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Acid victim hoping Boston surgery restores her sight.

Soheila Jorkesh, one of the victims of the series of 2014 acid attacks in Esfahan, underwent surgery in Boston Friday in an effort to regain sight in the eye blinded in the attack.

The result of the surgery is to be announced in a few days.

Before the operation, she had expressed hope she would regain her sight after the seven-hour operation.

In an interview with the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Jorkesh said she would like to thank Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Interior Ministry official Javad Zarrinkolah, Vice President Shahindokht Molaverdi and all the other officials who supported her during her treatment period.

"I'm eager to meet them as well as all the nice Iranians living in the US city of Boston," she said.

"Since my chance to regain sight has been too low or near to zero in most surgeries, my doctor decided to perform a new type of surgery, which is being carried out for the first time in the world," she said.

Jorkesh also said the surgery was the last chance for her to regain the sight of her left eye and called on the public to pray for her.

Jorkesh had earlier undergone several operations on her left eye to regain sight, but all ended in failure.

She is one of the victims of the Esfahan acid attacks in 2014. At least one woman was killed in the attacks and Jorkesh lost sight in her left eye. Several others suffered severe burns to their hands and faces.

No one has yet been tried for the series of attacks that ended after several weeks.

Caption: VICTIM--Soheila Jorkesh is seen before and after acid was thrown in her face in 2014.

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