Low Vision Services for Microphthalmos followed by Band Keratopathy

Chambeti Sidhaiah’s first visit to LVPEI’s Meera & L B Deshpande Centre for Sight Enhancement was in 2001, at age 7. He was initially diagnosed with Microphthalmos and Cataract in both eyes, for which Parsplana Lensectomy was done in 2001 and subsequently in 2003 for both the eyes. He later developed band shaped Keratopathy and Phototherapeutic Keratotomy (PTK) was performed in both the eyes in 2007 and 2009 respectively.

Aided with a new pair of glasses, he was initially able to manage his work but was later prescribed a 2x dome magnifier for ease of reading fine print in his textbooks. “Earlier I used to be completely dependent on others but now I can carry out most of my day-to-day activities independently. Due to my improved vision, I am able to continue my studies and am currently in the final year of my BCom,” says Sidhaiah.