Monday, 3 July 2017

Glad to share with all

Glad to share with all that I secured 75% in my B.A. first year exam that I am pursuing through correspondence from Osmania University. When I look back at my academic journey, there came a point in my life when I had to discontinue my Bachelors in Mass Communication in 2008 due to vision loss. I have to admit that I never thought I will be able to study further. But I was wrong as life had other plans for me or rather LVPEI,  I should say! I walked in here as a patient in 2011, joined as an employee in 2013 and now I am also availing the institute's services to study further. Every step I took from the time I came here uncovered great opportunities.  'So that all may have vision', this would be my version of the mission statement of LVPEI as it let me have a vision for my future. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to each one for their support and assistance. Special thanks to T Vinay Kumar, our sound editor for letting me have the audio books on time.

T V Aishwarya, Counsellor, HelpLine Services,

Institute for Vision Rehabilitation, LVPEI

Two corneal transplants and now the IAS

Hyderabad based radiologist Dr Sandeep Kumar Nallamothu had undergone two corneal transplants in his right eye at LVPEI. He was in the 7th grade when his eye power started increasing drastically. This adversely affected his studies and overall personality as well.

“Dr Prashant Garg has been a major influence in my life. He would always motivate me to study and scale greater heights,” says the 33 year old Sandeep. He recently cleared his IAS exams and is now awaiting posting. Extremely happy with the treatment provided at the Institute, Sandeep's father Mr Vijay Kumar Nallamothu says, “I am so proud of my son’s achievements. We have been fortunate to receive the best of care at LVPEI.”

Accessible, affordable eye care at the doorsteps of the community

Mahbub Ali Syed, 56, from Chunchupalli village in Khammam District, Telangana, had lost vision in his right eye 15 years back due to a stone injury. Since the past year, he was experiencing blurred vision in his other eye. A local doctor advised cataract surgery but fearing surgery and the huge expense, he bravely decided to live with blurred vision, even though mundane chores were getting increasingly challenging. 

Things changed when an LVPEI field worker on a door-to-door survey visited Mahbub’s village, and soon escorted him to the Nava Bharat Eye Centre in Paloncha for a successful cataract surgery with Dr Priya Mittal, completely free of cost.

"I am so happy that I can once again see and take care of my family now!" says Mahbub.`