LAHORE: Lahore General Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology, for the first time in Pakistan, has started the treatment of blindness by adopting modern techniques to change cornea in a successful manner.
The first operation of its kind was conducted successfully by restoring the vision of 12-year old Alishba. The parents and relatives of the girl have expressed their gratitude to Professor Dr Abdul Hayye. He is the head of the surgeons’ team and principal PGMI. The family also expressed their gratitude to LGH Professor Ghiyasun Nabi Tayyab, who bore expanses of the procedure.
This type of operation, called DSEK, has been conducted for the first time in Pakistan. Alishba, the daughter of Habib Ahmed, a resident of Kot Abdul Malik, is the first patient to benefit from this technique.
Doctors of the department contributed towards procuring the cornea from Sri Lanka, its preparation from FEMTO laser and operation expenses.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 19th, 2017.