Tripoli Eye Hospital

Doctors at the Eye Hospital in Tripoli have succeeded in restoring the sight of a 16-year-old patient with a rare disease.

The Eye Hospital said that Taqwa had been suffering from poor eyesight since birth, and she was misdiagnosed outside Libya as hereditary glaucoma, and she underwent several operations abroad that did not work.

The hospital indicated that Taqwa suffered from a rare disease that affects the cornea, called CHED, and she underwent a corneal transplant. After the operation, she was able to see the equivalent of 30 meters with visual acuity tests, amidst the joy of her family and the medical team that performed the operation.