Captain Sehgal's eyes help two blind women see the world

Published: 31st July 2012 11:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2012 11:10 PM   |  A+A-


The two blind women, on whom the cornea of Captain Lakshmi Sehgal was transplanted last week, have got back their vision.

The surgery on 15-year-old Babli and Rampyari (55) was successful and they would soon be discharged from the hospital, said Dr Mahmood Rahmani, who conducted the surgery.

Both transplants were done on July 25 and the bandages were removed yesterday.

Rampyari and Babli had no visibility in one eye and very poor visibility in the second, and both had waited for two years for cornea, said Rehmani, who removed and transplanted the cornea.

"After getting Captain Sehgal's cornea, I called up Babli's father Guddu who hails from Hardoi and is from a financially weak background and asked him to come to Kanpur for the transplant," Rehmani said.

Rampyari, the second person to benefit, belongs to Hatiya area of Kanpur.

Captain Sehgal had expressed wish to donate her eyes after her death.

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