One of the oldest people on the planet, 121-year-old Appaz Iliyev from the Russian republic of Ingushetia, has got his sight back thanks to a successful surgery. Born in 1896, the man still works daily in his garden in the North Caucasus mountains.
The surgery on one of the oldest people alive was performed by doctors at a regional hospital in Ingushetia, Russian media reported Saturday citing local authorities. Iliyev, who had been suffering from cataracts, spent only one day at the hospital before returning to his village high in the mountains. At this stage, one of his eyes was treated, with specialists predicting a full sight recovery for their special patient, TASS reported.