LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th Jan, 2017 ) : The Department of Ophthalmology, Lahore General Hospital, first time in Pakistan, has started the treatment of blindness by adopting modern technique of change of cornea in a successful manner. The first operation of this type has been carried out successfully by restoring the vision of a 12-year old Alishba. The parents and relatives of Alishba have expressed their gratitude and thanks to Prof Dr Abdul Hayye, the head of surgeons team and Principal PGMI and LGH Prof Ghiyas un Nabi Tayyab who bore all the expanses of this operation.
This type of operation, called DSEK in medical language, has been conducted first time in Pakistan successfully by Prof Abdul Hayye, in-charge unit II of Eye Department, LGH. Alishba, daughter of one Habib Ahmed, a resident of Kot Abdul Malik is first beneficiary patient from this technique in which cornea was changed. Doctors of the department themselves contributed the amount for buying cornea from Sri Lanka, preparation of cornea from FEMTO laser and expenses of operation.
Prof Abdul Hayye said that it was a modern way of treatment which would help removal of cornea related complications giving back the blessing of visibility to many patients in Pakistan. He said that it was matter of pride for us that LGH had taken initiative in Pakistan to start this type of operations. Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and LGH Prof Ghiyas un Nabi Tayyab congratulated Prof. Abdul Hayye and his staff and said that his success would add the good name of the hospital. He said that all the departments of LGH were advancing because LGH administration was focused on research and enhancement of doctors professional capacity by conducting training workshops and medical symposiums.