When 11 year old Masoom Ahmad stated the day after his surgery that he could see the letters on the 'E' chart, his surgeon Dr Raja Narayanan and his team in the operating room and outpatient clinic, all rejoiced.
But the most joyful of all were Masoom's parents, for Masoom's was a curious case. Not only was vision saved in his only seeing eye, they were relieved he was not going to suffer the same fate as their elder son who had lost an eye after being accidentally elbowed and the other too developed blindness in a peculiar condition known as sympathetic ophthalmia. Their younger son Masoom had already lost his left eye despite surgery, and was in danger of losing the right eye too due to retinal detachment.
Surgery had not helped the elder son, so the family was understandably tense, needing psychological counseling to overcome their foreboding. The clinical psychologist at LVPEI counseled both parents, encouraging them to be strong in making the right decision for their child. By being in the right place and consulting the right surgeon, they had done the correct thing, she pointed out.
The joyful parents now credit their happiness to the systematic procedures at LVPEI and the surgeon's skills.
Patient: Master Masoom Ahmad , seen by Dr Raja Narayanan