Lakshmamma, a field worker, believes that she injured her eyes in the field when she accidentally brushed her face against a thorn. Trying to mask the pain, she continued working despite noticeable swelling in her eye.
On the third day after the incident, the pain became so unbearable for Lakshmamma that she felt as if her eyeballs were going to fall out. At that point, she slowly started losing her vision. Slowly, she noticed that her eye had started getting filled with pus.
Lakshmamma’s nephew, who had himself visited the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute multiple times before, recommended that she visit the institute soon. At the institute, Dr Mukesh Taneja examined Lakshmamma’s condition. He noticed that she had a serious infection in her eyes which were made worse by the fact that she was not responding to medicines.
The team of doctors at the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute debated whether Lakshmamma should undergo a corneal transplant. However, due to the severity and nature of her infection, the chances of a corneal transplant being successful was low. The doctors, therefore, decided to administer antifungal injections to Lakshmamma.
Lakshmamma responded well to the antifungal injections and gradually her infection completely disappeared. She is now asymptomatic and completely free of any pain in her eyes. Lakshmamma visited the hospital weekly for her treatment and felt immensely grateful for the fact that the doctors did not charge her any fee for her treatment.
After returning to her village, Lakshmamma often tells others in need about the brilliant work done by the experienced team of eye doctors at the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute. Both Lakshmamma and her nephew are grateful for the compassion and empathy shown by the doctors, who patiently examined and healed her.