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Renewed Eyesight at 102 Years

Publication Date: 1/15/2015 8:00 AM

Meet Mohammed Awad, 102 years old. He’s led a full and active life but found he was his eyesight was limited. After treatment at Rambam Health Care Campus, Mohammed is seeing clearly once again.

Professor Eytan Blumenthal with Mohammed Awad. Photography: RHCC.Professor Eytan Blumenthal with Mohammed Awad. Photography: RHCC.

Mohammed Awad’s vision was deteriorating until he saw nothing but shadows. But Awad decided not to give up in this era of medical miracles. After some tests, it was found that Awad suffered from severe cataracts in both eyes.

“This is a common disease.” said Prof. Eytan Blumenthal, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rambam, who examined Awad, “There were those who did not think it reasonable to analyze an old man. In the 21st century there is no reason that a person should suffer from visual impairment, and certainly not blindness from cataracts.

After years of limited vision, Awad can see!