Education  India Project #19979

Eye Screening for Premature Babies

by Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
Eye Screening for Premature Babies
Sep 21, 2015

Continued progress

Pair of twins treated
Pair of twins treated

9970 Screenigs delivered

3541 individual babies in screening net

A Typical case

Baby Tanusha & Anusha - are  twins and were referred from Hassan for ROP evaluation and treatment. This small distcit town is about 120 miles from Bangalore and has only rudimentary facitilies for detection and treatment of complex conditions like ROP. Both female babies aged 5 1/2 months were evaluated by Dr.Chitralekha De.
The parents were unaware of ROP and how it affects prematurely born babies & how it has affected Baby Anusha. The changes and vision losss in
 Baby Anusha  are irreversable.  however we were able to treat Baby Tanusha due to the early detection of her condition. An early screening would have helped her sister save sight as well.


The project continues its impact actoss 11 districts in our state. since the last reporting period, 214 community health workers have been trained and sensitised in the need for early and regular screening. This has ensured that communities we serve also participate in the cause of these vulnerable infants

The project is also in the process of compiling and publishing scientific data from our efforts which we hope will ensure that better and more implementatble protocols are agreed upon.

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Organization Information

Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
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Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
Krishna Murthy
Project Leader:
Krishna Murthy
Medical Director
Bangalore , Karnataka India

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