Krishna, who is a 13-year-old boy studying in the ninth standard, had a difficult start in life. When he was just three months old, it was detected that he had night blindness coupled with very low vision. A well-known hospital in Bangalore treated him, but could not improve his condition. As a result of this eye condition, Krishna could not attend regular school and was home schooled by his sister.
Luckily, in 2009 Krishna was brought to the Sankara Eye Hospital, a Sightsavers’ supported partner, after being identified through Nanna Kannu, one of the Hospital’s screening programmes. He was operated upon, first in the right eye and later in the left. After the surgery, he was prescribed spectacles and Krishna was finally was able to see!
Today, Krishna attends a regular school and can read on his own with the help of a magnifying device. Though he still has low vision, the improvement in his eyesight has changed his life for the better and made him a lot more independent. He can now actually play his favorite sport, cricket, and dream of becoming a district collector.