A positive impact of DSAEK Surgery

For Samadev Mahadev Bhavsar, 62, hailing from Ahemedabad, Gujarat, a failed cataract surgery in 2015 resulted in gradual vision loss in his right eye. “Post the surgery, initially I was able to see well but then suddenly since the past three months, I started experiencing gradual decrease in vision,” says Bhavsar. A severe conjunctivitis infection during childhood had resulted in complete vision loss in his left eye and now with the right eye vision also being affected, his family was very worried.

On advice of their doctor, and accompanied by his son, Bhavsar came to LVPEI in July 2016. The cataract surgery had damaged his cornea, leading to a condition called - Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. DSAEK (Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) - a cutting edge corneal transplant procedure was performed at LVPEI under the skilful hands of Dr Jagadesh Reddy. “My father has regained most of his vision and the doctor has told us that as time passes, his vision might improve too. He can today carry out his day-to-day activities independently and can recognize everybody. We are very happy and satisfied with the services we have received. I am an actor and I had to forego a few assignments in order to come to Hyderabad, but I am happy that it has all been worth it!” says his son, Dharmendra.