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Blind Dutch boy regains sight after operation in Saudi Arabia

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An 8-year-old Dutch boy who has undergone more than 50 surgeries to see again has finally regained his eyesight after an operation in Saudi Arabia.

Dani has been blind since he was 2 years old due to an inherited disease that affected his retina. He underwent 51 surgeries in four European countries as well as the US but all of them had failed.

Dani’s father eventually gave up but a friend of his advised him to travel to Saudi Arabia and consult experts at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.

They traveled to Riyadh and Dani underwent surgery and they later returned to the Netherlands.

During the first few days following the surgery, Dani’s parents did not notice any improvement. His father called the hospital in Riyadh but the doctor who treated Dani told him they need to wait.

Then one day, Dani’s father realized his son regained his eyesight when he saw him kicking a ball and following it around.