‘Overall health condition is improving’

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Bangalore serial blast accused Abdul Nasir Maudany will shortly undergo surgery for retinal detachment in the right eye.

Dismissing rumours that Maudany’s health condition is deteriorating, Issac Mathai, who runs SOUKYA International Holistic Centre where Maudany is undergoing medical treatment, told The Hindu here on Friday that the surgery will be performed early next week as his vision has completely gone in the right eye.

He was taken to Dr. Agarwal’s eye hospital on Thursday where doctors said that he had to undergo the surgery at the earliest.

He was sent back to SOUKYA after some tests were performed.

As Maudany has been diabetic for years, his left eye too has developed macular degeneration.

Laser treatment

After the surgery on the right eye, he will be given laser treatment in his left eye as there are chances of him regaining at least 20 per cent vision (according to ophthalmologists), Mr. Mathai said.

“Otherwise, his overall health is improving and he is doing much better now compared to his condition when he was brought here two-and-a-half weeks ago. He is undergoing integrated treatment (a combination of Ayurveda, naturopathy, Homoeopathy, acupuncture and allopathy) for spondylitis and urinary problems that are fallout of intra-vertebral disc collapse,” said Mr. Mathai.

Medical test

Maudany was taken to Manipal Hospital on January 19 where he underwent all tests related to diabetes and renal problems.

He also underwent an MRI as he had complained of dizziness and everything is normal, Mr. Mathai said.

Apart from diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy, he has hypertension, renal, cardiac and related complications. “Although the initial plan was to take him to Jayadeva for cardiac problems, we got all the required tests done at Manipal Hospital itself. Though he requires long-term treatment, his health problems are under control,” he said.

After the eye surgery, Maudany might have to stay for at least three more weeks at SOUKYA.

“He is getting the best of the best treatment as per court directions,” Mr. Mathai added.

  • ‘Vision has completely gone in the right eye’

  • ‘He will be given laser treatment in the left eye’