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Dr. Anu and Children

Why should I take my baby to Kopila for Eye Test?

An Eye Test (Vision assessment program) in early age of a child is recommended to determine if a child is at risk for eye or vision disorders. Since many eye problems arise from conditions that can be identified by an eye doctor in the infant’s early years of life, a parent can give an infant a great gift by seeking an Eye assessment in addition to the wellness evaluation of the eyes that is done by a pediatrician.

One in every 10 children is at risk from undiagnosed eye and vision problems. Moreover, many children at risk for eye and vision problems are not being identified at an early age, when many of those problems might be prevented or more easily corrected.  As a result, many infants born each year are at risk for serious eye and vision problems.

Early intervention is critical to successful and cost-effective treatment. Since Nepal’s health system does not have mandatory preschool vision screening, there exists a lack of understanding by the parents of the importance of periodic professional eye and vision assessments. Therefore, during the course of their young lives, most children probably never see an eye doctor who can provide the kind of professional eye assessment necessary to identify critical eye and vision problems at an early stage, explain those conditions to parents, and provide the care necessary to correct those problems.

Kopila has stepped forward to accept this public health challenge and make a significant contribution to our society in the area of children’s eye and vision health. To that end, Kopila- The Well Baby Clinic has launched Vision Assessment Program, a first-of-its-kind program in Nepal to provide children professional eye and vision care earlier in life. The program is addressing the early childhood segment of the pre-school population, providing periodic infant eye and vision assessments at birth, 6 months, 3 years and 5 years of age and every six months when required.



This is a unique service provided by KOPILA to your baby. Some babies are born with problems not seen at once. For many of these, screening tests are available  - an example is deficiency of the thyroid hormones, which is extremely essential for the normal brain development of a baby. Congenital hypothyroidism is the most common disorder identified by routine screening.

Congenital hypothyroidism is inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants. This can occur because of an anatomic defect in the gland, an inborn error of thyroid metabolism, or iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) affect an estimated 10 million Nepalese nationwide, which is almost half of the population and one of the highest in the world.

Congenital hypothyroidism is a thyroid hormone deficiency that retards growth and brain development. If it is detected in time, a baby can be treated with oral doses of thyroid hormone to permit normal development.


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