Dalai Lama visits AIIMS for eye check-up

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 23:18

New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama On Tuesday visited the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences for an eye check-up.
The 76-year-old leader had undergone a cataract surgery in January at the Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, at AIIMS, under the supervision of Dr J S Titiyal, professor of ophthalmology at the centre.
"He came today for a routine check-up for the surgery in the eye that he had undergone due to cataract. He came in the second half and left after all investigations were over," a doctor with the hospital said.

Cataract is a clouding of the eye`s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people above 50 years.

Doctors said that his vision has been restored. The exiled Tibetan leader had undergone a gall bladder surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in October, 2008.


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 23:18

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