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Department of OPHTHALMOLOGY

 

Ophthalmology is the science that deals with the health and treatment of conditions of the eye. The Gleneagles Global Hospitals presents to you the Department of Ophthalmology which provides you with first class eye care and surgical services for patients suffering from eye disorders. The department offers the best and the right diagnostic care for vision problems and also treat complex conditions.

We specialize in diagnosing and treating cataracts, traumatic eye injuries and juvenile glaucoma in adults and children of all age groups. We aim to provide healthy and quick recovery for all the patients.

The instruments and machines required for the ophthalmology lab is all well maintained and advanced therapies are used for the patients’ treatment. The department is staffed with trained technicians and physicians and they provide the best treatment possible though the condition may be critical.

Ophthalmology department provide the following services:

  • Cataract and primary eye care
  • Contact lens service
  • Cornea service
  • Glaucoma service
  • Pediatric ophthalmology service
  • Retina service

Our ocular services at the Gleneagles Global Hospitals understand the importance of your problem and provide you with the best of services in the present day.

 

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN

EAT HEALTHY

Protecting your eyes depends on the right food intake. Include a lot of green leafy vegetables like spinach, carrots, eggs, nuts and fruits in your diet. Eating a well-balanced diet also helps in maintaining a healthy weight, prevents obesity related diseases like diabetes.

WEAR SUNGLASSES

The right kind of sunglasses will help in protecting the eyes from the ultraviolet rays. Over exposure to UV rays can lead to the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. Wraparound lenses help protect your eyes from the side.

QUIT SMOKING

Smoking is one of the leading causes for a number of diseases. It is one of the main causes for eye diseases. Smoking can lead to the development of cataracts, optic nerve damage and macular degeneration.

LOOK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER

Most of the people develop sight or some eye related problem because of constant looking into the system. Staring at the computer screen for too long can cause eyestrain, blurry vision, dry eyes, headaches, neck, back and shoulder pain.

 

WHY CHOOSE US

 
 

EXCELLENT DOCTORS

We measure our progress by the number of people in whom we restore the hope of a healthy tomorrow. Our doctors are highly knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate and will be there for you when you need them the most.

 
 

WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE

Streamlined processes, advanced technologies, state-of-the-art infrastructures, specialised & interdisciplinary care and an unparalleled simplicity for meeting every patient's health needs. We are committed to your well-being.

 
 

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Providing global access to advanced healthcare. We embrace high precision technologies for giving you a world class healthcare experience. Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalised care.

 

 

PROCEDURES

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Laser surgery is one of the most popular surgeries used to correct vision. This surgery is performed in people who have eye related problems like the nearsightedness or farsightedness. All the laser correction surgeries performed work on shaping the cornea. Cornea is the white, clear part in the eye. The light travels through it and focuses the image on the retina which is present back of the eye.

During the eye surgery an instrument called the microkeratome is used to create a thin flap on the cornea. This flap is then removed without any pain and the corneal tissue which is present below is reshaped using another laser. The cornea is reshaped and the corneal flap is put back into place. The surgery takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.

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Cataract surgery is performed when there is clouding of the lens in the eyes, causing loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive surgery. The clouding of the lens during the formation of a cataract causes blurring and distortion of vision. Cataracts are very common, especially among the elderly.

The patient will be asked to lie down on the examination table. Two small incisions are made in the cornea. A thick glue like material is injected into the eye to help maintain its shape. Because it is thick, this material will not leak out of the incisions during surgery. A small probe that emits ultrasound waves is inserted through the cornea into the eye to break the affected lens into pieces. The pieces are then liquified and sucked out. After the affected lens is removed a new plastic lens is inserted in its place.

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Glaucoma surgery is performed to reduce the pressure in the eyes by creating a new opening for the fluid to leave the eyes. In some cases surgery may be done to relieve pain caused by glaucoma. The surgery is performed to prevent the damage caused to ocular structures especially the optic nerve.

The glaucoma surgery involves either a laser treatment or an incision in the eye. The type of surgery the doctor recommends depends on the severity of the glaucoma. In case of the conventional surgery the doctor creates a small drainage hole and allows the intraocular fluid to bypass the clogged drainage canals and flow out of this new, artificial drainage canal.

 

This Speciality is available at

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