Delhi acid attack victim to undergo eye transplant

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2015 08:29 IST

The 30-year-old woman doctor, who sustained burn injuries after an acid attack, will undergo an eye transplant to restore her vision, according to AIIMS authorities.

Doctors at the institute said that a new device called “Prokera” will be imported from the US, which would help in the repair and healing of the damaged eye.

Amrita Kaur, employed with an Employees State Insurance hospital, was attacked by two motorcycle-borne assailants on December 23 in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden area. She sustained grave injuries on the right of her face and eye.

“The patient’s eye injury is very grave and her cornea needs to be changed. The imported device will reach by Friday and after that we will perform the eye transplant,” said Dr Tushar Agarwal, additional professor of ophthalmology and cornea expert at AIIMS.

The transplant will be the second eye surgery to be performed on the patient who suffered 45 per cent face burns.

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