AIIMS New Delhi
AIIMS New Delhi: Delhi AIIMS Has given a big gift to cancer patients. Now indigenous technology in the hospital for the treatment of children eye cancer (Retinoblastoma) treatment has started. So far two children have got eyesight through this treatment. According to the doctors of the hospital, children are being treated with indigenous plaque brachytherapy technique. This facility is being provided free of cost. AIIMS is the first hospital where this treatment has been started.
Professor at RP Center, AIIMS Dr. Bhawna Chawla According to the WHO, most children under the age of five are affected by retinoblastoma cancer. However, this disease makes only a small number of children victims. Every year around 1500 cases of this cancer are registered in the country. This disease occurs due to genetic reasons. Due to the lack of case work and lack of information about the symptoms, this disease cannot be identified.
Because of this, most of the cases come to the fore in the last stage. In such a situation, the eyes are removed to prevent cancer from spreading to other parts, due to which the light goes away. If the disease is identified in the beginning itself, then it can be treated. So far two children have been treated through this.
These are the symptoms
white glow in the iris of the eye
any lumps in the eyes
what is plaque technique
Eye surgery is done in this technique. In which the plaque is applied in the eye. Eye tumors are destroyed through radiation. After the patient has completed the radiation therapy and the cancerous tumor is gone, the plaque is removed again through surgery. Eyesight is saved through this process. Till now children were not treated with this technique in AIIMS, but now it has been started. Bhabha Research Center had prepared indigenous plaque for this. This has been given free of cost to AIIMS.
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