BBC News: Acid attack survivor regains sight via new surgery

10 September 2019
Source: BBC News

James O’Brien was blinded in his right eye more than 20 years ago when a corrosive substance was thrown in his face. For the last 18 months he has been undergoing pioneering treatment at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. Surgeons used stem cells to replace the scar tissue over his eye. Read more on the BBC Website

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Acid attack victim may regain sight after stem cell operation 24 years after being blinded by thugs

19 June 2018
Source: Evening Standard/Moorfields Eye Hospital

The victim of an agonising corrosive attack has been given hope his sight can be restored after 24 years, thanks to a stem cell procedure at a pioneering London hospital. James O’Brien was 18 when he had ammonia sprayed in his face, blinding him in the right eye. Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital have learned how to take stem cells

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