The Spanish driver Maria de Villota (32) has been admitted to the La Paz Universitary Hospital in Madrid on 20 July, coming from Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK where she was treated following her accident in a testing session on 3rd July.
The patient's general conditions are good, which allowed to release her yesterday. In these six days, she has been treated by specialists of the Plastic and Neurological surgery services, and the Ophthalmology department, who will continue to follow her, as she will need to undergo periodical checks and treatments.
From a neurological point of view, the patient does not present any deficit and does not need any surgery. The specialists have made no special remarks but will continue to follow her in the forthcoming period of time.
As communicated previously, the patient has lost her right eye, as a consequence of the serious trauma suffered, and she will be closely followed by the Ophthalmology service. The specialists of the Plastic surgery service will be responsible for following the serious injuries to her face and correcting the effects of those.