The best part about India Medical tourism is that the cost of medical treatment here is comparatively low with that of advanced nations. Mohammad Hassan Faisal from Lahore and Syed Mubashir Mehmood from Sukkur, who were diagnosed with RoP due to premature birth, have undergone a successful eye surgery at AIIMS hospital, New Delhi.
"Both the children had almost nil vision. The retina - layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye - had fused and there was tissue scarring. We conducted surgery to detach the tissues and remove the scars," said Dr R V Azad. He also talked about the complications and challenges that arise at the time of surgery as the retina of children is quite delicate and supple.
As per the doctors, both the children will regain their vision within a span of three to six months. While Syed Mubashir Mehmood will get an ambulatory vision, Mohammad Hassan has the prospects of better outcome. But all the doctors are in favor of early detection of the problem. "If a child is detected with ROP within his first month, chances of restoring vision are better. We can give them laser treatment or conduct surgery," said Azad Mehmood's father.
Retinopathy of prematurity surgery is a treatment with high cost and is only available in few SAARC countries. India draws patients from worldwide owing to its world class medical infrastructure. The availability of renowned hospital chains, skilled medical professionals, affordable medical procedures and successful cases like that of Mohammad Hassan Faisal and Syed Mubashir Mehmood is constantly adding in the popularity of Indian medical tourism.
About the Company
Medi Connect India offers medical tourism services in India and connects to patient globally in helping them plan and research their medical travel in India. Medi Connect India is a division of Indian Holiday Private Limited ®, winners of 2 consecutive National Tourism Award and recognized by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
As the medical division of Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd., Medi Connect India is associated with some of the trusted travel bodies like IATO, PATA and ASTA along with Indian Medical Travel Association (IMTA) which brings together best providers in Indian healthcare industry.
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