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Siddiqur won`t get back eye sight, says Indian doctor

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01st-Aug-2017       
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Doctors have found no hope of getting back sight of Siddiqur Rahman, whose eyes were damaged in "police action" during a demonstration at Shahbagh on July 20.
"Even a surgery would not help get back his sight," Lingom Gopal, an ophthalmist at the Sankar Sankara Nethralaya Hospital in Chennai told this to his family members after examining Siddiqur's eyes on Monday.
Siddiqur's classmate Sheikh Farid informed this to The New Nation in the evening quoting his elder brother Nayeb Ali.  
Siddiqur, a third-year political science student at Titumir College in capital, was taken to India for better treatment on Thursday.
Nayeb Ali and Zahidul Ahsan Menon, an Assistant Professor and retina surgeon at the National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO), accompanied him to Sankara Nethralaya Hospital in Chennai.
 "The doctor in the morning examined eyes of Siddiqur and said he would not get back his sight even after a surgery is performed. Loss of sight is obvious due to fatal injury on his eyes.    
We earlier hoped my brother would see again. But the hope comes to an end following the statement of doctors," said Sheikh Farid quoting Nayeb Ali.
The government is bearing the cost his treatment.
Siddiqur's eyes were damaged after a policeman, as seen in a video clip available on social media, shot a teargas canister directly at the agitating college students. Siddiqur collapsed on the street instantly.
The physicians had earlier said Siddiqur suffered a "blunt" injury in his eyes caused by some thick and heavy objects.

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