Thursday, 18 August 2016

From Oman, for better and affordable treatment

Mohammed Ali, 22, a poor farmer from Oman sustained severe burn injuries in both his eyes at a construction site where explosives were being used. The left eye suffered complete vision loss. He applied honey on his wounds for some relief from the severe burning sensation. But to his dismay, gradually the vision in his right eye too started diminishing. His acquaintances suggested LVPEI for better and affordable treatment, and he also had a cousin in Hyderabad. 

His left eye was beyond treatment but there was some hope for his right eye.  Twelve days after his visit to LVPEI on 1 July 2016, Boston Keratoprosthesis with Ahmed glaucoma valve was performed owing to which he now has functional vision and plans to resume farming once he is back home. To improve the cosmetic appeal of his face, a prosthetic eye has been prepared for his left eye. “Dr Bhupesh Bagga, Dr Sirisha Senthil and the treating nurses went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Despite the language barrier, the doctors took extra efforts to explain the treatment and the post operative care,” says his cousin, Saleh Hamed.

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