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  • December 3, 2019

    Got eye problems in your twenties? Is it Keratoconus?

    Got eye problems in your twenties? Is it Keratoconus?

    What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea affecting young adults mostly in their twenties. It is characterized by progressive thinning of the normally round cornea causing it to bulge forward and assume a cone like shape .This irregularity in the cornea results in the formation of distorted images of objects on...

  • December 3, 2019

    The what, how and when of Presbyopia: the inability to focus

    The what, how and when of Presbyopia: the inability to focus

    Normally, the lens in the eye changes shape to focus light directly onto the retina (back of the eye). But with age, the lens hardens and ciliary muscles of the eye weaken.Thus, near objects cannot be clearly focussed. This makes them look blurry. What is ‘Presbyopia’? This condition is caused due to the eye’s normal...

  • December 3, 2019

    A visual guide to Cornea Transplantation

    A visual guide to Cornea Transplantation

    What is the significance of the cornea? The cornea is the transparent front surface of the eye. It is an important optical structure through which rays of light enter the eye. Any damage or injury to this delicate structure can lead to permanent loss of corneal transparency or in other words cause clouding and opacification....

  • December 2, 2019

    The most common cause of irreversible vision loss among the aged

    The most common cause of irreversible vision loss among the aged

    What is Age Related Macular Degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss in people over the age of sixty. It progressively destroys your sharp central vision. This impairs your ability to see objects clearly and makes it very difficult to undertake the normal tasks such as reading and driving. Age Related...

  • December 2, 2019

    Find out if you’ve got Uveitis. You might need prompt treatment

    Find out if you’ve got Uveitis. You might need prompt treatment

    What is ‘Uveitis‘? ‘Uveitis‘ is an inflammation of the ‘uvea’ that has the potential to damage vision if not treated quickly. The Uvea is the fragile tissue that lies just behind the white outer layer of the eye. (This outer layer is called the sclera). Uveitis requires prompt treatment by an eye doctor. How does...

  • December 2, 2019

    All you need to know about squint eyes

    All you need to know about squint eyes

    Very simply put, squint is an eye condition wherein both the eyes point in different directions. While one eye focuses on a particular object, the other eye focuses away from it — either downwards or upwards. Sometimes it may even focus away and come back, and sometimes it keeps moving back & forth between the...

  • December 2, 2019

    Is Lasik the right treatment for Keratoconus?

    Is Lasik the right treatment for Keratoconus?

    We see through the cornea which is clear, central part of the front surface of our eyes. The cornea is dome shaped but is not strong enough to hold on to the shape and it bulges out like a cone. This condition is called keratoconus. What causes Keratoconus? Our eyes contain tiny fibers of protein...

  • December 2, 2019

    Men and Women really see things differently

    Men and Women really see things differently

    Men and women really don’t see eye to eye, according to a new study. Females are better at discriminating among colors, researchers say, while males excel at tracking fast-moving objects and discerning detail from a distance—evolutionary adaptations possibly linked to our hunter-gatherer past. A research was conducted at State University of New York for students...

  • November 30, 2019

    Implantable Lenses: A surgical alternative to LASIK

    Implantable Lenses: A surgical alternative to LASIK

    Phakic IOL (ICL & Verisyse) Surgically implanted lenses, also called phakic IOLs (intra ocular lenses), are a new option for people seeking more permanent correction of common vision errors such as myopia (nearsightedness). These implants, which resemble contact lenses, are placed between the clear front covering of the eye (cornea) and the iris (colored portion...

  • November 30, 2019

    Reversible Corneal Implants in 10 Minutes!

    Reversible Corneal Implants in 10 Minutes!

    INTACS Corneal implants for the treatment of de-centered Keratoconus or pellucid like kerato metry patterns. A ring inserted through a tiny opening made in the surface of the cornea. Dr. Niteen Dedhia’s talk on corneal implants Simple, 10-minute outpatient procedure Marked improvement in vision Removable and exchangeable Minimally invasive as compared to corneal transplantation Delays...

  • November 30, 2019

    Modern cataract treatments with greater benefits

    Modern cataract treatments with greater benefits

    Micro-incision Phaco-emulsification What is a cataract? The natural lens of the human eye causes light to be focused and produces clear, sharp images. Cataracts result in the clouding of the natural lens of the eye causing blurred vision. Description Micro-incisions and phaco-emulsification is an advanced procedure wherein the surgeon removes the cataract through a small...

  • November 30, 2019

    Recent Advances in Treatment of Glaucoma

    Recent Advances in Treatment of Glaucoma

    Until recently, glaucoma surgery was a choice in cases of ‘Angle Closure glaucoma‘ with angle synechiae or in medically uncontrolled ‘Open angle Glaucoma‘ and the procedure was limited to Trabeculectomy. This was a type of guarded filtering surgery where the damaged angle of the anterior chamber was by-passed and fluid from the eye was directed...

  • November 30, 2019

    Reduce fluid pressure without any collateral damage

    Reduce fluid pressure without any collateral damage

    Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is another option for the management of glaucoma. It is a procedure that helps to drain out fluids in the eye to reduce intra-ocular pressure. If left unattended, this intra-ocular pressure will damage the optic nerve and cause loss of vision. The procedure involves the application of short pulses of low...

  • November 30, 2019

    Look younger without any hassles!

    Look younger without any hassles!

    Oculoplasty For Ptosis, Botox, Blepharoplasty Ptosis (pronounced TOE-sis) is the medical term for drooping eyelids. A person with Ptosis is not able to lift one or both upper eyelids to uncover the eye completely. Ptosis may be acquired or congenital and the treatment is done accordingly. Treatment Surgery is the treatment for patients with congenital...

  • November 29, 2019

    Everything you need to know about contact lenses

    Everything you need to know about contact lenses

    Contact Lenses have come a long way in the past few years. There are a large variety of lenses for correcting vision or merely for cosmetic requirements. You get contact lenses that are for daily disposable use or ones that you can wear for a month. While the choices are innumerable, deciding the right contact...