President undergoes surgery

  • 2008-09-05
  • In cooperation with BNS

VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus has undergone correctiveeye surgery, the president's press service said.

Adamkus had lens replacement surgery on his right eye on Thurdayafternoon. The president was released from the hospital on Thursday evening,and has spent Friday recovering at his home. The procedure took 20 mintes andwas performed under local anesthesia.

It was the second surgery that Adamkus, 81, has undergone this year. In Maythe president received a heart stimulator implant. At the time, doctors saidthe condition which led to the surgery 's a heart arrhythmia 's was the result oftension and stress.

Adamkus has been undergoing annual check-ups and informing the populaceabout his state of health on an annual basis since his election to the post in1998.