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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.


  • 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.

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


  • 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.


  • 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


    Specialization :Cataract, Glaucoma, Squint, Paediatric Ophthalmology
    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, Paediatric Ophthalmology
    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 long 16 years.
    He went for IOL training Arvind Eye Hospital also. After his retirement he joined in Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre as a Sr. Consultant in the department of Squint & pediatric ophthalmology unit and still working. He is also a resource teacher’s in AIOS PG refresh course. He is a member of All India Ophthalmology society and State Ophthalmology society (OSWB) too.
    Thank You!

  • Dr. Asmita Ray

    MBBS, MS

    Specialization :Paediatric Ophthalmology, Squint

    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 (SICS & Phaco) from Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal.

  • Dr. Abu Obaid Bani Sadat

    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.