The challenging case of David from Nigeria
David Osaretin NosaOtaren, 10, from Nigeria, had poor vision in both his eyes owing to congenital cataract and had undergone an unsuccessful surgery. On examination at LVPEI in August, it was found that he had retinal detachment and choroidal detachment in both eyes. His left eye was inoperable but Dr Vivek Dave and Dr Subhadra Jalali led their teams in conducting three challenging surgeries in a short span to salvage the vision in David's right eye, and finally emerged successful.
On follow up, both retinal and choroidal detachment were found to have resolved successfully with satisfactory improvement in vision. “We thank God for the team spirit evident at LVPEI that collectively worked tirelessly and selflessly to restore vision to David's right eye. On behalf of my husband Dr NosaOtaren, David's twin brother, and other siblings, thank you and God bless you,” says David's mother Mrs Toyin NosaOtaren.