Doctors at New Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital have successfully restored vision in the left eye of a 26-year-old acid attack victim from Uttar Pradesh.
The woman, Isha Khan - a teacher - was admitted to the hospital with 7% burns.
"We performed a procedure called amniotic membrane transplantation on her that has helped to bring back a substantial part of her eyesight," said Dr AK Grover, chairman, department of ophthalmology, Ganga Ram.
"We are hoping to see further improvement in her vision in the coming days," he added. She was discharged from the hospital on Friday afternoon with the hospital bearing the entire cost of her treatment.