A 53-year-old female patient from Yemen — Abdellah Elham – nearly-blind due to injuries sustained in a bomb blast in the strife-torn country has regained vision in one eye after treatment. Doctors at Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital in Bengaluru operated on her successfully, enabling her to see almost perfectly from the damaged eye. This was a huge relief to the patient as she was already blind in her left eye due to a previous surgery conducted when she was young.
Talking about the surgery, Dr. Raghu Nagaraju, General Ophthalmology, Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, said,“A stone came flying during the bomb blast and hit Abdellah’s right eye with great force, causing severe blunt injury and displacing her eye’s lens from its anatomical position. It was a complex case. The patient in her young age had an eye surgery called radial keratotomy which had weakened her cornea. She was already blind in one eye, while suffering from advanced cataract in the other eye, leading to progressive blurring of vision. When she came to our hospital, she had a vision of only 6/60 in the functioning eye and was barely able to see. Her damaged eye was also suffering from watering, itching and burning sensation. However, the surgery was successful and she has regained vision almost fully in the damaged eye.”
This highly complex surgical procedure was conducted by a team of ophthalmologic surgeons led by Dr. Raghu Nagaraju. The patient’s recovery post-surgery was rapid and her vision in the damaged eye was restored in just two days.