In accordance to our driving spirit to fulfill the dream of our founder, we are continuously striving to spread awareness and educate regarding childhood vision problems and its side effects in children. Eye exams by your child's doctor are an important way to identify problems with your child's vision. Problems that are found early have a better chance of being treated successfully.
A 17 yrs old boy was seen at our hospital by Dr.Krishna R Murthy on 14.12.2020. The child is HIV positive and is on ART treatment. The child was diagnosed to have both eyes Cryptococcal Retinitis. Cryptococcus is an AIDS-defining illness, and is a common cause of infectious choroiditis in immune deficient patients. The illness initially presents as mild headaches, fatigue, fever, and nonspecific eye complaints such as intermittent blurring or loss of vision. Patients should be followed closely initially, until a clinical response is seen. The child was advised for surgical intervention of Vitrectomy under sedation.
The child underwent the same on 30.12.2020 and presently is on close follow-up.
2. Congenital cataract with mixed nystagmus
A male baby aged 1 month 25 days was seen at our hospital in the month of October 2020. The baby was seen by Dr.Vinay Kumar K, Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon. Parents informed of noticing white reflex in both eyes since 20 days. On examination the baby was unable to perceive light in both eyes. The baby was diagnosed to have both eyes congenital cataract. The baby was advised to undergo both eyes lensectomy + Vitrectomy under general anaesthesia.
The baby underwent the same at the age of 5 months on 08.01.2021 and presently is on follow-up. The child will need occlusion therapy - Occlusion of the good eye in order to facilitate vision in a deviating eye.
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