Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Microbial Keratitis Surgery for Yedukondalu


Mr. Adabala Yedukondalu is a poor daily wages worker from Tirupathipuram near Tanuku in West Godavari district. He has been eking out his living with a single eye, having lost his left eye from a polio attack during his childhood. He is married and has a son and a daughter.

Trouble however began when the right eye also developed infection. They visited a couple of nearby hospitals where he was diagnosed to be suffering from Microbial Keratitis (MK), a term used to describe various types of corneal infections.

However, with help from relatives, they pooled in the required money and made their way to LVPEI Hyderabad, where their financial issue was promptly addressed by treating Mr Yedukondalu under the non-paying category. A therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty (TPK) was performed in the patient’s right eye by Dr. Muralidhar. But owing to the nature of the problem which resulted in repeated infection, the surgery too had to be repeated a number of times.

Mrs Rajalakshmi however is grateful to LVPEI where they have been coming since the year 2008 that the surgeries were performed totally free of cost. She is full of gratitude for Dr. Muralidhar, Nagamani and Dr. Bhupesh Bagga including the Centre for Sight Enhancement (CSE) at the Institute which offered him and his family a railway concession certificate so that he could continue with his treatment.

Mrs Rajalakshmi also referred other patients from their village to the institute who are all grateful to her for showing them such a great hospital. Having been cured of their own ailments, they all unanimously pray for her son to get well soon.

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