Department of Sight
Conditions & Treatments
The only treatment for cataract is surgery, usually Phacoemulsification with lens implantation. The patient is given a local pain control medication (anesthesia) during the surgery.
Micro incision cataract surgery: This technique targets cataract surgery through the minimum incision, aiming to minimize surgical trauma, decrease surgically induced astigmatism and eliminate optical disturbances in the corneal optics caused by the incision and the wound-healing process.
Multifocal IOLs: These IOLs provide clear vision for all distances hence almost 90% of the day-to-day activities can be performed without the need for additional glasses. Rarely the patient may experience glare during nights postoperatively, but usually gets adapted within a few months.
Toric IOLS: These IOLs corrects the pre-existing corneal astigmatism thereby reducing the possibility of spectacle wear for distant vision postoperatively.
Below are the treatment options available for Glaucoma:
- Medication: Medications in the form of eye drops help in reducing the formation of fluid in the front of the eye or increase its outflow.
- Laser Surgery: Surgery for glaucoma helps in increasing the outflow of the fluid from the eye in an open-angle glaucoma or eliminates fluid blockage in an angle-closure glaucoma.
- Trabeculectomy:A microsurgery wherein a new channel is created to drain the fluid, which helps in reducing intraocular pressure that causes glaucoma.
Below are the treatment options available for Diabetic Retinopathy at the hospital:
- Focal Laser Treatment: Helps to stop or slow down the leakage of blood and fluid in the eye.
- Scatter Laser Treatment: Helps to shrink the abnormal blood vessel.
- Vitrectomy: Helps to remove blood from the middle of the eye as well as any scar tissue that’s clinging on the retina.
Below are the treatment options available for correcting a Squint:
- Non-surgical treatment: Some squints are caused by refractive errors and in such cases they can be corrected by prescribing appropriate spectacles.
- Surgery: Surgery is done under general anaesthesia in children and under local anaesthesia in adults.
Below are the treatment options available for ARMD:
- Anti-VEGF medicines: Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (anti-VEGF) medicines helps in preventing the formation of the abnormal blood vessels.
- Photodynamic therapy: This therapy destroys the abnormally growing blood vessels.
- Laser Therapy: This therapy destroys the development of new blood vessels which help to prevent the condition from getting worse.