11 Sep After an eye injury, Fabien can see again
Fabien is an 11-year-old boy from western Rwanda. A few days ago he got hurt in his right eye. He is in a lot of pain and cannot see anything through this eye. His parents fear the worst. His father takes him to the nearest hospital. However, there is no ophthalmologist here. Fortunately, the nurse, who specializes in ophthalmology, is well trained to determine whether the injury is serious. He refers Fabien and his father to Kabgayi Eye Unit. Fabien’s father is very surprised at the news and at the same time happy that the eye hospital is open. Unfortunately, due to the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of the corona virus, there is no public transport. The eye nurse recognizes the urgency and has Fabien and his father taken to the eye clinic in an ambulance.
This is a wise decision. Doctor Théophile detects hyphemia in Fabien’s eye. It is bleeding in the anterior chamber of the eye and, if not treated in time, can lead to irreversible blindness.
Fabien’s father fears his son will never be able to see properly again. Doctor Théophile assures him that they will be there in time to save his sight. He performs another surgical procedure the same day. The next day Fabien sees again. Still a bit blurry, but the doctor confirms that his vision will improve in the coming days. Fabien will be able to see well again soon!
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