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Eye Surgeons Restore Tamil Musicianís Sight Using Novel Technique

by Kathy Jones on June 2, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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 Eye Surgeons Restore Tamil Musicianís Sight Using Novel Technique

A Tamil film musician who lost his eyesight in a 'parcel' bomb attack by a fan more than 27 years ago has had his eyesight restored by doctors at Agarwal Eye Hospital.

Ganesh, who was part of Shankar-Ganesh duo, received a gift parcel through post by a fan in 1986 that exploded, injuring his hands and eyes and the musician lost the vision in one eye.

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Ganesh used to visit the hospital for check-ups but regularly resisted suggestions for surgery but finally caved in after witnessing the same technique that was suggested to him used in restoring the eyesight of an Iraqi woman who had lost her sight in a bombing 22 years ago.

The technique, known as glued intra ocular lens technique, involved fixing an artificial lens as a replacement for the damaged cornea. Ganesh is now able to see without the aid of glasses just two days after his surgery and one of the first things that he requested was a view of a song sheet that he had composed for MGR.

Source: Medindia
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