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Revolutionary Pediatric Cataract Surgery Restores Vision for 8-Month-Old

Revolutionary Pediatric Cataract Surgery Restores Vision for 8-Month-Old

March 04, 2024

Nethradhama Super Speciality Eye Hospitals achieved a remarkable feat in pediatric eye care with the successful completion of a high-risk paediatric cataract surgery on an 8-month-old baby in Bangalore. Led by Dr. Sri Ganesh, a distinguished eye surgeon and the Chairman and Managing Director of the hospital, the surgery restored vision to the infant born with congenital cataracts in both eyes.

Advanced Techniques in Pediatric Cataract Surgery

The surgery took place at Nethradhama's Centre of Excellence in Jayanagar, employing the advanced phacoemulsification technique. Dr. Ganesh and his team faced the challenge of operating on the delicate eyes of an 8-month-old, requiring precision and expertise due to the complex nature of bilateral posterior polar congenital cataracts. The procedure involved aspirating the cataract through a micro-incision, followed by a posterior capsulorehxis and anterior vitrectomy, concluding with the implantation of a foldable intraocular lens (IOL) customized for the infant's eyes.

Collaborative Efforts and Technological Innovations

The successful outcome of this intricate surgery underscores the significance of teamwork and medical technology in advancing surgical practices. Dr. Suman Shree, leading the anesthesia team, played a crucial role in ensuring the baby's safety throughout the procedure, highlighting the collaborative effort essential in such high-risk operations. This surgery not only demonstrates Nethradhama's dedication to patient-centric care but also positions the hospital at the forefront of adopting technological innovations that enhance patient outcomes.

Inspiring Hope and Setting New Standards

The joy expressed by the baby's family, particularly the mother who underwent a similar life-changing surgery years ago, reflects the profound impact of such medical interventions on patients' lives. Dr. Ganesh's unwavering dedication to his craft and his patients has made a significant difference, offering renewed hope and a new lease of life to the baby and countless others facing similar challenges. As Nethradhama continues to pioneer advancements in eye care, this successful surgery sets a new benchmark in pediatric ophthalmology and inspires future generations of medical professionals.

With over 150,000 successful surgeries to his credit, Dr. Ganesh's expertise and the hospital's commitment to excellence stand as beacons of hope for individuals with eye conditions worldwide. This milestone reinforces faith in the power of medical science to transform lives, fostering a future where vision impairments in children can be addressed with even greater efficacy and compassion.

Congenital Cataracts

Congenital cataracts are a type of cataract that are present at birth or develop during infancy. They occur when the lens of the eye, which is normally clear, becomes cloudy or opaque. This cloudiness prevents light from passing through the lens properly, leading to visual impairment or blindness if left untreated.

Congenital cataracts can occur due to genetic factors, infections during pregnancy such as rubella or herpes, metabolic disorders, or other unknown causes. Early detection and prompt treatment, often through surgical removal of the affected lens, are essential to prevent permanent vision loss and allow for the development of normal visual function in affected infants.

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