Monday, 6 June 2016

Spreading the vision in Kalahandi

Seven year old Jagannath Durga from Kalahandi, Odisha came to LVPEI Bhubaneswar on 6th April 2016 complaining of difficulty in seeing the blackboard. On examination, he was diagnosed with Developmental cataract in both the eyes and advised surgery by Dr Vivek Warkad. Post surgery, his vision in both eyes has improved and the parents are very happy. Jagannath's mother Bui Nayak is an ASHA worker in Kalahandi district and she plans to screen all the children in her village every 2-3 months so children with visual problems can be referred to LVPEI. She promises to spread LVPEI's vision of eliminating avoidable blindness.

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