The Ophthalmology Department,
Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
by Dr. Ngo Chek
The SarawakSchool for Blind (SK
Pendidik Khas) is located at JalnnBatu Lintang, Kuching. It is a boarding school for blind
students from all over Sarawak. Currently
there are 39 students aged 5-15 in the school. During the screening, the most
common causes of blindness are congenital microphthalmos,
retinopathy of prematurity and congenital cataract.
The screening was headed by associate professor Visvaraja
and colleagues from Universiti Malaysia,
Kuala Lumpur as part of the national wide
screening programme to document the causes of
childhood causes in Malaysia.
We are also grateful to Mr. Nazirin, Head of the Optometry department in SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching for performing the refraction.
Photographs from the screening:
Front view of the school.
Nazirin, Dr. Nadir, AP.Visvaraja, MdmFaridah
( Principal of school) Dr. Dinesh, Dr.
Ngo (From Left)
Meeting with MdmFaridah before the screening.
A view of the school compound.
Prof. VIsva examining
Dr. Dinesh examining
refracting a student..
Unfortunately, most of the student vision
be improved with
patient with right sunken socket from enucleation
and left keratinization
of the cornea secondary to
Word of wisdom at the front door “We need to sacrifice