Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint

Pediatric Ophthalmology

This department takes care of eye diseases in children. The pediatric department of Susrut is supported by Orbis International.


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What are the diagnostic facilities available in Susrut?

  • • Refraction
  • • Examination under anesthesia
  • • Squint evaluation
  • • Amblyopia management

What are the surgical facilities available in Susrut?

  • • Cataract surgery
  • • Squint surgery
  • • Glaucoma surgery
  • • Other pediatric eye diseases (cornea, oculoplasty, retina) managed by respective departments

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When to consult a doctor?

The most common problem with a child is that the child usually does not complain of any difficulties. The parents need to consult a doctor, when they notice any of the following problems.

  • • Prematurely born baby – to rule out or treat retinopathy of prematurity.
  • • Baby does not fix or follow parent’s face when interacting with parents
  • • Child faces problems in school in reading/copying blackboard correctly at school
  • • The two eyes are not aligned/straight, which may be constant or intermittent
  • • A whitish reflex is visible in the centre of the eye (pupil) when light falls on the eye (can be a sign of life-threatening eye cancer in a child)

Pediatric Ophthalmology specialists in Susrut

  • Dr. Anuradha Chandra, Head, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint Services


    Specialization :Cataract, Glaucoma, Paediatric and Squint
    Dr. A. Chandra completed MBBS & MS (Opthalmology) from Medical College Kolkata in 2009. She has completed her Senior Residency in Pediatric Opthalmology, Strabismus & Pediatric Glaucoma from Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi in 2012. She has numerous papers dealing with glaucoma, strabismus and neurophthalmology in national & international journals.

  • Dr. Sailesh Ranjan Das

    MBBS, DO

    Specialization :Squint and Paediatric
    Dr. Sailesh Ranjan Das joined health service in the year 1983 and rendered service in the rural areas. Later he joined in the Squint & pediatric unit, R.I.O Kolkata and rendered his service for 16 years.
    He went for IOL training in Arvind Eye Hospital also. After his retirement he joined Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre as a Senior Consultant in the department of Squint & pediatric ophthalmology unit. He is also a resource teacher in AIOS PG refresher course.

  • Dr. Asmita Ray

    MBBS, MS, FSEFRC (Cataract), FPOS

    Specialization :Cataract, Squint and Paediatric
    Dr. Asmita Ray completed MBBS from Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Silchar, Assam. Completed MS (ophthalmology) from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam in 2014. Completed fellowship in cataract surgery from Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal.