Eric Boateng of Ghana, Africa, is a happy man today thanks to his eye surgeries by Dr Padmaja Kumari Rani in July this year. He had not been able to see anything for 2 years, when a Good Samaritan suggested that they go to India. Eric was escorted to LVPEI Hyderabad by his brother Ayyekum Samuel where Dr Padmaja Kumari Rani identified the problem to be retinal detachment in both the eyes caused by a rare blood disorder known as sickle cell disease.
Samuel recalls the doctor coming out of the operating room to announce that his brother's surgery was successfully done. Both the brothers rejoiced as they felt it was so marvelous. When the lights went out one night, Samuel made it a point to gently enquire if Eric could see him in the dark and pat came the reply, ''I can see you and I can see you better!'' Samuel says, ''So we were all laughing.''
After staying for 6 weeks in Hyderabad for the 2 eye surgeries, the brothers have returned to Ghana full of enthusiasm in anticipation of what life has on offer for them.