Nigerian student gets eye surgery in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — An engineering student from Nigeria has received a much-needed surgery, thanks to the Big Island ophthalmologist who saved his life 20 years ago.

Dr. Susan Senft performed surgery on Buhari Salisu Buhari when he was 3 years old and diagnosed with a rare malignant tumor of the inner lining in his eye.

After some problems more than 20 years later, he tracked down Senft in Kailua-Kona and she arranged for him to travel to Hawaii for reconstructive surgery.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/dYXe7 ) reported Tuesday Dr. Jorge Camara reconstructed an eyelid to hold the prosthesis in place and prevent infection.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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