Yet another article, some info duplicative as is the case with many of these.http://news.mail.ru/inregions/moscow/90 ... /11687333/
English version (translation my own) : Sergei Filin's eyes healing unevenly but doctors hope for the best
The condition of artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin, has stabilized. Several operations are still ahead and then a long recovery period. However, no questions about his health are arising among doctors. But among legal authorities, there are a lot of questions.
Leading Moscow specialists gather at Hospital #36 almost every morning now: examination of the star patient, a consilium, a report to journalists. Sergei Filin is better. And most importantly - he can see. No other details. Even the head opthamologist of the capital won't issue a prognosis.
"The progress is positive. That is how it should be, the recovery process is coming along, more actively in one eye. But, as a rule, in pair organs, identical harm doesn't happen: one is always better than the other. The difference is insignificant, but we hope that the one that is worse will get better," says Larisa Mashetova, head opthamalogist of the Eye Center of Hospital #36.
On Friday, less than a day after the attack, an operation on the balletmaster's eyes was done at #36. Now he's in the recovery ward, and after tomorrow Sergei Filin awaits another operation. And yet another on Tuesday. The help of plastic surgeons is required.
"The depth of the damage - first, second, and third degree. The swelling in his face has been arrested, the surface healing has begun," said the director of the Burn Center at the 36th State Hospital Yuri Tyurnikov.
It was learned that the balletmaster had concentrated sulphuric acid thrown at him. The doctors promise that the his face will not be disfigured. The recovery will take about a month.
Since Thursday, almost all of the Bolshoi Theatre and even the Minister of Culture has visited the balletmaster. Doctors asked those who are still planning to come visit Sergei Filin to wait while his wounds heal. Specialists fear that visitors will bring in viral infections from outside.
"He's eating, sleeping, meeting guests. He's a man with a sense of humor, quite active. He's a good man," the doctors smile.
Among the balletmaster's guests were also investigators. They spent two hours with Sergei. However, nothing is known yet about the investigation, although the family and those in the Theatre claim that they can guess who is behind the attack on the artistic director of the ballet troupe.