Mark Boucher undergoes eye surgery
Johannesburg: The medical team treating Proteas wicket-keeper Mark Boucher is positive about his condition after he underwent eye surgery at a Cape Town Clinic on Thursday morning.
Boucher suffered a serious eye injury in a freak accident on the field in England a fortnight ago, effectively forcing his early retirement form the game and denying him the chance to take his 1,000th wicket, for which he needed just one more.
Boucher`s medical team said the latest procedure went well and took about three hours.
The doctors said in statement that there were no complications, no bleeding and nothing else unexpected.
The important parts of the retina were intact, confirming previous findings, and the blood which had accumulated due to the trauma was removed.
"The outcome looks very positive and the surgeon is pleased with the procedure," the statement added.
Reacting to constant enquiries by the media, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has again requested respect for Boucher`s privacy and to also to respect the privileged relationship between doctor and patient.
The Boucher family expressed gratitude for the support they have received from around the world and CSA said it would keep Mark`s well-wishers informed as and when appropriate information becomes available.
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