Eye surgeon Dr Fayyaz Musa has done it again – bringing the gift of sight back to a Kirklees patient.
The Huddersfield and Halifax doctor has performed a world class eye procedure on Gomersal pensioner Shirley Walker.
The Examiner reported last year how the Bradley surgeon had become one of the first in the UK to undertake the revolutionary new technique.
The innovation – called descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) – saw him transplant a single layer of cells the width of one tenth of a human hair onto the eye of Farnley Tyas resident Joan Greenwood at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Now he has repeated his magic technique to help Shirley, 78, who was losing her sight due to corneal swelling.
Shirley went to see Dr Musa after her daughter Ruth Walker-Mahmood, 57, was diagnosed with a genetic eye disease called Fuchs Dystrophy.
Ruth’s condition didn’t need any further treatment but in order to save her sight, Shirley did.
She has now had surgery on both eyes.
Shirley said: “I was in a great deal of discomfort, was losing my vision and because I live alone and wasn’t able to drive, I was also rapidly losing my independence.
“Swelling had been building up, which was causing the vision loss and the disease was taking a hold quickly necessitating a corneal graft.
“My sister had undergone the full version in the past and I knew only too well that the rehabilitation period was a long one and it was a big intervention.
“With the procedure which Dr Musa offers, within just 10 days my vision was better than it had ever been in my life.
“I could read letters on the chart that I had never been able to see before!
“It wasn’t long until I was back behind the wheel of my car and also using my computer for online banking and internet shopping.
“We are so lucky to have Dr Musa here in Yorkshire as he is one of only a select number of surgeons in the world to carry out this state of the heart surgery.
“He inspires every confidence and is truly amazing, he has literally given me my life back.
“He takes a holistic approach to his work in that he was interested in the genetic aspect of this condition. He treats us as a family!”