Cataract in children is a critical issue, says Dr Keiki Mehta

Dr Mehta specialises in the treatment of Femto cataract or cataracts in children. Unlike the old treatment of fixing one permanent lens in the eye, Dr Mehta specialises in fixing two lenses, one removable and the other a permanent one

Cataract in children is a critical issue, says Dr Keiki Mehta

On very few occasions, do we meet doctors like Dr Keiki Mehta who is a Padma Shri awardee; he has seamlessly performed meticulous surgeries and also implements new techniques when it comes to his work as an eye surgeon. Even after all these achievements he greets us with a humble smile.

Dr Mehta specialises in the treatment of Femto cataract or cataracts in children. He is the chief surgical and medical director at the Mehta International Eye Institute, Mumbai and consulting ophthalmologist at various city hospitals.

Cataract in children is a critical issue, says Dr Keiki Mehta
Dr Keiki Mehta,
Medical director at the Mehta International Eye Institute

He says, “Cataract in children is a critical issue. It is also because any kind of negligence on the doctor’s side will result in lifelong consequences. Therefore, I have started a technique of fixing two lenses.”

Unlike the old treatment of fixing one permanent lens in the eye, Dr Mehta specialises in fixing two lenses, one removable and the other a permanent one.

“This ensures that there is better judgement of the number for the patient as well as the doctor,” he added.