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 | Jun 8, 2020
Eyes - The visual spectrum

By DR KRISHNA R MURTHY | PROJECT LEADER

child treated for complicated cataract
child treated for complicated cataract

All children, even those with no signs of trouble, should have their eyes checked at regular intervals. Any child who experiences vision problems or shows symptoms of eye trouble should receive a comprehensive eye exam by an eye doctor. Eye care professionals use many different treatments to correct a child’s eye problems. These treatments may be used alone or in combination. Poor vision in early ages of childhood affects performance in school, at work or in a social circle. Overall, it has a negative influence on the growth and development of the child. Being able to see clearly is important for a child’s overall development and helps them to discover and learn about their world.

Neurotuberculosis with complicated cataract         

A 4 year old male child was seen at our hospital in the month of May 2020. On examination parents informed of noticing vision problem since 1 month & gave a history of on treatment for tuberculosis. It is a known case of neurotuberculosis. Neurotuberculosis, which affects mainly young patients, is considered the most dangerous complication as it often leads to severe neurological sequel.

The child was diagnosed with panuveitis with complicated cataract. Panuveitis is a serious inflammation of the uveal tract of the eye. The uveal tract includes the iris, the ciliary body, and the choroid. Panuveitis also typically involves the retina and the vitreous humor. Panuveitis can be caused by infections, chronic inflammatory diseases, or its cause may be unknownUveitis is a major cause of blindness worldwide.

The child was suggested for surgical / medical management to both eyes under general anaesthesia.LEFT EYE – Lensectomy (removal of lens) + Vitrectomy + intravitreal antibiotic and antifungal injection; RIGHT EYE: intravitreal antibiotic and antifungal injection.The vitreous sample was sent for microbiology/cytology to rule out endophthalmitis.

The child underwent the above suggested management on 20.05.2020. The surgery lasted for 2hrs 15 min and was uneventful.

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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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