Pediatric Camps

KBHB hospital initiated the Pediatric Ophthalmic services in March 2003 with the support of Sight Savers as a dedicated unit catering to eye problems of children. It has become a referral center for children’s eye diseases, with scores of references daily from tertiary pediatric hospitals. A fully equipped, ultramodern surgical facility has performed all kind of pediatric ophthalmic surgeries. Some of the operation performed by our pediatric ophthalmic surgeons includes cataract extractions with intraocular lens implantation, squint correction, Keratoplasty, laser procedures and retinal surgeries.

Pediatric camp activities

A pediatric ophthalmic team regularly holds camps in association with various NGOs for the screening eye problems in children. This program includes coordinating with various institutions, training and orienting volunteers, reporting and referral of children identified to have eye diseases to the base hospital.

School screening program is major aspect in Control Childhood Blindness Project. In this activity we organized a camp in schools as per their need and find out the eye problems and refer them in hospital for further treatment. The children identified to have eye problems are provided glasses, while treatment and surgeries are done free of cost. Hospital targets students from slums of Mumbai by organizing screening activities in Municipal and private schools from Mumbai and around sub-urban area and also from Tribal area from Shahapur Tahasil from Thane Dist. Hospital also reaches to the Anganwadis in Mumbai and suburban and provide awareness about eye care and eye health services to the children with the age group of 0-5 from slum.

Hospital provides eye care services to the street children, orphanage, destitute, migrated construction workers children, commercial sex workers children, domestic workers, shelter homes, slum dwellers and one parenthood etc in association with Government and NGOs.

NANHE School Eye Health Project started in 2013 in association with Rotary Club of Bombay North. This Project will be for 2 years. Under this project 60000 students from schools of Mumbai Slums will be screened and examined. 6000 spectacles will be disbursed to the slum children. Those who require hospital based examination, treatment and surgeries will be provided free of cost in the hospital.

ACTIVITIES No. of Eye Camps No. of Patients screened No. of Cataract detected No. of cataract surgeries done
1997 – 1998 29 561 297 297
1998 – 1999 35 7890 834 834
1999 – 2000 159 13408 1544 1316
2000 – 2001 116 16751 2121 1838
2001 – 2002 87 10302 2166 1852
2002 – 2003 128 12968 2751 2373
2003 – 2004 155 15126 4286 3023
2004 – 2005 144 14028 4155 3347
2005 – 2006 164 17089 5123 3318
2006 – 2007 233 21483 6209 4358
2007 – 2008 243 23992 6602 4195
2008 - 2009 238 24905 5321 3312
2009 - 2010 254 23711 5390 3426
2010 - 2011 207 19731 4344 2903
2011 - 2012 161 19239 4079 2651
2012 - 2013 189 15576 4390 2750
2013 - 2014 183 16315 4840 2506
TOTAL 2725 273075 64452 44299

Hospital’s pediatric ophthalmic dept try to provide eye care services to the new born babies too. In partnership with various Govt maternity hospitals like KEM, Wadia and Sion Hospital organizes new born babies screening in the base hospital. All premature babies are examined by an pediatric ophthalmologist in the base hospital / NICU and those who require further clinical follow up will be provided at KBHB Eye Hospital for free.