Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) on the occasion of Children’s Day and as part of Children’s Eye Care Week on Tuesday. In most cases, only one eye is affected but if left untreated, it can cause severe visual disability in the affected eye. Squint, also known as strabismus, occur in infants, children and adults because of imbalance of the muscles that move the eye. About 2-3 % of children have strabismus, a majority of which are left untreated and eventually develop severe vision loss. A children’s eye care walk and a painting competition for children to express their creativity were also held during the week.
Source: The Hindu November 14, 2017 19:07 UTC