Eye Care (Ophthalmology)
Department of Ophthalmology
An Ophthalmologist (MD) has a medical degree and is licensed to practice medicine and perform surgery. Some ophthalmologists obtain an additional period of subspecialty fellowship training after completing their residencies, such as training in cornea/refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastic, and reconstructive surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and retinal surgery.
What Are The Treatment Options At Pushpanjali Hospital?
- Cornea and external eye disease services
- Uveitis (inflammation of eyes) clinic
- Glaucoma clinic (controlling raised eye pressure)
- Cataract services (using latest and high skill based techniques)
- Vitreo-retinal services (management of retinal detachments, retinal tears, holes and related diseases)
- Neuro-ophthalmology services (managing diseases of eyes related to neurological and neurosurgical diseases)
- Paediatric ophthalmology and squint clinic (management of developmental cataracts, retinopathy seen in premature infants, and lazy eyes in childhood and squint correction surgeries)
- Systemic ophthalmology (eye diseases in diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid eye diseases) services
- Ocular oncology (cancers of eyes, lids and orbital structures) services
- Ocular trauma services (managing various injuries to the eyes)
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye rises high enough to damage the optic nerve. It cannot be prevented, and vision once lost cannot be restored. The high eye pressure associated with glaucoma is caused by blockages in the eye’s fluid drains. People at the greatest risk include those who are over the age of 40, diabetic, near-sighted or who have a family history of glaucoma.
A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens in the front of the eye. Cataracts are caused by a chemical change in the eye, and cause blurred or distorted vision. People at a risk for developing cataracts are over 55 years old, have had eye injuries or disease, have a family history of cataracts, smoke cigarettes or use certain medications.
There is no pain associated with the condition, but there are several symptoms that indicate failing vision due to cataracts. These include:
Spots in front of the eye(s)
Sensitivity to glare
A feeling of “film” over the eye(s)
A temporary improvement in near vision
LASIK is Laser Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis. During the Laser treatment, there is no pain at all. However, you may experience some mild ocular discomfort and watering during the first 24 hours after surgery. It will gradually resolve by second or third day. Painkillers and sedatives may be prescribed to ease the pain and discomfort.
“Dry eye” is the term for when your eyes are insufficiently moisturized, either because they do not produce enough tears or because the tears have an improper chemical composition. It often occurs during the natural aging process, but it can also form as a result of eyelid or blinking problems, certain medications (oral contraceptives, antidepressants), climate (low humidity, wind, dust), injury, and various health problems.
Irritated, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or red eyes
A burning sensation or feeling of something foreign in your eyes
Treatment for dry eye can take many forms. Non-surgical methods include blinking exercises, increasing humidity at home or work, and use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment. If these methods fail, small plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to limit tear drainage, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed.
Select games and toys that are appropriate for your child’s age and responsibility level.
Provide adequate supervision and instruction when your children are handling potentially dangerous items, such as pencils, scissors and pen knives. Be aware that even common household items such as paper clips, elastic cords, wire coat hangers, rubber bands can cause serious eye injury.
Avoid projectile toys such as darts and bows and arrows. They are extremely dangerous.
Keep all chemicals and sprays out of reach of small children.
Do not allow children to ignite fireworks or stand near others who are doing so. All fireworks are potentially dangerous for children of any age.
Demonstrate the use of protective eyewear to children by always wearing protective eyewear yourself while using tools, hammering on metal, etc.
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