Jet ski boy has surgery to save eye
A 10-year-old child left with severe facial injuries after being hit by a jet ski in Dubai has undergone reconstructive surgery
A 10-year-old child left with severe facial injuries after being hit by a jet ski in Dubai has undergone reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused by the accident.
Daniel Clamens was playing in the sea at Al Mamzar beach when an Emirati man on a jet ski smashed into him in June. Although Daniel was operated on in Dubai the family returned to their native US, where doctors in Miami told him one of the bones in his face was misplaced and the reconstruction was incorrect.
They said he needed more reconstructive surgery to save his sight in one eye.
Surgeons at Miami Children's Hospital performed five procedures on Daniel last Tuesday, including the repositioning of his eye and the removal of the implant fitted in his previous surgery.
His surgeon Dr S Anthony Wolfe, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Miami Children's Hospital, told Daniel's parents he will need another operation in six months.
But his father Roberto said the youngster is in high spirits.
Roberto said: "Daniel is recovering fast. He has been very courageous and in good spirits, even though he has been subject of rejection and ridicule by his peers due to his disfigured face." "It has been heartbreaking for all of us,"âhe added.