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RetCam Shuttle Installed at the MHCECC

We are delighted to announce that the RetCam Shuttle has been acquired for the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre and is already in use! One of only eight such scanners in India, it is very comforting to be able to assist the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar (BLVPEI), in offering world class eye care services to the children of Orissa.

Thank you for your generous support in achieving this goal.

In July 2010 BLVPEI hosted a Neonatal Ophthalmology conference to demonstrate the RetCam and promote referrals to the MHCECC. It was attended by ophthalmologists and paediatricians from all over Orissa.


Progress report on RetCam Shuttle by Dr Tapas Ranjan Padhi, Consultant in Retinopathy, February 2011


Ten months after the installation of the Retcam Shuttle in the Miriam Hyman Children’s Eye Care Centre, it can be said with confidence that our retinal service has been significantly strengthened. 56 babies, with a range of disorders of the retina, have been examined using this equipment.

For the first time we can show images of a diseased retina to parents, engage them in treatment strategies, and consequently their willingness to consent to treatment is now 100 per cent.

Our treatment strategy has become more refined as we are now able to observe with great accuracy, the effects of treatment from one out-patients visit to another.

The mobile unit has been delivered and we shall be able to transport the RetCam to local maternity hospitals, increasing early intervention and reducing avoidable blindness in babies.

Case studies are being recorded to enable us to share information with pediatricians locally and raise their awareness of the uses of the Retcam. As a result, referrals to the MHCECC are increasing constantly. These case studies are also presented at national and international conferences and encouraging discussion with consultants in India and abroad.


 

These RetCam images clearly show the difference between
a healthy eye (left) and one with Retinopathy of Prematurity.

Photos courtesy Dr Subhadra Jalali, LVPEI Hyderabad



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