Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Saving the vision in a one-day old baby

During a scheduled Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screening by the LVPEI team at Bhubaneswar, Dr Prakhar and Optometrist Sameer diagnosed a baby with Congenital Glaucoma within a few hours of birth.

The baby was immediately shifted to the LVPEI Bhubaneswar campus and successfully administered glaucoma filtering surgery, which cleared the cornea of one eye and showed minimal hazing in the other eye. Thanks entirely to the timely intervention by the screening team as well as the doctors at LVPEI Bhubaneswar, the baby will be able to see the world.  The team is now keeping track of the little patient through the referring pediatrician.

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