Injured train passenger likely to lose her eyesight

A 23-year-old nurse, who suffered injuries to her left eye after some miscreants threw stone at a moving train, may lose her eyesight.

Published: 04th October 2013 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2013 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

A 23-year-old nurse, who suffered injuries to her left eye after some miscreants threw stone at a moving train, may lose her eyesight.

Doctors at the Thrissur Medical College Hospital, where the woman is being treated, said that maximum injury has been caused to her left eye in the unexpected attack.

The woman’s left eye’s lens, retina and nerves have been severely damaged in the attack. The doctors had performed a surgery on Wednesday night itself. It took over two hours to complete the surgery and we can only retain her eye ball now, the doctors said. The mishap occurred while she was travelling in the Sabari Express to Hyderabad on Wednesday.

She was injured after some miscreants threw stones at the train between Ottapalam and Palakkad railway station in the afternoon.

Preethamol, a nurse at a private hospital in Hyderabad, was on her way to the workplace after Onam vacation when the incident occurred. A stone thrown by the miscreants hit the window grills and broke into pieces. A piece of the stone pierced her left eye, while another one hit her nose, damaged the nose bridge.

Soon after the incident, the girl was taken to the District Hospital in Palakkad for first aid, and later she was shifted to the Thrissur Medical College Hospital for advanced treatment.

Preetha, the elder daughter of Pavithran and Radha, of Kallara, Kottayam, has been working as a nurse in Star Hospital in Hyderabad since one year.

 “She had taken an education loan of `1.5 lakh for completing her studies. However, she is yet start repaying the bank loan as is getting only a meagre salary,” her father said.

The family members said they would take her to Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre in Angamaly for better treatment if there is a chance for regaining eyesight.

The entire family is hopeful of getting her eyesight back.

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