A young lady from Zimbabwe with total blindness in both eyes due to an acid injury was treated by the ophthalmology team at FMRI. She had multiple scarring on face and her left eye had suffered severe damage with melting of the globe with nil chances of visual recovery. The right eye showed dense corneal opacity and tight scarred eyelids with absent lid movement. The Ophthalmology team headed by Director and Oculoplasty specialist Dr Anita Sethi and Cornea Specialist Dr Srilathaa Gunasekaran planned the surgical correction in a staged manner. Eyelid reconstruction was done by skin grafting over both upper and lower lids. Corneal transplantation was done 2 weeks after the lid procedure. At final follow-up, the patient had a stable corneal graft with good eyelid movement and eye closure. She had gained ambulatory vision and was independently able to perform her basic tasks.

Article Source: https://www.fmri.in/medical-bulletin/Fortis-Memorial-Research-Institute-collaborates-with-IIT-Delhi-for-research-work

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