Acid Attack Victim Has Her Sight Restored.

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Just a bit more about the arduous journey of healing which brave Katie Piper is undergoing since being the unfortunate victim of an awful acid attack in 2008.

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She is now 29 and has many sessions of facial reconstruction and other procedures to get through.

But things have been gradually improving and she is looking great.

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Unfortunately there was damage to her eyes and she was left partially blinded in her left eye.

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The good news is that she has recently been the recipient of an amazing stem-cell procedure which has gradually restored her sight as the weeks have passed since the surgery.

The surgeons at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, West Sussex were able to use donated cornea eye tissue, once the cells from it had been encouraged to grow.

The cells were inserted into the damaged eye, before the area was covered with amniotic membrane, which was donated by women who had undergone Cesarean births.

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The eye tissue used, was  sourced from a male donor who has not been named, but who has provided the means for a miracle of healing to take place.

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It is fascinating to know that such amazing things can be done for those who need it.

There is a programme about Katie and her operation, which can be viewed on Channel 4, next Tuesday at 9pm.

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I shall put my recorder on to make sure that I don’t forget to watch something so miraculous.

It is wonderful for Katie.  and good luck to her in the future.

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