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.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)