Wednesday, 11 March 2015

No more the lesser twin



Five years ago in 2010, when doctors declared the month old Arshad blind for life because of the white opacity in his eyes, the dejected parents found hope when a relative found LVPEI. The baby was diagnosed with vitamin A deficiency and vascular corneal scars. 

Baby Arshad underwent two corneal transplantations – in the right eye when he was 5 months and in the left eye at 8 months of age. Baby Arshad then had to adjust to wearing eye glasses. He also needed to travel 16 times till date to Hyderabad from his native Aurangabad in Maharashtra for follow up care. But it is well worth it says his mother Saira Khan for Arshad can now ably compete with his twin brother Arfath in school and all other activities. The parents give credit to eye donor families for their son's cornea transplants, and
to Dr Muralidhar Ramappa their treating specialist.

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