In a rare surgery, surgeons from RAK Hospital restored vision in a patient suffering from optic neuritis, a condition triggered by nerve damage or eye infection causing inflammation to the optic nerve and characterised by pain and loss of vision.

In this case, the patient Nawzer Lala suffered from diabetes with positive Anti MOG syndrome (MOG, or myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein, is an antibody which makes the eye reistant to antibiotics) that complicated his neuritis, making recovery difficult.

After experiencing repeated attacks of pain around the eyeball with visual loss alternatively in both eyes, Lala was referred to Dr Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital, who detected the problem immediately and identified the antibody after a complete examination.

Published: gulfnews.com | August 24, 2018

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