Sumiya Umar's Story
Eight years old Sumiya Umar has been complaining about not being able to see the blackboard in class for three months now. At first, her parents did not pay much attention to it but gradually her pain and discomfort became evident through her runny eyes. Later, all the home remedies failed and nothing was able to help Sumiya Umar see better. As her condition worsened, Sumiya’s parents took her to the hospital.
After a thorough check-up, the doctor diagnosed Sumiya with a Cataract. A Cataract is an opacification of the lens of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Now, to help Sumiya Umar see better, the doctor has advised her to undergo a Phaco IOL surgery as soon as possible. Phacoemulsification, or phaco, is a method of cataract surgery in which the defected lens is replaced with an artificial lens. Previously, Transparent Hands arranged for her Phaco IOL surgery for the right eye. Now, she needs the same surgery for her left eye.
“My daughter had big dreams about her future. She wanted to be an astronaut and go into space. Science was her favorite subject. Now, with her fading vision, her future dreams seem to have faded too. In three months, she has grown weary and hopeless.” -Sumiya Umar’s mother
Sumiya Umar’s troubles do not end here. Her father works as a shepherd for their landlord and hardly earns PKR 500 per day. In this measly daily income, he can barely take care of his household expenses let alone bear the financial stress of his daughter’s surgery. Therefore, we urge you to help Sumiya Umar see better by donating for her cataract surgery for the left eye.
At last, her parents have registered her case with Transparent Hands. We are hopeful that your kind donations will help Sumiya Umar see better. Donate now!
Disclaimer: Transparent Hands makes sure that all the patients get surgery in time. If a patient requires urgent surgery and his/her condition is serious, Transparent Hands conducts the surgery immediately. In the meantime, his/her campaign stays active on the website until we raise the complete funding. The hospitals on our panel have complete trust in us and wait for the payments until the patient's funding is completed.
Sumiya Umar's Story
Sumiya Umar, aged 8, a resident of Khanewal was diagnosed with a cataract in her left eye that was becoming the root cause of her short sightedness. After an eye exam the ophthalmologist advised her to undergo LMA with an intraocular lens (IOL). For this purpose, she was admitted to Bakhtawar Amin Memorial Trust Hospital, where the surgery was performed by Dr. Asif Manzoor on 13.02.2021. Her faulty lens matter inside the left eye was removed, and an artificial lens was placed. She was discharged from the hospital in satisfactory condition after one day of stay. Sumiya Umar is now hopeful of living a better life as she gradually recovers from the surgery.