The world’s most senior ophthalmology surgeon said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of a patient who had been battling glaucoma since February, which was caused by a rare type of blood cancer.
Dr James Kelly, who was appointed as the chief executive of the UK’s leading ophthalmic hospital, Royal Liverpool, last year, said he had spoken to the patient’s family on the phone and was “horrified and saddened” to hear the news.
“I was deeply saddened to hear about the death,” he said.
“He was an excellent man who was working very hard at the Royal Liverpool and was doing all that he could to make this hospital and its patients well.”
“The world is a better place for his loss.”‘
It was very sad’Dr Kelly said he believed the patient, who had received treatment for glaucoidosis since February in the UK, had suffered a fatal brain tumour, which he had treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
“It was a very difficult time for him,” he added.
The ophthalmoscope was used to treat patients who had glaucosidosis, a rare cancer that causes blood vessels to swell, but which is not related to glauconostosis.”
It was an awful, terrible time for the family.”
The ophthalmoscope was used to treat patients who had glaucosidosis, a rare cancer that causes blood vessels to swell, but which is not related to glauconostosis.
Dr Kelly was previously chairman of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and had been a director of the British Ophthalmic Society.
The Royal Liverpool was the first of its kind in the world and had a capacity of up to 200 patients, including some of the country’s top specialists.
“They’re very well-respected and well-known in the medical community,” Dr Kelly said.
He said the patients he had met had been in intensive care for several weeks, had not been receiving much care and had suffered from “very serious, serious brain damage”.
“They are still doing the best they can, and the prognosis is very good,” he told the BBC’s Today programme.
“There is a lot of work to do and we are all very grateful to the families and the surgeons.”””
It’s a very, but very, rare disease.””
There is a lot of work to do and we are all very grateful to the families and the surgeons.”
“It’s a very, but very, rare disease.”
Dr Kelly described glaucolosis as a rare form of blood cell cancer, but said it was “very difficult to get the diagnosis”.
“It has a very high survival rate, but unfortunately we have very few patients who are completely cured,” he continued.
“There are very few who get better on their own.”
What we know is that the disease is very difficult to treat, and it is not curable.
“A number of these patients have lost the use of their legs and are still in intensive treatment.”
These are people who are in the intensive care unit and they are in very difficult situations and they’re trying to get better, but they’re in very, extremely dangerous situations.
“Dr James said that when the Royal Reds surgery facility had started a fundraising campaign on its website to raise money for the patient and his family, there was a “huge response” and “very encouraging”.”
The number of people who wanted to give has been overwhelming,” he concluded.”
We are absolutely thrilled that this is being funded by a private citizen.