Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh’s surgery to repair his damaged right eye has been successfully completed at a private hospital in Alabama, USA.

Baljit has been kept in recovery room for two days after the two-hour operation, which took place between 2000hrs and 2200hrs local time (0630hrs to 0830 hrs IST).

“My operation was successful and I am kept in a recovery room for two-days,” he told PTI through an SMS.

After doctors at the John Hopkins hospital in Baltimore - where the player had been admitted for his post-operative treatment - said they could not guarantee full vision, Baljit arrived in Alabama to consult renowned ophthalmologist Robert Morris.

Dr Morris studied reports of both AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and John Hopkins and decided to do the operation.

Baljit is also hoping to be joined by his father there after his travel documents are sorted out.

Baljit was injured in a freak incident when a golf ball, while practising in Pune, sneaked through his visor to damage his right eye.

Baljit had to be airlifted to the capital where doctors at AIIMS conducted a marathon emergency surgery but could not promise full vision.

The Sports Ministry then arranged his US trip.

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