Education  India Project #21601

The VIIO Child Eye Care Project

by Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project
The VIIO Child Eye Care Project

Project Report | Nov 21, 2017
Act of Happiness

By DR.KRISHNA R MURTHY | PROJECT LEADER

9yr old operated - retinal vasoproliferative tumor
9yr old operated - retinal vasoproliferative tumor

Childhood blindness refers to a group of diseases and conditions occurring in childhood or early adolescence, which, if left untreated, result in blindness or severe visual impairment that are likely to be untreatable later in life. Significant causes are congenital abnormalities, such as ROP, cataract, glaucoma, and hereditary retinal dystrophies. Many of the causes of childhood blindness are avoidable, being either preventable or treatable. Childhood blindness is one of the priorities in Vision 2020: the right to sight. In the context of Vision 2020, the priorities for action to reduce childhood blindness in India are refractive error, cataract related amblyopia, and corneal diseases.

 

Vasoproliferative Retinal Tumour with Intermediate Uveitis:Retinal vasoproliferative tumor is the name for a condition in which a mass of blood vessels grows in front of the retina, the neural lining of the back of the eye. The retina is an extension of the brain, adapted to receive light and turn it into a nerve signal that tracks to the brain via the optic nerve. The normal retina is well supplied with blood vessels.  A child aged 9 yrs with above diagnoses was treated with oral steriods and surgical management of LEFT EYE VITRECTOMY + ENDOLASER + OZURDEX IMPLANT UNDER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA. (Ozurdex implants contain dexamethasone, a corticosteroid used to treat inflammation. Ozurdex implant injected into the eye to treat swelling that may occur when there is a blockage of certain blood vessels in the eye. The implant is slowly dissolved by the vitreous gel that fills the eye, releasing medication.  It will be active in the eye for 3 months.  Uveitis can damage the eye and cause long-term complications that reduce the vision. It is very important to receive treatment for the condition).

 

Ptosis correction surgery:Ptosis occurs due to dysfunction of the muscles that raise the eyelid or their nerve supply.  This condition will need treatment to have his or her vision develop normally. The most serious problem associated with ptosis is amblyopia (lazy eye), which is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during early childhood.  A male baby aged 3 yrs with diagnosis of developmental delays + Quadriparesis (Weakness of all four limbs, both arms and both legs) + microcephaly (a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development) was operated for Ptosis - RIGHT EYE PTOSIS SURGERY WITH AUROSLING UNDER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA.

 

Cataract due to Cracker Injury: Cataract is an opacification of the lens. A 5 year old female girl child was presented to us with diminution of vision post cracker injury to her right eye. The child’s visual acuity was presence of perception of light and projection of rays in right eye.  Anterior segment examination showed corneal edema + traumatic cataract + blood clot inferiorly. Retinal status was ON. The intraocular pressure in right eye was 34 mmHg. The child was put on anti-glaucoma mediation to reduce the IOP + antibiotics drops to control the infection. After IOP control the child was intervened with surgical management of RIGHT EYE PHACOEMULSIFICATION + FOLDABLE HYDROPHOBIC IOL IMPLANTATION UNDER GENERAL

 

Congenital Glaucoma : Childhood glaucoma is an unusual eye disease and significant cause of childhood blindness. Congenital glaucoma results from abnormal development of the ocular drainage system.  Signs of glaucoma including clouding and/or enlargement of the cornea. The elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) can cause the eyeball itself to enlarge and injury to the cornea. Pediatric glaucoma is treated differently than adult glaucoma. A male child aged 10 yrs with above diagnosis was managed with multiple surgical interventions of Trabeculectomy in April 2016; Lensectomy + Vitrectomy in October 2017. Keeping his visual acuity in view the child was referred for visual rehabilitation post surgery.

3 yr old operated for Ptosis
3 yr old operated for Ptosis
5 yr old child of cracker injury case
5 yr old child of cracker injury case
10 yr old operated for Congenital Glaucoma
10 yr old operated for Congenital Glaucoma
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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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