The man had lost sight in his left eye for 30 years due to irreversible retinal blindness and had also gradually lost the visual function of his right eye over the past 10 years due to a rare chronic pathology. The surgery performed on Molinette is the first case in the world
“When I woke up and started to see the contours of my fingers and hand, it was like being born again.” These are the words of an 83-year-old man. For the first time in the world, a blind man has regained sight in one eye thanks to the blind other eye. The story happened in the Molinette Hospital of the Città della Salute in Turin. The protagonist of the story is an 83-year-old man living in the Turin area, who had lost the sight in his left eye for 30 years due to irreversible retinal blindness and had gradually lost visual function over the last 10 years of his right eye due to a rare chronic disease (ocular pseudopemphigoid), which has destroyed the cornea and surface of the eye (CORNEA TRANSPLANT).
Source: TG 24 Sky
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