; Mumbai; June 20, 2005
Shroff Eye Hospital , which specialises in eye care, has recently opened a paediatric ophthalmology clinic in Mumbai. It has been established as a result of the findings of the Shroff Eye Vision Screening Programme of 2003-04, which found that vision problems affect one in 20 pre-schoolers and one in four school-going children.
Using the latest equipment, this clinic focusses on the importance of detecting preventable childhood eye disorders and their correction before permanent changes develop. Uncorrected refractive errors (poor vision requiring spectacles), latent squint or cosmetically insignificant but visually critical micro squints, colour vision deficiencies and ocular structural abnormalities are treated at this clinic.
The super-speciality hospital consists of a team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons, assistants and support staff. It has a panel of specialists trained to work with children. A paediatric ophthalmologist trained in the U.S.A. and a contact lens specialist for the use of contact lenses for children with colour blindness and dyslexia is also available. The clinic's Low Vision Aid Centre rehabilitates children with non-curable eye conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, herido-macular degeneration and many congenital diseases affecting the eye. The clinic is equipped with child-friendly special eye examination charts, an attractive play area and comprehensive patient information brochures.