Eye specialists carry out 40 surgeries in Kashmir

Young Kashmiris who suffered eye injuries now hope to get back their vision

GN Bureau | July 29, 2016


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 Hope has returned to the lives of those young Kashmiris who had feared  that they may lose their eyesight  to the pellet gun injuries they had received during the fortnight-long protests in south Kashmir after militant Buhran Wani’s killing.

Renowned Vitreous Retina specialist Dr Sundaram Natarajan, who flew from Mumbai to Srinagar on Tuesday, has already conducted 40 complex retina surgeries in Srinagar’s main hospital – Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital – in three days.
 
Dr Natarajan, 59, belongs to a family of eye surgeons of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He is a Padmashree awardee and heads the MD Aditya Jot hospital in Mumbai. He holds a record of performing 27,000 surgeries and restoring the vision of many people who had lost all hope.
 
He is accompanied by Dr Asad Sivarama, vitreous-retina specialist from Thiruvanathpuram.
 
The doctors are conducting the surgeries free of cost.
 

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