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Arrangements will be made for the Eye and Tissue Bank – Abu Dhabi to serve as an importer for corneas and other eye-related tissues into the region. This is apart from integrating the eye and tissue banking programme into the UAE’s National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation.
"This is the only reported case in the world" of twins who were presumed to be male at birth undergoing female gender confirmation surgery together, said Dr Jose Carlos Martins of the Transgender Center Brazil, a clinic in the southeastern city of Blumenau.
A specialised medical team at Dubai Hospital has performed the first successful surgery using the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot on a 22-year-old Emirati patient suffering from a blockage in the upper part of the ureter.
Dubai Hospital doctors were able to restore the breathing of a 3-year-old boy from GCC who had been suffering from obstruction of the larynx since birth, which caused him to suffer from severe shortness of breath.
The Orthopedics team safely performed the procedure at SSMC in only three hours, achieving anatomical correction using neuromonitoring with minimal blood loss.
A medical team at the ophthalmology department of Sheikh Khalifa Specialist Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah saved a 10-year-old citizen from losing his eyesight after a successful surgery.
The Al Jalila Foundation has helped a 3-year-old Syrian boy Youssef Mohammed, who was suffering from a rare cancer called retinoblastoma in his right eye, to get a prosthetic eye.
Nasir said diabetic patients in Lahore, Kasur and other districts were administered Avastin injections to address retinal damage. However, the injections led to severe infections, ultimately resulting in the loss of sight of a dozen patients.