Project #6331

Make Healthcare accesible to poor via Technology

by UM Healthcare Trust
Jul 5, 2012

Hope for three years old, Zeeshan

UM Healthcare Trust continues its efforts to treat the under-privileges in the best possible ways. We not only treat patients at the facility but also refer them to the specialists in the cities when required.


                            UM Trust treats patient diagnosis with Glucoma

A three years old, Zeeshan was presented at UM Healthcare Hospital with sensitivity to light cloudy look of eyes and eyes look larger than normal (enlarge eye ball).  Parents of patient were counseled and were immediately referred to qualified pediatric ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologist labeled the patient congenital hereditary dystrophy with Congenital glaucoma.It is characterized by improper development of eye drainage channels which leads to increase in intraoccular pressure. Due to increase introccular pressure the optic nerve damage. In 75% of patients the congenital glaucoma is bilateral and found most commonly in boys.
Common Symptoms are :

  • Excessive tearing (Epiphoria)
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Spasm are squeezing of eye lid

Pediatric Ophthalmologist advised beta blocker & carbonic anhydrase inhibitors among other medicines which are regularly provided free by UM Healthcare Hospital on monthly bases. With the coordination of UM Trust, an appointment for the patient surgery is setup with Lakson Medical Complex (Eye Hospital). We wish Zeeshan a quick recovery.



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Organization Information

UM Healthcare Trust

Location: Islamabad, Punjab - Pakistan
Project Leader:
Shamila Keyani
Islamabad, Pakistan