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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology

this department takes care of the future of the nation – the children. Any ocular condition affecting the child since birth or acquired at an early age.

The most prevalent kind of blindness is amongst the children- the avoidable blindness. Avoidable blindness can be caused due to refractive error, night blindness, xerophthalmia etc.
This department helps in curing and managing the vision of the eyes of a child.

Symptoms

  • Regular complains of headache or watery eyes
  • Blinking of eyes excessively
  • Rubbing of eyes vigorously after a period of time
  • Makes frequent mistakes while copying from the board
  • Suffers from nausea,dizziness or double vision
  • Squints excessively

Conditions occurring

Refractive Error
a defective vision that can be corrected by glasses.

Amblyopia or lazy eye
Poor vision in one eye or both eyes. Requires glasses along with other modalities like – occlusion.

Ocular allergy
One of the commonest complaints of itching and red eyes.

Congenital dacryosystitis
Constant watering in eyes from birth. Sometimes requires probing under General anesthestic.

Squint
This is characterized as the mal – alignment of eyes. Treatment to this is either glasses, exercises or if required surgery.

Congenital Cataract
It requires surgical correction as well as visual rehabilitation after surgery.

Drooping of eyelids or ptosis

Facilities

  • Examination under anaesthesia.
  • Orthoptics.
  • Squint evaluation.
  • Low Vision AID.
  • Refraction under cyclopegia

When to consult a doctor?

If the child has abnormal visual behaviour like the baby does not follow the parent’s face while talking, has issues in school with reading from black-board, his eyes are in constant jerky motions, uniocular or binocular white reflex is observed, all these are the signs of immediate consultation to the doctor.

If the baby was born prematurely, there should be a periodic visit to the ophthalmologist as the child is vulnerable to Retinopathy of prematurity.

Management

  • Refractive correction
  • Orthoptic aids are given
  • exercises are practised here
  • Pediatric glaucoma , congenital cataract and several such diseases’ surgeries are performed

Pediatric Specialists

  • Dr. Anuradha Chandra

    MBBS, M.S, FAICO

    Specialization :Cataract, Squint
    Dr. A. Chandra completed MBBS & M.S(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(Cal), DO(Cal)

    Specialization :Squint

  • Dr. Prosenjit Mondal

    MBBS, MS, FVRS

    Specialization :Vitreo-Retina
    Dr. Prosenjit Mondal completed his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata & MS from GSVM Medical College Kanpur. He has done fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery from Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute Of Ophthalmology.Subsequently he was medical officer at Aravind Eye Hospital Pondicherry. Dr. Mondal can perform Buckling Surgery, Sutureless Trans conjunctival Pars plana Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment, Diabetic Vitrectomy, Macular Hole, Intraocular Foreihn body removal,Endophthalmitis & Scleral fixated IOL.He has special interest in Retinopathy Of Prematurity.

  • Dr. Abu Obaid Bani Sadat

    M.B.B.S, M.S., FICO, Fellow of Paediatric Ophthalmology

    Specialization :Paediatric ophthalmology, Phaco
    Dr. A.O.B. Sadat completed his MBBS from Calcutta Medical College and Hospital under University of Calcutta, Kolkata in 2005. Completed Internship from Calcutta Medical College and Hospital under University of Calcutta, Kolkata in 2005-2006. Completed MS in Ophthalmology from Institute of ophthalmology, J.N. Medical College and Hospital A.M.U. Aligarh from year 2008 to 2011. Completed long term fellowship in Paediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus from Arvind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore in October, 2013.