Focus on Bihar –Aurangabad district
Drishti Eye Care Hospital is run by Azhar Khan who has huge experience in running eye services in Bihar. Because of the high reputation of this hospital, it is now seeing large number of children as patients. Azhar has close links with experienced paediatric ophthalmologists to whom he can refer children who cannot be treated in Aurangabad. Second Sight’s visiting paediatric specialist Anamika Tandon is seen below explaining a diagnosis to a worried father.
The team learned an important lesson about their ‘one eye, one tree’ initiative - giving each newly-sighted patient a tree to plant. There will always be a tussle over the hot favourites, the mango trees!