20 Sep '11, 4am

Acid attack victim regains near-perfect sight after new cornea operation, which uses artificial cornea

Acid attack victim regains near-perfect sight after new cornea operation, which uses artificial cornea

The Boston keratoprosthesis procedure, carried out by Associate Professor Leonard Ang, uses a button-shaped implant instead of a real cornea. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA By Poon Chian Hui Splashed in the face with acid during an attempted robbery, Madam Ho feared she would never see clearly again. That was until she became one of the first patients in South-east Asia to be fitted with an artificial cornea using a new transplant method. Now, the 44-year-old mother of four can once again perform everyday chores with little trouble after a surgeon used the pioneering technique to improve her damaged vision. Related Links NEAR PERFECT SIGHT AGAIN AFTER NEW CORNEA OP Madam Ho, who declined to give her full name, was left blind in her left eye and partially sighted in her right after the would-be robbers drove up in a car, tried to snatch her handbag and flung the corrosive liqui...

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