Monday, August 27, 2012

Story of a child who has received a free "gift of sight" at SuVi Eye Institute Kota India after 15 years that lighted up her life

We are pleased to share this story of a child who has received a "gift of sight" after 15 years that lighted up her life. Example like this make this profession of eye doctor/ophthalmology really worthwhile. This 15 year old girl child from Rang Talab, Kota, India had a poor vision since birth, she came to us at SuVi Eye Institute & Lasik Laser Center, Kota, India with bilateral total lenticular opacity. Adding further to her miseries, her father passed away when she was just 3 year old and her mother somehow managed to feed her kids by working as a household help. She used to go to a Madarsa where she would learn by listening to her teachers as she could not see. Her teachers were quite dedicated and made lot of efforts over the past 4 years to get her eyes treated but did not succeed in their efforts partly because of financial problems and partly because of a general neglect of childhood cataracts at most Govt. facilities. Over the last 6 months, she had become virtually blind and could not go out of her house even to the school. This is when her teachers got her to us and we immediately did cataract surgery (topical phaco-aspiration) with multifocal IOL implantation (all without any charge) and for the first time, she could see so well (6/9 and 6/9 and N6 unaided). Despite so many efforts at the govt and NGO level in the field of cataract surgery, it is sad to see that there are still such cases that too not in some remote village, but within city limits. Clearly there is a need to involve childhood cataracts in our efforts in the NPCB.
Contact details: Dr Vidushi Sharma & Dr Suresh K Pandey- 
Suvi Eye Institute and Research Center, VISX™ Advanced CustomVue™ Lasik Laser Center, C 13 Talwandi, Kota, Rajasthan, India
Phone +91 (744) 2433575; +91 9351412449; 

Karachi, Pakistan Software Engineer travelled to Kota, India for Eye Surgery at SuVi Eye Institute Kota Rajasthan India

An Engineer's Journey from Karachi (Pakistan) to Kota (Rajasthan, India) for Eye Surgery:
A Program "Aman Ki Roshni" (Spreading the Light Across the Border) was organized at SuVi Eye Institute & Lasik Laser Center campus, Kota, India on July 19, 2012. I G Police Shri Amrit Kalash, Mayor Dr Ratna Jain, Shahar Kazi were present to grace this occasion. This program was organized to convey a farewell to Pakistan (Karachi’s) Software Engineer who visited Kota, India to get his Eye Surgery done at Kota. July 17. His visit to India proved once again that human trust and empathy knows no boundaries, neither political, nor religious. While many patients come from Pakistan for heart surgery specially for kids at places like the Narayan Hridayalaya and other big institutions, this was a unique case of trans-border trust entirely on a patient to doctor level, for which the patient undertook this journey from Karachi to Kota. When it comes to people to people interaction, Indians and Pakistanis have always been very warm to each other and this was just another reinforcement of the need for the two neighbors to live like friendly neighbors.Mr. Fahim Uddin, in his early 40’s had myopia and he was using spectacle of minus 6 diopter in the right eye and minus 8 diopter in the left eye since childhood. Since past 5 years he noticed gradual decrease in his vision causing him difficulty to do his routine work. He consulted several eye doctors in Karachi who mentioned him that he has been suffering from lenticular opacity and need to undergo refractive cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation. Being a young, net savvy person, he did a lot of research on the internet, including Food and Drug Administration (USA FDA) websites, for the best suitable Intraocular Lens for his eyes that will enable him excellent near and distance vision without glasses. He then realized that a particular diffractive Multifocal IOL would be the best for him to get rid of glasses as well after the surgery. But this particular IOL was not available in Pakistan and would have been very expensive to arrange via Singapore. He then searched for doctors who were doing this IOL implantation in India and found Dr. Suresh Pandey’s many videos on YouTube regarding the same. He contacted doctors on phone to seek an opinion and then remained in touch via e-mail to discuss his condition. Since the patient was keen on this IOL and it was very expensive and difficult for him to get it done in Pakistan, doctors at SuVi Eye Institute offered to send the Intraocular Lens to him in Pakistan. But by then, the patient had developed his trust in the doctors here and decided to undertake the journey across the border to get his eye surgery done. A visa form for medical Visa and many formalities later, Mr. Fahim Uddin landed in Kota on July 9th and underwent both eyes surgery done by Dr Suresh Pandey & Dr Vidushi Pandey on July 9th and July 12th respectively. He is extremely happy with the results and the warmth he received from the entire hospital staff and people here. He even saw a movie (Bol Bacchan) in the cinema hall here and was thrilled with the excellent vision he had at both distance and near without glasses, with no night vision problems either. Dr. Vidushi Sharma, MD (AIIMS), FRCS (UK)* *Dr. Suresh K Pandey, MS (PGIMER), ASF (USA)* *SuVi** Eye Hospital** & Research Centre* *Kota**, Rajasthan, Phone 0744-2433575, 09351412449* *E-mail:* *Website:*
Video on YouTube:

 Karachi's Software Engineer Visited SuVi Eye Kota India for Eye Surgery