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In the Ufa Eye Research Institute, a unique eye surgery was performed. A cornea was transplanted to a woman.

Date:13.04.2017
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In the Ufa Eye Research Institute, a unique eye surgery was performed, at which a cornea was transplanted to a woman. In fact, the surgery lasted a little more than half an hour and the patient could be discharged after three days.

Nina Fyodorovna decided to undergo the surgery again with difficulty. Past surgical intervention has not been successful for her. Instead of curing the cataract, she nearly lost her eyesight.

The chance to start seeing again was presented to Nina Fedorovna by the doctors of the Ufa Institute Eye. They conducted an endothelial keratoplasty, which is transplanting the cornea. The process is carried out using a femtosecond laser, which takes on the main job. In this case, the surgeon cut a flap of cornea transplant with a thickness of only 130 microns using the laser, which is about ⅕0 millimeter, and transplanted it to the patient.

The operation is unique in the sense that it allows you to transplant only the inner layer of the cornea. According to the doctors, the patient will be able to see the effect of the operation within two to three days.

The method of transplanting the inner layer of the cornea, despite its novelty, shows the best results among all techniques of keratoplasty. Doctors say that vision rises to a value of 0.5 and above in more than half of patients in one week.

April 13th, 2017
Zilya Avzalova
GTRK "Bashkordostan"



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