Blind Dubai woman gets eyesight back after 15 years

Blind Dubai woman gets eyesight back after 15 years

She had also suffered from eye pain for several years.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 3:58 PM

Last updated: Wed 18 Apr 2018, 7:13 PM

A 47-year-old woman has had her eyesight restored after she lost it for 15 years.
King Khatoon Luqman Saleh Shaaban, a Dubai resident, had been suffering from several issues - including blurry vision and intermittent eye pain. Her condition greatly affected her quality of life and finances.  
"The patient had macular degeneration in her right eye, with a skewed deviation. Her left eye, her vision was entirely blurred. This increased her dependence on others in her daily routine," said Dr Archana Sood, Senior Specialist and Head of the Ophthalmology Department at the Eye Care Centre at Ras Al Khaimah Hospital.
Shaaban had also suffered from severe short sightedness and used eye drops to relieve her pain and discomfort. 
Tests revealed she had a complicated cataract as a result of a long-term eye infection. As cataracts are inherently complex, doctors exercised great care whilst performing her surgery.
Dr Sood oversaw Shaaban's case as she successfully underwent two hour-long complex surgical procedures one month apart, reported Al Bayan
The patient was able to go home right after the surgery. One week later she had fully recovered her sight.

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