 years ago in a health center, but Unfortunately, she suffered from many complications and lost vision in the left eye completely, as it was small in size and caused severe pain as a result of several previous operations, so the left eye was removed at that time.

Dr. Igor Kozak, consultant ophthalmologist and medical officer at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Abu Dhabi, said: “The patient visited Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi and had double vision in her only right eye, and gradually lost her sight in the right eye and became completely dependent on her sisters and could not even Seeing food while eating, walking to new places without assistance was very difficult, and her condition is very complicated because she has glaucoma, cataracts, chronic iritis and adhesions in the lens.

While the consultant ophthalmologist who performed the operation and treated the patient, Dr. Sayed Ali, explained that the patient found that she needed “cataract surgery”, as it was as a result of severe adhesions in the lens and cataract disease and the delay in dealing with the case and its treatment, and she lost her sight in the only right eye. who required a complex operation to save the right eye so that we, as doctors, could inspect the nerves of the eye from the inside, and indeed she had the operation at Moorfields Hospital Abu Dhabi two months ago under general anesthesia due to her being of determination and it was necessary to calm her down.

He said: “During the one-hour operation, using the latest technologies and devices, an artificial lens was implanted and its eyesight improved completely in the right eye, noting that the operation was complicated due to the adhesion of the pupil and the lens as a reaction to a previous glaucoma operation that took place more than 15 years ago, where the pupil was separated. About the lens and then removing the lens and implanting a new lens to restore her sight and become 6/6. She also underwent anti-inflammatory treatment after the surgery, explaining that her family members were worried about performing the operation because it was the only hope to restore her sight after removing the left eye many years ago and that if it did not work, it would not You can see again.

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