Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint – Overview
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Facilities available
1. Visual Acuity Testing in all age groups
● Cardiff and Teller’s Visual Acuity cards
● Lea’s Symbols
● Log Mar and Snellen‘s Charts
2. Cycloplegic Retinoscopy
3. Contrast Sensitivity Testing
● Pelli Robson’s Chart
4. Colour Vision Testing
● Ishihara Chart
● Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue test
5. Stereopsis Testing
● For Near- Titmus Fly Test and TNO test
● For Distance- Randot Test)
6. Strabismus (Squint) Evaluation and Measurement
7 .Nystagmus Evaluation
8. Accomodation and Convergence measurement
● Royal Air Force(RAF)Ruler
9. VEP and ERG in cooperative children
10. Amblyopia management
● Synaptophore(Bifoveal Stimulation exercises)
11. Orthoptic Exercises
12. Evaluation of neurological system and other cranial nerves in paretic strabismus
13. Hess Charting and Diplopia Charting
14. Synaptophore assessment where required
15 .ROP screening
17. Low Vision Rehabilitation
Surgical Facilities available
1. Surgical correction of Cataract as early as 3 months of age under General Anaesthesia (GA)
2. Surgical correction of all types of Strabismus under Anaesthesia appropriate for age (General/ Local)
3. Paediatric Glaucoma Management
4. Examination under Anaesthesia: For children who need detailed evaluation (where cooperation is a concern) and for whom various specialty opinions are required at the same time.
5. Surgery for Nystagmus
Pediatric ophthalmologists at Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre also engage in various educational and research activities in addition to the clinical and surgical care of their child patients.
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)
Dr. Anuradha Chandra, Head, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Squint Services
MBBS, MS, FAICO
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
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.