World over, many people suffer from visual and eye-related conditions. Healthcare remains a priority for most nations, however, only a handful of countries have a premium and affordable eye care institute that serves all sections of society. In search of such eye care institutes, people often have to travel around the world until they find one.
Shukri Murhad Sarhan, a 10-year-old boy from Yemen, was suffering deeply due to his visual impairment. Shukri’s visual impairment stemmed from an allergy that he had been suffering from for five years. To get his son assistance, Shukri’s father met multiple doctors in Yemen, who told him that Shukri’s cornea was completely damaged in his right eye. Due to limited facilities in Yemen, Shukri was unable to find any options for his cornea transplant. With just two large hospitals in the country, Shukri’s father was suggested to visit India.
Dr Pratik Gogri, Cornea Cataract and Refractive Surgeon at the Tej Kohli Cornea Insititute first examined Shukri. He noted that Shukri’s previous doctors were not able to provide him with adequate treatment for his visual impairment due to his advanced stage of Keratoconus. The doctor also felt that if Shukri’s condition were to be prolonged, he would permanently lose his eyesight.
Since Shukri’s right cornea was completely damaged, it had to be replaced. The surgery was successful, thanks to the experienced doctors and facilities. After the surgery, the doctors and Shukri’s father witnessed a drastic improvement in his vision. Thanks to this, Shukri also became much more confident.
Shukri’s father, who found many similarities between Yemen and India during his son’s treatment, praised the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute for conducting a thorough examination and for providing treatment for his son.