As Good as New!
"I am happy and satisfied that my corneal transplantation in LVPEI was
successful - I have made four visits here in the past three months. The
tissue was accepted
by my body, after
I underwent a
repeat surgery as
the earlier graft was
not of a very good
These are the
words of young
Priti Chopra from
Surat. In July 2010,
following an eye
infection, Priti's eye
condition worsened suddenly. It became so severe that she had to
undergo an emergency corneal transplantation, performed by a senior
eye specialist in Baroda. Because of the urgency of the situation, the
doctor had to perforce use the cornea that was available, though it was
not of the best quality. The doctor advised her to find a better matching
donor later, to enable her to see better.
Priti and her father Mr Brijendra Chopra came to LVPEI in February
2012. Her repeat corneal transplantation surgery was done by
Dr Muralidhar Ramappa who considers the surgical outcome as one
of the best, owing to the controlled settings, i.e., quiet eye prior to the
surgery, good quality donor cornea, a meticulous surgery, combined
with regular follow-up and good compliance to medication. These
factors ensure good outcomes in at least 90% of the cases.
Priti is now looking forward to resuming her pursuit of an advanced
course in cosmetics. She has been following the doctor's orders - no
make-up on her eyelids and wearing sunglasses to protect her eyes from
the sun, dust and inadvertent injury.
Priti's smile reaches both her eyes as she says, "90% of my vision has
now been restored…this is a blessing for me. You cannot tell which eye
has received a graft, can you?" That's the best part: feeling as good as
before, feeling as good as new
April 21, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful job your team did on 18-4-2012 for my
OD cataract surgery. I was so tense, but the assurance given by Dr Somasheila
Murthy helped me opt for local anesthesia, instead of general. The doctor not
only saved the unnecessary expenditure of general anesthesia, but saved me
and my wife from a lot of anxiety and tension.
Any institute or organization runs on the efforts of dedicated individuals.
Dedicated doctors like Somasheila are a great asset to any institute. I would
like to see her in this prestigious institute for a long time. I thank her and her
wonderful team. I may not see her again, but one's relations should be like what
a great philosopher said, "Do you know the relationship between two EYES?
They blink together, they move together, they cry together, even though they
never see each other."
Pulizala Raghavender, Hyderabad
PS: We have been involved in donating eyes since 1979. Recently, on April 17,
we donated the eyes of my aunt Pulizala Shakuntala Bai to LVPEI. So far we
have donated 17 persons' eyes, through our circle of friends and relatives.
May 23, 2012
I happened to visit your hospital at Banjara Hills, along with a relative. Your
staffer Vanita Ganesh (Associate Administrator) is one of the best in terms of
her behavior and helpful nature to the patients. The way she interacts with
patients and their attenders is highly appreciable. I congratulate you for having
such good staff members.
Rajkumar Khandelwal, Hyderabad
From Vijayawada campus
May 29, 2012
Thank you so much for checking all our HIV positive Tulip Garden orphan
children and 40 handicapped orphans from Asha Jyothi. This is a very great
help for us!
I was so surprised when I arrived at the L V Prasad Eye Institute and The
David Brown Children's Eye Care Centre. It is so clean, so well organised, and
everybody was so very kind to us and our children. What a great difference from
so many other hospitals here in Vijayawada and the many hospitals I have seen
in all my years in India. I felt I was in a hospital back in The Netherlands.......my
compliments! Even our children were surprised to see a hospital like this - so
beautiful and clean, with kind and friendly doctors!
Margaret, Tulip Garden