The patient was suffering from hypertension and obesity for the last 12 years, weighed 180 kilos and faced difficulty walking, lying down and suffered from laboured breathing.

When Abdel Moniem Mohammed Abdel Magid Yousif, a 69-year-old Emirati, came to the RAK Hospital, he was suffering from eyesight problems for years, and had been unable to see from his left eye for the past one year.

A diabetic patient, he was also suffering from hypertension and obesity for the last 12 years, weighed 180 kilos and faced difficulty walking, lying down and suffered from laboured breathing.

Dr Archana Sood, Senior Specialist, and Head of Department of Ophthalmology, said since the patient was overweight, and could not move much, it was difficult to do the initial postoperative investigations, such as ultrasound of the eye, calculations of the lens power, and tests to evaluate the risk of glaucoma.

Published: khaleejtimes.com | October 18, 2016

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