Khyber Eye Foundation

Sight is the Basic Human Right

Endurance and Transformation: Mr. Abdul Karim's Tale of Overcoming Vision Obstacles

In the bustling town of Landi Kotal, Masri Khel, aged 56, found her way to a hospital that would soon change the course of her life. It was the 2nd of October 2023, when she entered the medical facility, seeking solace for a persistent issue troubling her right eye—a cataract.

Masri Khel shared her experiences with the diagnosis and her eventual operation, admitting the prolonged struggle she faced due to the cataract, although the exact duration of her affliction eluded her memory. When asked about the recommendation that led her here, she fondly reminisced about her mother’s cataract operation at the same hospital. This experience, couple with the growing difficulty in her vision, brought her here in pursuit of a remedy.

Her journey reveals the multidimensional facets of her life. As a homemaker, Masri Khel resides with her husband, nurturing a family of six daughters and two sons. Her life revolves around their care and wellbeing. Her unwavering commitment to her family was challenged by the hurdles presented by her failing eyesight. The financial limitations within the family rendered seeking medical intervention elsewhere an insurmountable obstacle.

On the 19th of October, 2023, Masri Khel underwent cataract surgery—a much anticipated operation. Before the surgery, her right eye vision was limited, marked at 6/36 P. The post-operative phase marked an incredible improvement, catapulting her vision to an impressive 6/6. Her elation knew no bounds as she expressed, “Now, my vision is good. There is light in the eyes. Previously, it was dark.”

Her heartfelt praise and gratitude poured forth for the doctors and the dedicated staff of the hospital. The care, attention, and treatment provided not only to Masri Khel but to all who sought help from the hospital stood as a testament to the institution’s commitment to compassionate healthcare.

Masri Khel’s tale speaks to the power of healthcare intervention in transforming lives. Her journey, laden with challenges and obstacles, culminated in the restoration of her vision. The impact of quality healthcare on individuals, particularly in the sphere of vision, echoes the critical need for accessible and compassionate medical care.

Her narrative underscores the profound impact of quality healthcare on those facing adversity, unveiling the transformative effects it can offer, illuminating paths previously shrouded in darkness. Masri Khel’s journey is a testament to the possibilities and opportunities that lie within the realm of compassionate and dedicated medical care.