20:48 | Ayacucho, Nov. twenty.
The Ayacucho Regional Hospital (HRA), for the first time since its creation, performed the transplant of two corneas from a cadaveric donor that was able to restore vision to a previously selected patient, 23 years old, who had blurred and distorted vision in the left eye.
The specialist doctors who participated in this surgery were Félix Torres Cotrina and Claudia Echavarría Gálvez, both from the National Ophthalmological Institute of the city of Lima, with support from the HRA ophthalmologists, as well as a team of anesthesiologists and nurses from the Surgical Center.
The director of the regional hospital, Jimmy Ango Bedriñana, stressed that By donating corneas from a deceased patient, you are helping two other people to have normal vision.
Furthermore, he reported thatl HRA is the only hospital of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) with recognition of organ or tissue transplanters and that on a national scale it is the first to carry out this type of procedure for the second consecutive time.
For his part, Alem Orihuela Rosales, a member of the group of specialists who participated in this intervention, explained that the Corneal removal is carried out like any surgery with all sterile and biosafety measures.
Furthermore, he stated that the process takes less than 20 minutes and? does not generate any alteration in the physical state of the donorsomething very important for their families.
Regarding the clinical situation of the 23 year old young man, was known who is currently recovering satisfactorily in the aforementioned hospital.
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