A minor boy has lost his eye sight after sustaining serious injuries during bursting of crackers during Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Kashmir.
The boy Sahil Bashir Chopan resident of north Kashmir’s Tangmarg village has suffered serious eye injuries on June 5, the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr, after a firecracker hit him.
As per reports, some children hurled a high-intensity firecracker towards him when he was walking on a street. It burst between his eyes leaving him seriously injured. He was rushed to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar where doctors operated him for ‘corneal abrasion’ and ‘lens dislocation’.
“We received him in a critical condition,” doctors at SMHS Hospital told Healthwire.
However, they are still indecisive about his eyesight as he had no vision to his eyes after first surgery.
“We can’t say anything about his vision as of now because his wounds are fresh,” said Dr Tariq Qureshi, In charge of the Ophthalmology Department.
“Sahil has suffered corneal abrasion, hyphema and lens dislocation due to the impact of the firecracker,” he said.
Dr Qureshi said the boy had been give initial treatment as soon as they received him on Wednesday.
“We will operate him again after some days and decide the future course of action,” he said.
The Ophthalmologists have expressed hope about the recovery of his eye sight saying the child was doing well.
“His chances of recovery are good. We are monitoring his condition and will decide about the treatment plan after second surgery,” a resident doctor told Healthwire.
According to him, the boy will undergo another surgery after some days after which future treatment will be decided.