Medical Intervention Augmented by Low Vision Services

12 year old Mahamood Zubair is in 6th grade and Math is his favourite subject. He aspires to become a doctor and loves playing outdoor games. His enthusiasm and activities belie the three major surgeries in one year, done to both his eyes for Peter’s anomaly.

At the tender age of 8 months, he has survived brain fever but his vision was impacted severely. He has had to undergo a series of interventions for his eyes – optical iridectomy, cataract surgery with PCIOL implantation, and topical anti-glaucoma medication for the control of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma. He is currently availing low vision services at LVPEI, using a 4x monocular hand-held telescope and a 3x stand magnifier to read small print from his textbooks. His IOP is well controlled and he is performing well academically.

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