First cornea transplantations in Libya
New achievements in the field of eyes surgery in Libya has been reported on Tuesday in Ophthalmology Hospital in Tripoli Shabya (Municipality) in cooperation with the Eye Tissues Bank in the USA.
According to JANA, six Libyan patients undergone for the first time in the Ophthalmology Hospital in Tripoli, cornea transplantations.
The operations were carried out by a number of Libyan professors and doctors specialized in eye surgery with the participation of Dr. Amal Wartani from Tunisia, Dr Adel Abdel Fatah the head of Cornea Department in the Magharbi centre of eyes medicine in Egypt.
The Director of Eyes Hospital, Dr. Soad al -Fituri , told Jana that the six corneas used in the operations were sent by the Eye Tissue Centre in America, which arrived in the early hours of Tuesday, and immediately delivered to the operation room for transplantation into the patients.