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  Initially Reluctant, But Later Ready for Cataract Suregery

Khiya/ Late shakurram is 60 years resides in Village   Gadra road, Tehsil Shiv, Barmer Her family was neglected by the community and condition is Very poor and so she is living in rough mud house and depends on her only son, he is casual labor, married, her daughter –in-law also Blind. Total family income is not more than 900/- They were living in abject condition.
 
Before intervention of MMBA, Khiya was low Vision in R/E because of well-developed cataract and her L/E also suffering from it. She was unable to prepare food, washing cloths & utensils and depends on other people. Her life is really very difficult to Survive.  She was very depressed for her critical situation and now she was looking someone who has to guide & help her.

Gadra road is challenging area, both in geographical, near to Pakistan boarder and in practice of century old social customs such as superstition, myths, misconception false about the eye diseases. Once up on a day we met Khiya, she was superstitious and her loosing confident, becoming the bearer for operation Earlier she was not ready for eye operation We listen the Voice of client carefully and explain our comprehensive program to clear all myth & misconception about operation. Most of the villagers in these clusters reside only in their agricultural land and because of this one can find house to house with long distance. 

When Khiya was identified as matured cataract client, our field worker constantly visited her house. And counseled & make her confident for her eye operation. Our CES field staff went at least five times to convince her cataract operation. But she was not cooperating to us for cataract operation because she doesn’t want to lose her eyesight. But we have counseled her and give some example, by showing other successfully cataract operation clients in her/surrounding village; our staff prepared her for cataract operation by our constant effort, Khiya was successfully operated at Netra Jyothi Hospital

Despite, geographical and scattered demographic factor and social customs and myth & superstition present in society, MMBA was able to bring Khiya, to NJH hospital and she was successfully operated. Today, Khiya, leads an independent life, able to move freely and doing her household cores activities i.e. preparing food, washing clothes, utensils etc. Recovery of Eye vision helps her to enjoy life and handling all home affair activities 

She is very happy that her vision is recovered. She said, now she can take care herself One promising statement he made is now she will work as a motivator in her own village and convince others for cataract operation, she was very happy with the effort of MMBA

She has no close relative in the society but the village community has positive reaction for his successful operation. In a way successful recovery of vision of Khiya has helped our field staffs to convince other cataract clients for operation. Whenever they approach new clients, they give example of life of Khiya before operation and changes life after operation, now villagers are cooperative in helping our field staffs to know the cataract patients.