Rabin Doctors Restore Blind Woman's Sight

A team of four doctors from Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva in Greater Tel Aviv performed a revolutionary surgery, restoring the vision of a 60-year-old blind woman in a 14-hour procedure.

Physicians came up with the innovative idea to use material from the woman's shin bone to form a new cornea after concluding that the patient, Hanane Awad, was not a candidate for a synthetic cornea transplant, the conventional treatment for her condition.

"I've seen hundreds of doctors in several hospitals, and all of them told me that they couldn't help me," Awad said. "They told me it was over, and I had to remain blind for my whole life. But here at Rabin Medical Center, I've been told that I could get surgery, and I found new hope."

Following the operation, Awad was able to see the face of her grandson for the first time.

"I was so moved. Until now, all I could do was touch and hug him, and now I eventually saw him. At the end of the day, there will be light," Awad share. "And in the end, I saw the light."

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