Acid attack victim in Cambodia regains some vision with new cornea

09/11/2013 | Canadian Medical Association Journal

Tes Pha, a woman whose face and body were scarred in a 1996 acid attack in Cambodia, is recovering and has regained some vision after a cornea transplant. Ophthalmologist Kevin Winkle of Alaska performed the procedure. Many people whose vision is lost in acid attacks have too much scarring to be good candidates for corneal transplants, but Pha appeared to have enough stem cells to warrant the attempt. Despite worrying signs during the procedure, the cornea appears to have attached.

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