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|
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.