Thursday, 18 August 2016

Winning the patient's trust

Masoom Ahmed was just 3 when his parents noticed that his left eye was relatively small compared to the other eye. The local doctor in Basti, Uttar Pradesh referred him to specialists in Delhi. It was a case of Retinal Detachment (RD). Unfortunately, the surgery was not a success and Masoom lost the vision in his left eye. Eventually, he began experiencing diminishing vision in his right eye as well and soon lost all vision.

In September 2012 they consulted at LVPEI and a vitrectomy surgery for RD was advised. “Based on our past experience, I was very skeptical but Ruksana ji and Arundhati ji (patient care counselors) put all my fears to rest. After meeting Dr Raja Narayanan, I was convinced that my son is now in safe hands,” recalls his father, Musheer Ahmed. The surgery of the right eye was a success and 50% of his vision was restored. 

Masoom is 13 today, and studies in 9th Grade with the help of assistive devices such as the magnifier and telescope - prescribed by the Vision Rehabilitation team at LVPEI. He is doing well in his academics and aspires to become a professor.

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