21.12.2011

Pioneering operation saves woman"s eyesight

Pioneering operation saves woman"s eyesight

By Adrian Galbreth

The sight of a South Yorkshire woman has been saved after a pioneering operation carried out by a surgical team at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

A thyroid-related condition led to Julia Clarke being referred to the hospital with rapidly deteriorating vision, with the swelling of her eyeball threatening to take her vision away, the Sheffield Star reported.

However, consultant eye surgeon Omar Hadid, and colleagues including consultant surgeon Ullas Raghavan, performed what was the first orbital decompression for thyroid procedure in the region.

Ms Clarke told the Sheffield Star that she was well enough to read and see normally within 24 hours and her eye is now completely back to normal, which has helped to make an enormous difference right away.

"I am 110 per cent delighted with the treatment I've had. I can't fault it – and I'm thrilled to be the first patient in this pioneering operation," the patient added.

by Alexa Kaczka


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