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Paediatric Ophthalmology

Loaction: First Floor

According to the World Health Organization, childhood blindness remains a significant problem with an estimated 1.4 million blind children below the age of 15 world wide.

Sankar Foundation has a specially dedicated department to cater to the new branch of Ophthalmology which needs a specialized training to correctly assess the visual needs of a child. The whole clinic looks like a play area with walls and rooms filled with cartoon characters and various colours. The waiting area is fully cushioned and has a light house and a ball pen for children to jump and have fun. There is specially dsigned toilet for children with a frog shaped commode and a low height wash basin. There is also an exclusive feeding room for mothers with infant babies.

In the case of children it is very necessary for early detection and intervention failing which the entire development process may be hampered and in extreme cases may result in irreversible blindness. The most common problems in children that are identified and treated in this clinic are:

 

  1.  Refractive Errors.

  2.  Strabismus (Squints).

  3.  Amblyopia (Lazy Eye Syndrome).

  4.  Congenital Cataract.

  5.  Congenital Glaucoma.

  6.  Treatment of premature babies for Retinopathy of pre-maturity.

The following equipment are available in the Paediatric department: ( Portable)

  1.  Slit lamp with table.

  2.  Synaptophore.

  3.  Cyber vision chart with remote.

  4.  Portable keratometer.

  5.  Trial Set.

The Paediatric Ophthalmology department works in close coordination with the school screening program of the foundation to identify and refer needy children to the Hospital.

 
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