KARACHI: LRBT, the largest free eye-care network in Pakistan, has reached another milestone of treating its 48 millionth patient, 25-year-old Kashif.

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, since a young age Kashif had poor vision and visits to local clinics could not help improve it. Being the sole bread earner of his family, he worked in a bakery and did odd jobs too. Eventually his vision deteriorated to the extent that he was unable to work.

At LRBT he was diagnosed with keratoconus in both eyes, a condition which weakens the corneal tissue, causing permanent corneal deformity. He needed a corneal transplant, which was carried out. At his post operation check-up his vision was found considerably better and once his right eye is healed he will come back for his left eye graft also, it added.

Published in Dawn, October 14th, 2021

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