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It sounds like your friend has sustained a very serious eye injury that will require immediate treatment by an ophthalmologist.
I would expect that the hospital has an ophthalmologist on staff who will be attending him. From what you have posted it does not seem wise to delay treatment to find "the best" eye surgeon; the one available at the hospital will need to close the eye and, if necessary, remove the lens fragments.
If you can give me more information on the exact nature of his injuries I will be happy to go over treatment options in detail.
Does this make sense to you?
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Thank you for asking. We did get in touch with the hospital, but the doctor did not speak English. We were however put on to an English speaking nurse on another floor, who agreed to try to forward us the results once the scan was done. As it happens, he was released from hospital the next day (last Tuesday night), as the scan showed no retinal damage, bleeding was dissipating, the lens was a little "dirty" and had moved a little, but some of his vision was returning. They have given him 3 different types of eye drops and some tablets to take and asked him to go back for a check up next Tuesday. If the lens is still 'dirty", they have propsed a small operation to clean it. The eye was still discharging last night so we asked him to call today just to check if this was normal for the eye at this stage. He has promised to let us know as soon as he speaks with the dr., depending on whether he can catch him today or tomorrow. At this stage it seems to be a better result than we thought it would be, we are just hoping that it will be a full recovery.