American Hospital, helping patients in need!
Under the special auspices of the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Mr. Erion Veliaj, the American Hospital has cooperated to help the 19 year old boy Sebastian Sinomati, from the Development Center for persons with disabilities, Vlora.
Contacted by means of a letter from the director of this institution in Vlora, Mr. Viktor Lami, regarding the concerns for the health of Sebastian; Mr.Veliaj has addressed and trusted the American Hospital for the realization of this particular surgery, the corneal transplant.
Sebastian Sinomati, diagnosed with a genetic disease, called neurofibromatosis, a rare tumoral disease, which had damaged completely the vision in his right eye, underwent a week ago in the American Hospital an intervention of the corneal transplant in one of his eyes. Under the care and supervision of the ophthalmologist Dr. Teuta Haveri and the specialist staff of oculists, the corneal transplant was realized successfully and the patient’s sight has returned.
Since 2009, 30 corneal transplants have been successfully realized until now in the American Hospital. In the advanced phases of keratoconus, when cornea is almost in perforation (breaking) the corneal transplant is the only method that could save the eye.