Shaping eye care services for children

Shaping eye care services for children

Childhood blindness is still a significant problem for a developing country like Bangladesh. The eye care services for children are still inadequate, disproportionately distributed. There is a dire need to integrate childhood blindness into health system workframe. Many children in Bangladesh are afflicted with blindness due to bilateral cataract, complications of cataract surgery, retinopathy of […]

Childhood Cataract: Home to Hospital

Globally, there are 190,000 children who are blind from cataract.1 Cataract in children may be present at birth (congenital cataract) or may appear anytime during the first few years of life (developmental cataract). Childhood cataract is the most common treatable cause of childhood blindness, being responsible for 10–30% of all childhood blindness. A recent national […]