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2-year-old boy, 100-year-old man undergo cataract surgery in Gujarat

Their vision was blurred and it had nothing to do with the 98-year generation gap between them

2-year-old boy, 100-year-old man undergo cataract surgery in Gujarat
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Two-year-old Lakshit Kayath of Surat and 100-year-old Mansukh Gandhi of Ahmedabad both cataract patients needed to go under the knife to improve their vision.

Now, while one can now hope to clearly look forward to the future, the other can gladly look back at a life well-lived, thanks to the efforts of Dr Manish Rawal, a city-based eye surgeon who operated upon Gandhi, a patient of diabetes, blood pressure and thyroid, who also contracted Covid-19 in 2021.

However, for Lakshit, it was the first of two cataract surgeries on Friday. While he was operated on the right eye at Surat's Old Civil Hospital, he will undergo a similar surgery in the left eye after a few months. Cataract is rare among kids and as per experts, only three of Lakshit's age are found with cataract out of 10,000.

Difficulties with his sight in the only eye began last year for the centurion resident of Naranpura area in Ahmedabad.

Gandhi, who had already lost an eye in an accident early on, was operated upon on Thursday.

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