Chapters – Nepal

Pediatric Ophthalmology Interest Group Nepal

The Executive committee of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society
President: Dr Suman Thapa, MD, PhD
General Secretary: Dr Sabina Shrestha , MD
Member: Dr Eli Pradhan Ranjitkaar, MD, MRCed

The Executive committee of the Pediatric Ophthalmology interest group
Co ordinator: Dr Srijana Adhikari, MD
Members :
Dr Ananad Kumar Sharma, MD
Dr Jyoti Shrestha, MD
Dr Sabina Shrestha, MD
Dr Ujjowala Shrestha, MD
Dr Salma KC Rai, MD
Dr Purusotam Joshi, MD
Dr Sujata Bhandari, MD
Dr Paras Kumar Panjiyaar, MD
Dr Rajan Laabh, MD
Dr Sangeeta Shrestha, MD
Dr Srijana Karmacharya, MD

Contact person: Dr Srijana Adhikari, MD

Past meeting : Annual conference of Nepal Ophthalmic Society March 16th – 17th Biratnagar, Nepal.

Future meetings:
Annual conference of Nepal Ophthalmic Society, March 2017
Annual Conference of SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology interest group Nepal is a group of Pediatric Ophthalmologists involved in pediatric eye care in Nepal. The group works under the umbrella of Nepal Ophthalmic Society (National Ophthalmology Society of Nepal). Pediatric ophthalmology in Nepal is still in its preliminary stage. There are 12 fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologists in Nepal who work in hospitals in different parts of the country. Initially service was limited to the capital. Now the practice has been expanded in several different peripheral hospitals. Refractive error and amblyopia are the most common ocular diseases in children in Nepal. Other diseases are strabismus, ocular trauma congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma etc. Just like other developing countries in the world, retinopathy of prematurity is an emerging cause of childhood ocular morbidity in Nepal. The prevalence of childhood blindness in Nepal is 0.06% (Adhikari et al, Nepal Pediatric Ocular Disease Study 2014).

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Temple House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Phone:+ 353 1 288 3630
Fax:+353 1 209 1112

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Stabismus is a registered Charity with the U.K. Charities Commission (Charity Registration Number ;1144806) (Registered November 2011)

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