Ukrainian teacher blinded in Russian missile attack: My sight has been saved ... trends now
A Ukrainian teacher who was blinded in a missile attack at the start of Russia’s invasion has had her vision restored thanks to Mail on Sunday readers.
Shocking photographs of Olena Kurylo’s blood-streaked face were seen around the world after a missile exploded outside her flat near Kharkiv just hours after Vladimir Putin’s troops marched in last February. The 53-year-old mother was left with glass lodged in her right eye and hundreds of tiny shards embedded in her skin.
The MoS helped her get to Poland, where she had three operations to preserve her eye and prevent a potentially fatal infection. Polish doctors pinned her detached retina and filled the eye with silicone oil, but later struggled to remove the oil without the retina coming loose.
Photographs of Olena Kurylo’s bandaged face were seen around the world in the early days of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine
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