Large tumour removed from woman's eye in Dubai hospital

Large tumour removed from womans eye in Dubai hospital
The tumour removed from the eye of the woman in Dubai.

Dubai - The tumour was causing the eye to bulge out and was threatening the woman's vision by compressing the nerve at the back of the eye.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 7:21 PM

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has performed a highly complex surgical procedure in which a team removed a large tumour from the eye of a 26-year-old Arab woman.
The tumour was causing the eye to bulge out and was threatening the woman's vision by compressing the nerve at the back of the eye. It was a large benign tumour measuring 2.2x2.1x1.2 cm and though it did not spread to other parts of the body it continuously increased in size to compress the surrounding tissues.
The tumour was completely removed during the operation where a 'window' was cut through the bone at the outer side of the eye socket, a lateral orbitotomy, leaving the eye intact. The woman's vision was fully restored and she was discharged from the hospital the following day.
Dr Yassir Abou-Rayyah, Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, who led the surgical team, said: "This was a very severe case and a very complex surgical procedure to remove the massive tumour and relieve the pressure on the optic nerve and the bulging eye. In fact, the bulge was the symptom that revealed the presence of the tumour and so it was an important part of the diagnosis. The pressure on the optic nerve was more dangerous and a threat to the vision of the patient."
asmaalizain@khaleejtimes.com


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