Opthalmology Services

Several parts of the eye work in coordination to obtain clear vision. These include the cornea, iris, lens, and retina. Disease in any of these parts may cause problems with vision. Some diseases are progressive and may lead to blindness or significant vision loss. Therefore, it is important to consult the best ophthalmologist if there is a sudden change in the vision or worsening of vision.

Our Offerings

  • Detection of refractive errors and management: Refractive error develops when the shape of the eye does not allow the light to focus directly on the retina. Ophthalmologists detect refractive errors through a comprehensive eye examination. Eye doctors treat refractive errors by prescribing glasses or contact lenses. Refractive errors may also be corrected through surgery to remove glasses and contact lenses.
  • Chalazion Incision and Curettage: Chalazion, also known as a meibomian cyst or eyelid cyst, is characterized by a red bump on the eyelid. It usually occurs due to the blockage of an oil gland. Chalazion incision is performed in patients not relieved from symptoms with conventional treatments, such as lid hygiene, warm compresses, and oral antibiotics. The procedure involves the application of local anesthesia, using a clamp to avoid damage to the eyeball, making an incision on the chalazion, scraping away pus or debris by using curettage, applying topical antibiotics on the wound, and dressing the wound.
  • Pterygium Evaluation and Management: Pterygium is characterized by the growth of tissue on the membrane that covers the white of the eye (conjunctiva). Patients may experience blurred vision, redness, and eye irritation. The evaluation of pterygium is done through a visual acuity test, corneal topography, and photo documentation. The treatment options include medications and surgery.
  • Glaucoma Management: The optic nerve plays a vital role in vision. Due to fluid accumulation and increased intraocular pressure, the optic nerve is damaged. This condition is known as glaucoma. It is a progressive condition and may cause vision loss or blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma is managed through oral and topical medications (eye drops) and surgery.
  • Peripheral Iridectomy: Iridectomy is the procedure for removing a part of the iris. Iris is the colored area of the eye and has muscles to control the diameter of the pupil. The procedure is performed in patients with closed-angle glaucoma and melanoma of the iris. Peripheral iridectomy can be incisional iridectomy or laser iridectomy.
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy: YAG laser capsulotomy, also known as posterior capsulotomy, is a surgical procedure that may be done after the cataract surgery to allow the patients to see clearly after the surgery. During the cataract surgery, the surgeon replaces the old, cloudy lens with a synthetic lens. The new lens is placed in the natural lens capsule. Weeks, months, or years after the cataract surgery, there are wrinkles or cloudiness in the capsule, leading to blurred vision. The surgeon, in posterior capsulotomy, uses the laser to create a hole in the capsule for better vision.
  • Cataract Evaluation and Management: The lens is present in the eyes behind the iris. With age, the lens becomes cloudy due to the degeneration of lens protein, leading to cloudy vision. This condition is known as cataract. The diagnosis of cataract is made through an evaluation of the medical history, physical examination, visual acuity test, retinal examination, slit lamp examination, and applanation tonometry. Cataract surgery is the only effective measure for this condition (replacing the old lens with a new one).
  • Fundus Evaluation: A fundoscopic examination involves a comprehensive evaluation of the retina or macula with an ophthalmoscope to detect retinal disease. The fundoscopic examination not only diagnoses the retinal disease but also obtains vital information regarding endocarditis, increased cerebral pressure, diabetes, and high blood pressure.