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First ever corneal transplant at UCH.

LAHORE, September 26, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The first ever corneal transplant was conducted at United Christian Hospital (UCH) here on Saturday. According to a press release of UCH, Mrs Aziza Begum was blind because of central corneal opacity (phola) and cataract. She was examined by Dr. Akash in the eye clinic at UCH here. Dr. Akash brought the problem to the attention of medical director of the hospital, Dr Immanuel Benjamin. Both doctors after examining the lady discussed and suggested her corneal transplant which was not possible in the country without human corneal tissue. Incidentally, the wife of Dr.Immanuel Benjamin, Mrs Jackie Benjamin, was coming from the USA in a week. Dr.Immanuel asked his wife to bring the human corneal tissue from the USA for Mrs Aziz Begum. Meanwhile, the hospital made all preparations for the operation and transplant at the hospital and Associate Professor Dr.Abdul Hye with resident Dr.Akash were ready for the operation. As soon as Mrs Jackie Benjamin reached here she came straight to UCH to deliver the graft and soon after Associate Professor Dr.Abdul Hye and resident Dr.Dr.Akash conducted operation and performed the corneal transplant and cataract extraction with IOL. After successful operation the vision of Mrs.Aziza Begum was restored. All procedures of the operation of Mrs Aziza were completed free at the hospital.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 26, 2010
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