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Boucher undergoes eye surgery, 'no complications'

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Published: Friday, July 20, 2012, 12:11 [IST]
 
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Boucher undergoes eye surgery

Cape Town, Jul 20: Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher underwent eye surgery at a Cape Town Clinic on Thursday morning and the three-hour procedure went well without any complications, the player's medical team said.

"Proteas' wicketkeeper Mark Boucher underwent eye surgery at a Cape Town Clinic on Thursday morning," a report posted on the Cricket South Africa (CSA) website said.

His medical team have issued a report, stating: "The procedure went well and took about 3 hours. There were no complications, no bleeding and nothing else unexpected. The important parts of the retina were intact, confirming previous findings.

"The blood which accumulated due to the trauma was removed. The outcome looks very positive and the surgeon is pleased with the procedure."

The Boucher family are extremely grateful for the support they have received from around the world and CSA will keep Mark's well-wishers informed as and when appropriate information becomes available, CSA said.

Boucher was hit on his left eyeball by a bail during South Africa's tour game against Somerset last week. Following this on-field injury while keeping, he was forced to retire from cricket.

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