Bengaluru: Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Bengaluru on Thursday, Feb 8 announced that they had successfully conducted a complicated multiple surgical treatment on a Yemeni patient who lost his vision in a bomb blast, regained 85% of his vision. A Corneal surgeon, Cataract surgeon and a Retina surgeon were involved for recovering the lost vision of the patient within 3 days.
The 37-year-old, Yemeni patient, Sameer Abdo with a history of bomb blast, completely lost his left eye and was blind in his right eye due to corneal opacity, Traumatic cataract and Haemorrhage inside his eye. The patient complained with severe pain in his eyes and could not even read or move around on his own.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Ravi Dorairaj, Medical Director, Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital, Bengaluru said, “We had performed a complicated multiple surgery on the patient who came to our hospital with damaged right eye which was found with multiple foreign particles in the cornea. On further diagnosis, we found that he was suffering from traumatic cataract, vitreous hemorrhage resulting in bleeding inside the eye. We took this case as a challenge when others were hesitant to operate for vision and performed the procedures successfully. Since he was young, we thought of giving a cosmetic correction to his left eye and proceeded with customized prosthesis.”
Dr. Bindhya, consultant Ophthalmologist Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital, Indira nagar said, “First we started with the complicated procedure of removing multiple minute foreign particles in cornea and then performed traumatic cataract surgery with Intraocular lenses implantation and also intra vitreal injection. Post operatively, the patient was kept under observation. The next day, we observed that the patient slowly started regaining vision. After 3 days of immense observation the patient regained 85% of his vision.
Speaking about his vision recovery the Yemeni patient, Sameer Abdo said, “I understood that because of more complication and resource limitation, I was differed elsewhere for treatment. I thank Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital and its team of doctors who took my case as a challenge and brought my vision back. Now I am able to read books and even ride motorbike on my own and I can move freely without anyone’s help.”