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Baba Ka Dhaba couple to get gift of clear vision

Baba Ka Dhaba couple to get gift of clear vision

New Delhi, Oct 27 (UNI) Days after the video of 'Baba Ka Dhaba's couple went viral, the octogenarians - Kanta Prasad and his wife Badami Devi - are now being treated for cataract, an eye disease, which clouds the eye's lens and vision, to bring back colours in their life.
Soon after the video went viral, during the second week of this month, highlighting the plight of the old couple struggling hard to make their ends meet during the harsh COVID pandemic, people started flocking to this roadside eatery, situated in front of the Hanuman Temple at Malviya Nagar A Block in South Delhi.
Many people were moved by the tears trickling down the Baba's old eyes, as he shared his tough battle with poverty and their struggle to survive.
According to Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals, an eye care chain, 'What got missed out was an eye to figure out how to help the couple manage their health, especially their vision.
'We saw the video and more than his helpless state, we were moved by the spirit of the old man and his wife to fight hunger and earn livelihood for their family during these challenging times.
'While many of us are confined to our homes fearing COVID-19, here's couple who have a bigger worry and that is to survive and have no choice, but to open their eatery every single day," Deepshikha Sharma, CEO, Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals, said on Monday.
People from all walks of lives too took to Twitter and promised "help". However, after a short span of stardom, their life has gone back to what it was.
'People like Baba Kanta Prasad and his wife are the true ambassadors of change, who even at this age, are determined to strive for their survival, instead of asking for help,' added the CEO added.
'When our team saw their plight, we decided to do something about it and as we are a specialised eye care chain, we thought the best way to help them would be to recover their vision, so that they need not be dependent on anyone and are able to lead a good quality life,' said Dr Kamal Kapur, Director, Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals.
'Our team escorted the old couple to our hospital and did a thorough eye check-up. During investigation, we realised that their vision had deteriorated due to Cataract. We decided to perform cataract surgery, along with implantation of latest type of Intra Ocular Lens, as our way of giving them support,' added the medico.
'The old couple can now lead a new life, independent of Glasses and see the world around them brighter and clearer, once both their eyes are operated,' said Dr Samir Sud, Director and Senior Ophthalmologist, Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals.
Dr Sud further said that the Surgery had been performed in one eye for both of them and the second eye is scheduled to be operated next week.
'I have no words to express my gratitude to the team of doctors, who removed our cataract. I am thankful to the Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals for giving us this gift of vision. Otherwise, our economic condition is such that we could have never afforded cataract removal in this lifetime," the hospital's statement quoted Kanta Prasad as saying.

The couple brimmed with joy, after regaining their sight. 'We spent so many years with hazy, unclear vision. But now, we can see everything crystal clear. It's like getting a new eye," said the couple, as they left hospital premises with a new hope to face challenges.
People also took to Twitter, to appreciate the hospital for this novel work.
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