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A 5-year-old boy, from Saharanpur diagnosed with stickler’s syndrome presented to our OPD with a chronic bilateral rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The boy belonged to an economically challenged family with 6 children to raise. The patient was evaluated and planned for a complex retinal detachment surgery. He was first operated for the left eye, and due to the vitreous abnormalities, chronic nature of the RD with multiple Sub retinal gliotic the patient underwent a 4 hour long tedious and meticulous surgery. On follow up the child started showing signs of improvement and was now able to eat, walk and read large letters. The family was elated. 1 month later the child underwent a similar surgery in the right eye and now 6 months later, the BCVA is 6/18P and 6/36 in the right and left eye respectively and the child has now been able to get admission in a local school and now reads and draws and is able to carry out his routine activities. The picture here shows the boy is happy and now able to read.