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What treatment can we offer her?
Since she has perception of light present in her right eye, keratoplasty can be done. And she'll have a good vision. For the left eye, enucleation may be done for two reasons - 1) if associated with pain (not the case here though, its painless) 2) cosmetic. In enucleation, an intra orbital acrylic implant is placed, followed by an artificial eye, for better cosmetic result.
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She had this growing over the last 2 years but for some reason her parents couldn't get her to the doctor or they did not know who to consult or did not have access to healthcare. Or plain simple and most likely- lacked awareness. Yes its really shocking but this is often the reason why people in rural areas don't come to us early. They wait for it to get worse and come only when its very severe and often too late. Recognising the need to visit the hospital is very important. Prompt action by family members and closed ones plays a really important role.
This is no doubt an extremely unfortunate event. No one should be suffering from this in 2018. I think thats why awareness is really important. People should be aware, if not then we must make them. They should know what they're going through. And we as doctors should make a more conscious effort to make people aware around us. Let them know how much we have advanced over the years and what amazing treatment modalities we have to offer.
Spending the day in reading about different medical school interview questions. Here, I am reading “Why Medicine” by Sunjay Kansagra. It is good to prepare yourself to different types of questions you can be asked on interview day. Not only will you prepare yourself by asking these questions and reflecting on your life, but also will learn and discover more about yourself.
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