Bahrain’s most prominent religious scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, will undergo a second surgery on his eye on Thursday in a hospital in the British capital, London.
The team tasked with caring for the Sheikh released a statement on Thursday asking Bahrainis and Sheikh Qassim supporters to “pray to God Almighty to heal him and that the surgery be successful and that God grants him good health and wellness.”
They also revealed that this latest surgery is “complicated and accurate and needs a longer period and more accurate follow-ups.”
The latest operation follows on from two other “successful” procedures which were carried out by doctors also in London.
Sheikh Qassim left his home country for England on July 9 after doctors emphasized the need for his immediate transfer to a specialized hospital to prevent further deterioration of his health.
He was initially hospitalized in Bahrain after his health began to deteriorate following a lengthy spell living under regime-imposed house arrest.