Indian boy loses eyesight to condition which causes eyes to bleed and pop out2,987 views
Tragedy of the little boy whose eyes bleed and POP OUT: Mystery condition has left four-year-old blind – and doctors baffled
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- Sagar Dorji’s eyes began to swell and become bloodshot 3 months ago
- Blood clots began to form in his eyes, drying up and blinding him
- Is being treated in a state-run hospital as parents can’t afford other care
- His mother issued a plea asking for money for medical help for her son
- For more information on fundraising visit Sagar’s Facebook page
Sagar Dorji, from Lakhimpur in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, only developed the condition recently.
His devastated parents are desperate to find out what is wrong with him – but cannot afford the medical tests required.
Sagar’s mother, Kusum, said the problem began around three months ago.
‘First, his eyes got swollen and looked bloodshot – then they started to come out of the socket and bleed.
‘I don’t know whose curse has fallen upon us.’
So bad is his health that he has now been moved to a state-run facility for better treatment.
Doctors want to perform lab tests to ascertain what is wrong – but Sagar’s parents cannot afford them.
‘It would cost around Rs 12000 [£120 or $156] , but I don’t have money to fund that,’ said his father Pratim Dorji, 35, who works as a labourer.
Sagar’s condition has sparked intense interest in the medical community in Guwahati, Assam’s largest city.
Doctors, who are reportedly treating him for cancer, have reportedly refused to comment on the why this is the course of action they have taken.
And Sagar’s parents are unconvinced. ‘I am not happy with the treatment provided at the hospital,’ his father said.
‘I have seen no improvement in his condition since he was brought to the Guwahati hospital last week.
‘But I have no option but to continue this treatment as I cannot afford to fund costly treatment in a bigger city like Mumbai or Delhi.’
In the meantime, the family’s neighbours are trying to raise awareness of Sagar’s plight – and money for the crucial medical tests.
Today his mother issued a desperate plea for help.
‘I appeal to all kind-hearted people to help me save my son. Any other parents will be able to feel my pain.
‘Help me save my child by contributing whatever you can. Those of you who cannot, please pray for him.’
One social activist, called Biwasjit Barman, is trying to gather funds among his friends and family.
‘I have also requested the Government to intervene and help this child before it is too late,’ he told MailOnline.
‘I am also a father, I can feel what Sagar’s father must be going through.’
News Source Daily Mail