Doctors at Fortis Escorts successfully restore the vision of a 7-year-old girl


Faridabad News, 28 August 2019 : Doctors at Fortis Escorts Faridabad recently restored the eyesight of a 7-year-old child, Plakshi Tayal, who had accidentally injured her left eye with a blade. The injury took place while at school, when a paper blade slipped from her hands, hit her eye and caused complete loss of vision. She was immediately rushed to Fortis Escorts, Faridabad and attended by Dr Arvind Kumar, Head of Department of Ophthalmology, Fortis Escorts Faridabad and his surgical team. The intensive care team, anesthesia team and surgical team made coordinated efforts to ensure that Plakshi’s impaired vision was restored.

On presentation, it was determined that a surgery was needed. Her eye was red and watering. The blade had entered her eye and perforated her left cornea. The surgical procedure consisted of repairing the left cornea scleral perforation with hyphema drainage under guarded visual prognosis done under general anesthesia. The operative procedure took 1.5 hours and was successful. The Surgery has to be done under general anesthesia under operating microscope as soon as possible after injury. The patient could has lost her vison permanently had it been not operated on time. The patient was discharged next day of surgery with good recovery of vision and there were no complications.

Dr. Arvind Kumar, Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad stated: “This was an extremely challenging case. Plakshi’s chances of restored vision were minimal. However, we worked around the clock, the anesthetic team and surgical department of ophthalmology worked in coordination to save her impaired eye. Surgically it was a difficult & Challenging case. The teamwork and timely intervention enabled us to get successful surgery. Quick resuscitative efforts by the intensive care team followed by expert restorative action by the surgical team were instrumental in ensuring success.”

Mr. Mohit Singh, Facility Director, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad said, “Such cases are always very difficult. However, if there is even a 0.1% chance of recovery, we do every possible thing we can. In this case, multiple teams consisting of doctors from various specialties focused all their energies and efforts in helping Plakshi. It was touch and go for a while, but she pulled through. Now she is almost fully recovered, with her family to support her.”

About Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai and Sri Lanka with 43 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 9,000 potential beds and over 400 diagnostics centers.


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