Success Stories

A quick glance at a  few opportunities received by PBMA’s H. V. Desai Eye Hospital to restore the vision of people requiring eye treatment, from the economically poor section of society.

Nikita Santosh Jadhav
Student- Satara, Maharashtra, India
Nikita Santosh Jadhav, 15-year-old girl from Bhima Koregaon, Satara, had a squint in both her eyes since birth. It did not seem to be a major problem initially, however, as she grew older, the squint in her eye  continued to increase, and began to affect her vision. It also affected her ability to study. Nikita’s mother wanted her daughters’ squint to be treated,  but was unable to do so because of financial constraints, as well as issues related to her own health. In addition, Nikita’s squint not only affected her studies, but also her social life. Despite their financial problems,  Nikita’s parents planned her surgery, however, the surgery  had to be postponed as she caught a cold, in the interim. PBMA's H.V. Desai Eye Hospital organised an eye screening camp at Nikita’s school, following which she was referred to PBMA's H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, for a detailed screening. After the screening it was recommended for her to undergo Squint Vertical. Few days later, she underwent surgery free of cost with the help of SBI Life Insurance. She was very happy when she came for her follow-up.  Her mother too, was very satisfied with the result. Nikita and her mother are extremely grateful towards SBI Life Insurance and PBMA's H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, for their timely assistance and medical intervention towards her daughter.
Vasant Balid
Farmer- Junnar, Maharashtra, India
Vasant is a poor farmer with the responsibility of his old mother, wife and three daughters. His vision problem hampered his routine life as well as his ability to work on his farm. Vasant complained of low vision for over a year. A local surgeon had diagnosed him with cataract, and had advised Vasant to undergo surgery for the same. Soon after that, Vasant underwent screening at a camp conducted by PBMA's H. V. Desai Eye Hospital in his district, with the support of Wonderworks & Vision. At the camp, he was diagnosed to have cataract in both eyes. The camp referred him for surgery for the same. Support from Wonderworks & Vision enabled Vasant to undergo cataract surgery free of cost at the PBMA's H. V. Desai Eye Hospital. This surgery enabled Vasant to resume his day-to-day activities and to continue to earn a living to support his family. He showed immense gratitude towards the Wonderworks & Vision and PBMA's H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, for the support rendered to him.
Kashinath Shinde
Farmer from Kalamb blocks Kej, Beed, Maharashtra, India
Kashinath is a poor farmer who shoulders the responsibility of a wife, two sons, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. To make a living, he has to work on the farm every day, as well as other outdoor work for the house. Since a couple of  months,  before being screened at a camp conducted by PBMAs H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, Kashinath, had been complaining of poor vision in both his eyes, which hampered his work on the farm. A local ophthalmologist had diagnosed him with cataract, however, he was unable to afford the cost of the treatment, due to which he refused to undergo surgery. The camp conducted by the hospital with the help of Wonderworks & Vision referred him for cataract surgery as he was diagnosed with cataract in both eyes. Following this, Kashinath was admitted to PBMA's H. V. Desai hospital, where he underwent eye surgery, free of cost. Kashinath was extremely grateful to Wonderworks & Vision as well as the 'PBMA's H. V. Desai Eye Hospital,  staff and the surgeon for restoring his vision.
Mohan Mahadik
Mohan Mahadik shoulders the responsibility of a wife and two sons who are students. Mohan works very hard every day to manage all the basic financial needs of his family of four. However, Mohan started complaining about poor vision for almost three months. He realized that he was unable to see properly at times, especially during the night. Initially, he ignored the problem, however, it started increasing day-by-day. Soon, he started suffering from poor vision in the daytime too. He underwent screening with a local ophthalmologist and was prescribed medication, however, they did not work, and his vision problem started becoming worse, following which he could not see anything. Few days later, Mohan heard about an eye screening camp being conducted by PBMA's H. V. Desai Eye Hospital. He attended this camp and was diagnosed with cataract in both eyes and referred for cataract surgery, which he underwent free of cost with the support of Vision Foundation. It helped restore his vision and thus it enabled him to continue to earn a living. Mohan was very happy with the atmosphere at the hospital and the kindness of the staff and surgeon.