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  • 70 year old Satish (name changed) lives in Delhi. He lost his eye sight because of an accident in the chemical laboratory while performing his BSc practicals. Nitrogen gas boiled and gushed on to his face, leaving him almost fully blind. Somehow he managed to complete his Bachelors but could not pursue his Masters in Science. Luckily his good communication skills helped him secure the job of a...

  • A resident of Meerut, 37 year old Mohd Sheikh (name changed) is 60% blind. He suffers from a genetic disorder which has led to his gradual loss of vision right from birth. He dropped out of school after completing Class VIII as it increasingly became difficult for him to cope with his studies given his vision impairment. He was unaware of the aids and resources that could have helped him...

  • 45 year old Dhiraj Tendulkar (name changed) was born in Nagpur. He has a big family including his parents, four sisters and a brother. Dhiraj earned his MSc Math degree after completing his education in regular school and college in Nagpur. In 1996 he secured a job under the ST quota in the Defence Standardization Cell in Pune. He was appointed as a Junior Technical Officer. Dhiraj’s parents...

  • 27 year old Arjun (name changed) hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Arjun had low vision in one eye since birth but he wasn’t really aware of it until a few years ago when he lost vision in his other eye.  Arjun met with a failure early in life when he was 15. He could not clear all his Class X exams. He was disappointed and lost his enthusiasm to study further. He decided to move out of Jaipur and...

  • 32 year old Sunny lives in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He started to lose his eyesight due to Retina Pigmentosa when he was studying in Class IV. But Sunny continued somehow and finished Class IX in a mainstream school. Due to lack of awareness and ignorance of options available for pursuing further studies as a blind person, Sunny had to drop out of school. He was pushed into a life full of...

  • Blind by birth, 20 year old Ali (name changed) was born in Bihar. When Ali was 5 years old, his parents who worked as daily wage laborers came to Mumbai looking for better prospects. While they couldn’t muster enough to make ends meet, they managed to admit Ali into Victoria Memorial School for the Blind (VMSB) where his boarding, lodging and education were taken care of....
  • A resident of Delhi, Balraj (name changed) began to lose his eye sight at the age of 50. He visited the Shroff Charity Eye Hospital where he was diagnosed with an eye condition called Retina Detachment. Since there is no medical solution for his condition, doctors at Shroff Hospital advised Balraj to focus on rehabilitation. In the past, Shroff Charity Eye Hospital has referred several cases...

  • 26 year old Krishna (name changed) is totally blind since birth. Originally a resident of Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, Krishna moved to Nasik to pursue his education. He finished his schooling from a government blind school and enrolled in a regular college where he completed his graduation. Krishna used braille and audio recorded books to aid him in his studies. He also took...
  • A resident of Ahmedabad, 24 year old Ankit (name changed) is totally blind in one eye and has 25% vision in the other eye. He first contacted Eyeway Helpdesk in May 2017. However, it took him a while to open up to our counselor. Ankit seemed ridden with social stigma which made him hesitant of opening up about his condition and concerns to anyone. He made several calls to...
  • A resident of Jharkhand, 22 year old Sikander (name changed) is 100% blind since birth. Unfortunately, he didn’t continue his studies after Class VIII because of the lack of support and guidance available to blind students. Sikander had a keen interest in music, especially playing the keyboard. Sitting idle at home, he decided to channelize his time and energy into...

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