Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The challenging case of David from Nigeria

David Osaretin NosaOtaren, 10, from Nigeria, had poor vision in both his eyes owing to congenital cataract and had undergone an unsuccessful surgery. On examination at LVPEI in August, it was found that he had retinal detachment and choroidal detachment in both eyes. His left eye was inoperable but Dr Vivek Dave and Dr Subhadra Jalali led their teams in conducting three challenging surgeries in a short span to salvage the vision in David's right eye, and finally emerged successful.

On follow up, both retinal and choroidal detachment were found to have resolved successfully with satisfactory improvement in vision. “We thank God for the team spirit evident at LVPEI that collectively worked tirelessly and selflessly to restore vision to David's right eye. On behalf of my husband Dr NosaOtaren, David's twin brother, and other siblings, thank you and God bless you,” says David's mother Mrs Toyin NosaOtaren.

Ankita can now complete her studies

Six months back, a mundane household chore left Ankita Jain, 18, of Pathria village in Madhya Pradesh, badly injured in her left eye with a wooden stick she had used. With her vision blurred completely, she consulted several doctors in Sagar but in vain. 

A doctor in Jabalpur, who was trained at LVPEI, recommended the institute so they promptly reached Hyderabad on 8 August 2015 where Dr Raja Narayanan successfully operated her for retinal detachment. 

“I am a farmer and can ill afford expensive treatment. Dr Raja Narayanan assured me that my daughter would be treated completely free of cost, and she was. The operation has been successful and now my daughter is able to see from her left eye. I am hopeful that she will complete her studies and secure a good job for herself,” says the grateful father.