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Cataract Services

What is cataract?
Cataract is clouding of the natural lens, which initially leads to blurring of vision and later to blindness.

How is cataract treated?
Cataract is removed surgically and an artificial lens called intraocular lens (IOL) is immediately placed at the same place.

Will I have to wear glasses if I get intraocular lenses implanted when I get my cataract operated?
Earlier, before intraocular lenses were available, people ended up with a +10 glass for distance and a +13 glass for reading. These days with intraocular lenses the power required is nominal and the debilitating distortions of the very high numbers is a thing of the past. The newer multifocal intraocular lenses have further reduced the dependence on glasses to almost zero. The accuracy of the newer instruments like IOL Master from Zeiss (Germany) and Verion from Alcon (a division of Novartis) to measure and calculate the intraocular lens power to be implanted has further brought down the number of glasses required after cataract surgery.

What are the newer types of intraocular lenses available?
Aberration free lenses give a distortion free image. For people with cylindrical numbers, toric lenses reduce the cylindrical number Multifocal lenses have multiple rings which focus at different distances thus reducing the need for glasses for near, distance and intermediate distances. Multifocal lenses reduce the dependence on glasses. The latest lenses available now are a combination of toric and multifocal lenses for people who have cylindrical numbers and do not wish to wear glasses.

What is phacoemulsification?
The conventional technique for cataract removal is called phacoemulsification. This technique uses a machine to break up the lens by ultrasound energy and wash out the pieces through a very small incision. We have two very sophisticated phacoemulsification machines called Centurion and Infinity to do just that. The Intraocular lens is folded and injected into the eye through the small incision. It unfolds once it is in the eye. The extremely small (2.2 mm) incision allows the surgery to be completed without sutures and the recovery is extremely fast.

What is the latest technique available worldwide to remove cataract?
The latest and the very best, almost futuristic technology available today is LASER ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY. This technology uses a laser to break up the cataract, make openings in the cataract and to make the incisions even before taking the patient into the phacoemulsification operation. We use a machine called LenSx from Alcon (division of Novartis).

LASIK & Refractive Services

Freedom from glasses and contact lenses has been a dream for people with spectacle power. We now have safe solutions for most of the spectacle wearers like PRK, LASIK AND ICLs. Excimer laser is used to change the shape of the cornea (the transparent front window of the eye) in both LASIK & PRK. We use an extremely fast and accurate machine (Allegreto Wavelight), which has been approved by FDA of USA. There are millions of happy patients the world over have undergone these surgeries successfully. For very high numbers and in patients whose corneas are not thick enough for these surgeries, we now have options like ICLs. An ICL is an artificial lens, which is inserted into the eye and in front of your natural lens. This is different from an IOL which is the lens used in cataract surgery. Imagine the change in life style of a patient who has spent all his life using -20.0 spectacle numbers. The joy of freedom from glasses, as some patients have told us, is like throwing away crutches.

Please Note :-
Patients undergoing Lasik or Refractive surgery must have completed at least 18 years before surgery. 
 
If you are pregnant lady or Lactating mother then Lasik is not advisable.

If you are using soft contact lens then please stop it’s use before at least 3 days of LASIK work up and similarly stop RGP (semi soft / hard) lenses before 2 week of LASIK work up.

Please stop any skin ointment/cream or tablets containing isotretenoin 15 days before Lasik and do not start using it for 2 months after Lasik. 
 
Ladies on hormonal supplements, oral contraceptives must inform the doctor before surgery and stop it before 15 days of surgery and avoid it for 2 months after surgery. 

Cornea Services

The cornea is the transparent window in front of the eye. Expert, specialized and timely treatment is of paramount importance in saving eyes suffering from many corneal diseases. Many diseases of the cornea, which were incurable, are now being successfully treated. Keratoconus is weakening of the cornea leading to its protrusion or ectasia. A new technique called corneal collagen cross linking is used to stiffen the cornea is available with us. This process has revolutionized the treatment of keratoconus and has saved many eyes from going blind.

Glaucoma Services

The eye is filled with a nourishing fluid called aqueous humour. The pressure of this fluid maintains the spherical shape of the eyeball much like the air in a football. Glaucoma is a disease where there is an abnormal increase in pressure of this fluid, enough to damage the inside of the eye. Very often, it is silent and does not cause pain, which makes it a more dangerous killer of sight. It is a disease, which if not diagnosed and treated in time can have disastrous consequences like blindness. The damage is not reversible, making early detection and treatment extremely important. Instruments like applanation tonometer and NCT, perimetry, pachymetry and OCT, available at our clinic, allow us to diagnose and treat glaucoma much earlier than ever before. These instruments are also useful for tracking the progress of the disease and efficacy of the treatment.

Squint & Amblyopia Services

The two eyes are normally parallel except while looking at near objects. Squint is when the eyes are not parallel. Apart from its cosmetic problems, it can give rise to a lazy eye or loss of stereoscopic vision. To preserve the stereoscopic vision and to prevent lazy eye, it is important to treat squint as soon as possible, as the development of the eye takes place in the early years of childhood. The treatment includes glasses, exercises, surgery or a combination of these. All facilities for the diagnosis and treatment are available at our hospital.

Retina Services

The retina is the layer at the back of the eye, which is like the photographic film in a camera. Major advances in technology and technique have changed how retinal diseases are diagnosed and treated. The constellation machine from Alcon is the best vitrectomy machine in the world today, giving us the option of small incision stitchlessvitreoretinal surgery at our clinic.