Paediatric Imaging Centre
India is home to around one-fifth of the world’s blind and visually-challenged children. Hence, the L V Prasad Eye Institute has initiated the setting up of a new and expanded facility called the Child Sight Institute, which will manage a large range of eye-related conditions in children. The availability of state-of-the-art medical equipment at such an institute is a prerequisite when it comes to managing sight-related problems in babies and young children. Not only does it help in providing these young patients with new treatments and high-quality care, but also in enhancing the capacity to teach, train, and record disease status in order to share it with other professionals for cross consultation.
With dedicated paediatric imaging equipments, the objective of the Child Sight Institute is to facilitate early and accurate documented diagnosis, and optimal management of eye diseases in children up to the age of 15.
The L V Prasad Eye Institute provides treatment to a large number of patients with refractory adult and paediatric glaucoma. When all other measures have failed, doctors can control and treat these conditions with the help of the ECP machine.
It helps to explore newer areas of treatment that were not available to patients in the past.
The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation extended its support to the Child Sight Institute, enabling them to acquire crucial paediatric imaging equipments such as the Retcam Shuttle, Paediatric Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) equipment.
With the help of the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, the Institute has been able to offer hope to a large number of patients suffering from end-stage corneal conditions such as the Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Ocular CicatricialPemphigoid or severe allergies and chemical burns of the eye. It has also enabled them to facilitate a variety of unique technologies such as Stem Cell Therapy and Boston Keratoprosthesis (artificial corneal transplant), thereby enhancing diagnosis and improving the quality of treatments.