What is Lattice Degeneration?
It’s a medical condition of the eye wherein the peripheral retina ( Part of the eye where image is sensed) becomes atrophic ( weak) in a lattice pattern. This may develop tears, breaks, holes, which may further progress to retinal detachment ( loosening of the retina from the normal position).
We treated a case of Mrs Uyawune Ngozi who flew in all the way from Nigeria to India. The patient was very happy and wanted to share this letter with us at AEHI eye hospital.
Problem in the eye that I faced
I came with complaints of gradual decrease in my vision in my left eye wherein the image appeared scrambled. I work as a seamstress for it not only is my bread and butter but also my passion. I always dream of creating unique wedding gowns and become one of the best seamstresses in Nigeria. I was really content with my life and my job kept me on my toes all the time but with my diminishing vision, life went for a toss. I couldn’t work like I could before. Not only was my work getting compromised but it made me dependent in my daily life which is when I thought of getting my eyes checked.
I showed to many eye doctors in Nigeria and visited almost every eye hospital in Nigeria, but couldn’t find the right treatment for my eye. Gradual decrease in the vision was depressing me as I started losing my clients. I had a good pool of faithful customers and one of them suggested I overcome my eye problem by getting medical help in India. It sounded bizarre at first, but it seemed worth a shot.
I decided to get my treatment done in India, so I and my husband searched for the best eye hospital in India. After various speculation and discussion, we felt Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI), located at Mumbai (Navi Mumbai), India would be the best bet. I read many reviews about how it was one of the best eye hospitals in India that housed the best technology and best eye surgeons in Mumbai.
How my journey with AEHI eye hospital started?
We called AEHI and inquired regarding the treatment and services offered for international patients. The AEHI staff helped us tremendously and responded to all our queries promptly making the process easier on us.
We were satisfied with their feedback and decided to fly from Nigeria to India on 28th October 2014. Even before reaching India, AEHI staffs helped us in making necessary arrangements and book the appointment with the best eye surgeon in Mumbai.
I took a red eye flight and got in early morning in Mumbai. They had me pick up from the airport (on advance payment) that was a 45min drive to Navi Mumbai and checked me into my hotel. They kept following up with me via emails and phone calls. My appointment was scheduled for evening with the best eye doctor in Mumbai.
My experience at AEHI Eye Hospital:
On 29th October 2014 as i entered the hospital, I was greeted by a friendly yet professional environment. I had to go through an initial eye test after which I was to meet Dr. Yogesh Patil, Vitreo Retinal Surgeon. Dr. Yogesh Patil examined my eyes with various eye machines and explained that there is a hole in my retina (part of the eye responsible for vision) called as Macular hole (A macular hole is a small break in the macula, located in the center of the eye’s light sensitive tissue called retina that is responsible for vision) in my left eye and diagnosed it as Lattice degeneration
Dr. Yogesh Patil, Retina specialist, further counselled us about the treatment for Lattice degeneration. Dr. Yogesh Patil, took his time to explain every step regarding the retinal surgery i.e. Vitrectomy with C3F8 gas fluid exchange.
He took time to describe the anatomy of the eye and its working and how each part plays an important role. He discussed about Vitrectomy procedure in which the vitreous – a clear jelly like substance that fills inside the eye is removed and replaced by a saline-type solution which would be followed by the C3F8 gas that would be inserted in the eye in the form of a bubble which helps in closing the macular holes. I was amazed with Dr. Yogesh Patil’s knowledge and knew right away I was at the right place. Not only is he the best eye surgeon in India but also a humble human being.
I was scheduled for the eye operation on 30th October 2014. Before proceeding for the operation series of investigation were done. Being hypertensive, my B.P was slightly raised due to anxiety before my eye operation for which some medications were administered. Dr. Yogesh Patil on hearing this talked me through the operation which assured me I was in safe hands. He not only took care of my anxiousness but worked very gently on my left eye. An hour passed by and I couldn’t even tell.
I was sent back to my hotel in an hour on the same day. I was asked to come for follow-up the next day. My left eye was a bit red but it seems fine otherwise. I could tell the difference in my vision before and after the eye operation. It felt like Dr. Yogesh Patil spun a miracle for me. He truly was the angel sent in disguise by God.
My experience at AEHI was one that I shall cherish forever. It indeed is one of the best eye hospitals in India. They have the latest cutting edge technology and the best eye specialists in India.
About Dr. Yogesh Patil:
Dr. Yogesh Patil (MBBS, MS (Ophth), Fellow Vitreo-Retinal Surgery) is a top Vitreo- Retinal Specialist Surgeon at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Navi Mumbai, India. He has achieved remarkable competence in the treatment of various diseases involving the retina, vitreous and macula as well as extensive training in the skills of various Vitreo-retinal surgeries.
About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:
Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is equipped with one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai. Comprehensive eye check-up and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalized care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambiance complement the cutting edge eye care offered at AEHI. Retina services at AEHI have full range of retinal tests and retina surgeries performed by best retina surgeons under one roof. Besides treating patients from India, we treat patients from all over the globe at AEHI.