Megan D’Souza was a bubbly yet adorable 7-years-old residing in Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai. Her mother always used to make variety of food dishes much to her delight. Life was pretty easy most of the time for them.
Gradually, she started feeling uncomfortable in sunlight and her friends noticed that she would squeeze her eyes in sunlight. . As soon as Megan informed her mother about her light sensitivity, she started searching for paediatric eye doctors in Navi Mumbai from Just dial. Based on the excellent reviews, she immediately booked an appointment at Advanced Eye Hospital & Institute (AEHI), in Sanpada, Navi Mumbai.
Detailed eye check-up at AEHI was conducted for Megan. Her right eye had -8.00 power whereas her left eye was all normal. Further, she also had irregular posterior synechiae (meaning a condition wherein the iris is stuck to lens) in the right eye.
Megan was then referred to Dr. Prachi Agashe, a Pediatric Ophthalmologist and a Squint Surgeon at AEHI. Dr. Prachi examined her eye through slit lamp and observed that her right eye’s lens had turned partially opaque (anterior capsular opacification). Her eye pressure though was in the normal range.
Dr. Prachi then diagnosed her with cataract and anisomyopia. Megan was advised to wear glasses in the right eye and to do patching for 4hrs/day in her left eye (good eye)and to follow up after two months. Based on this result, visual prognosis and subsequent treatment were to be decided. Further, she was also advised to undergo Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) scanning of the inner structures ofher right eye.
On the next follow up, visual acuity in her right eye showed remarkable improvement from 6/24 to 6/12. Furthermore, her UBM scan was found to be normal. The right eye cataract surgery was to be decided after assessing the vision improvement with eyeglasses and patching. So, Megan was recommended to continue left eye patching and to follow up after 2 months.
Megan’s vision maintained good at the subsequent follow up session. Hence, she was now advised to continue patching.
However, between these months, she skipped wearing glasses and patching regularly. Additionally, the opacity in her lens also grew to give her blurry vision. She was advised to undergo Cataract surgery in the right eye.
Following the cataract surgery, the power of her right eye reduced to -1D. She was advised to continue wearing glasses and maintain patching for 2 hours in the left eye. Megan’s family thanked Dr. Prachi as she was delighted to have normal vision within a few months with no light sensitivity bothering her. Her uncorrected vision improved to 6/9 and she started using eyeglasses with the minor number.
Dr. Prachi Agashe, (Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB (Ophth), MBBS) is a Squint Surgeon and Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Advanced Eye Hospital. She has several years of experience and expertise in dealing with eye problems like Strabismus, Amblyopia (aka lazy eye), Congenital Abnormalities, Childhood Cataract, squint, and all kinds of eye diseases in infants, toddlers, children and babies etc. Consult Dr. Prachi Agashe by booking an appointment.
About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:
Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai. Comprehensive eye check-up and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines.
Personalized care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambiance compliment the cutting-edge eye care offered at AEHI. Besides treating patients from Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi and Panvel, patients from all over western India travel to AEHI for world class eye care management.