Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Ramanjanamma Triumphs over Strabismus

Koneti Ramanjanamma works as an Anganwadi worker for a government sponsored playgroup. She looks after the diet, health and play way needs of children under five years of age in her neighbourhood. But her own childhood was quite troubled. She had been dogged by a tough squint with her left eye turned inward to the extent that the black of her eye had gone under her nose and only the white eye ball was seen. Ramanjanamma recalls that not a single doctor had attempted to cure her, stating that vision would not be restored in her troubled eye. 

However, when she developed an unbearable pain in the left eye in February, 2013, she consulted an eye doctor in Kurnool who referred her to Hyderabad. Hearing about patients being treated without charge at L V Prasad Eye Institute, she made her way to the Banjara Hills campus of our Institute. Her squint was soon surgically corrected on 19 March 2013 by Dr Ramesh Kekunnaya who was ably assisted by Dr Shailja Tibrewal. 

Post the surgery, Ramanjunamma is beside herself with joy. She had pined for this happy situation in all these long years. Yes, she is very evidently beautiful, her sister-in-law opines, saying a simple, “Thank you, Dr Ramesh Kekunnaya.”

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