Timely intervention for Madhuri from Kulla village
Young Ankam Madhuri, 9, was lying down and watching TV at night, when her 2 year old cousin accidently injured Madhuri’s right eye with a pen. The very next day, she was brought to the Kapileswarapuram Vision Centre in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh where Uday Kiran, the vision technician, noticed her prolapsed iris - a condition that needed immediate medical and surgical intervention - and referred her to LVPEI’s advanced care centre. Madhuri had lost her mother a year back and her father was bedridden. Her village Kulla was 10 kilometers away from Kapileswarapuram. Bringing her to Hyderabad for treatment was difficult for her uncle but the project coordinator Madhava Krishna coordinated their visit. The Corneal team at Hyderabad led by Dr Pravin Krishna operated on her cornea to treat the injury and restore its original shape. Madhuri is now happily going to school. “We are amazed with the results of the surgery and timely treatment given completely free of cost to someone from a remote village like ours,” says her uncle Gopati Sundar Rao.