Young people who grow up in rural India have to overcome a lot of challenges to achieve success in their life. These challenges get compounded even further when tragedy strikes in the form of a health issue.
Shivar, a teenager from a rural town in Telangana, always nursed high hopes for his future. To be able to work and contribute to his family, he had to first focus on excelling in his studies. While studying, Shivar noticed that his eyes had started watering. This made it extremely difficult for him to concentrate. For a long time, even though he was unable to see clearly, Shivar was afraid of informing anyone in his family about his condition.
A few months into his ordeal started, Shivar’s father started noticing his pain and insisted that Shivar should seek treatment. Together, Shivar and his father visited multiple hospitals in Mahbubnagar for almost an entire year. To support his family and to afford Shivar’s medical expenses, his father took up many odd jobs.
After multiple suggestions, Shivar visited the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute in Hyderabad. At the institute, Shivar presented his case to Dr Muralidhar who diagnosed him with a common corneal condition called Herpetic corneal disease. After long deliberation, the team of doctors undertook a procedure called Anterior Lamellar corneal transplantation.
Fortunately, once the surgery was completed, Shivar started recovering and showed significant visual improvement. Shivar himself felt much better after getting this treatment and was glad that he could get treated before his tenth class. Shivar studied hard and was able to achieve good results in his examination, thanks to his improved vision.
Doctors at the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute were glad that Shivar never had a recurrence of infection throughout his course. Shivar felt thankful to Dr Muralidhar who patiently listened to his problems and worked out the best solutions for him. Shivar aims to work hard and become a civil engineer in the future so that he can provide a good life to his family.