Neonatal eye care in Odisha get a boost with Newborn Eye Health Alliance (N E H A)

L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) inaugurated the Newborn Eye Health Alliance (NEHA)at their Bhubaneswar centre – the Shri Mithu Tulsi Chanrai campus.  Blindness and vision impairment in newborns and young children are on a rapid rise in India owing to improved newborn care and swift socio-economic development. Amongst the various eye disorders in neonates, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and Amblyopia are two major disorders affecting them and has emerged as a severe challenge particularly in developing and middle-income group countries. LVPEI Bhubaneswar is a pioneer in providing Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) services in Eastern India and is the only Centre in Odisha providing Pediatric retinal imaging, neonatal intensive care facilities in addition to ROP care under one roof. NEHA, which is supported by Mr. M. H Dalmia, former president of OCL, will further enhance LVPEI’s capabilities and increase the reach in Odisha.

The centre with state-of-the-art equipments for Newborn Eye Care and basic lifesaving neonatal care has a team of highly skilled pediatric retina specialist and support staff of anaesthesiologist, optometrist and specially trained nurses capable of handling the most critical newborn eye diseases, especially ROP. The World Health Organization (WHO) has underscored the importance of this condition by …

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