Joseph Mariyana was working abroad when a small mishap led to irreparable damage to his eyes. While washing clothes using a chemical named Clorox, a drop of the chemical fell into his left eye.
Joseph flew back to Goa and consulted with many doctors in a seemingly futile attempt to find a cure for the damage done to his eye. Doctors in Goa gave him medicines and eye drops, but none of those proved effective in improving his condition.
When Joseph first visited the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, he had already lost vision in his left eye. Dr. Mukesh Taneja, who overlooked Joseph’s case at the institute, knew that preserving Joseph’s right eye was paramount to prevent Joseph from going blind.
Dr. Taneja learnt that Joseph had a condition known as Meibomitis, which led to repeated attacks of marginal keratitis in his right eye. In such types of corneas, the success rate of corneal transplants was very low, so the doctors decided not to conduct a transplant for him. Instead, the doctors decided to perform cataract surgery for Joseph.
The surgery was difficult since Joseph’s cornea was largely opaque. However, the experienced team of doctors at the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute were able to successfully complete the surgery. After the surgery, Joseph maintained a 20/50 vision and was able to go about his normal routine once again with ease.
Joseph feels immensely grateful for the support and empathy showed to him by the team of doctors. He credits Dr. Taneja’s assistance for his ability to see through one eye today. Joseph’s son believes that the understanding of people, clubbed with the latest technology is what makes the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute remarkable.