Inauguration of Disha Eye Hospital at Berhampore
Disha Eye Hospitals opened it’s 10th hospital at Berhampore in Murshidabad district on 5t Read More
Paediatric & Squint
Paediatric refers to the medical (ophthalmological) care of infants, children and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years.
Squintis a condition where the eyes do not look together in the same direction. Whilst one eye looks forwards to focus on an object, the other eye turns either inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards. Most squints occur in young children. A child with a squint may stop using the affected eye to see with. This can lead to visual loss called amblyopia. Treatment of amblyopia involves patching the good eye, to force the use of the affected eye. If amblyopia is not treated before the age of about 7 years, the visual impairment usually remains permanent. Sometimes surgery is needed to correct the appearance of a squint. It is normal for a newborn’s eyes to wander or cross occasionally during the first few months of life. But by the time a baby is 4 to 6 months old, the eyes usually straighten out.
The orbit or eye socket is the bony part of the skull that houses and protects the eyeball. In addition to the eye itself, the orbit contains related soft tissues that act as shock absorbers, as well as the blood vessels, nerves, and muscles that permit the eye to function. Orbital diseases include trauma, fractures, infections like cellulitis and tumours which are all dealt with by Disha specialists.
Oculoplastic and orbital surgery is plastic surgery focused on the structures surrounding the eye including the eyelids, orbit, lacrimal system, forehead and mid-face area