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06/Sep/2022

इंदौर : एएसजी आई हॉस्पिटल की इंदौर में स्थापना को 3 वर्ष पूरे हो गए हैं। इस उपलक्ष्य में मंगलवार को एमजी रोड पर टीआई मॉल के समीप स्थित हॉस्पिटल परिसर में स्थापना दिवस कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया गया। ख्यात प्लास्टिक सर्जन डॉ. निशांत खरे कार्यक्रम के मुख्य अतिथि थे। डॉ. वीरेंद्र सिंह सोलंकी विशेष अतिथि के बतौर मौजूद रहे।

बच्चों और पालकों को जागरूक करने की जरूरत।

डॉ. खरे ने इस मौके पर अपने विचार रखते हुए एएसजी हॉस्पिटल को स्थापना दिवस की शुभकामनाएं दी। उन्होंने कहा कि बच्चे आजकल मोबाइल, कंप्यूटर, लैपटॉप और टीवी पर अधिक समय बिताते हैं जिससे बचपन में ही उनकी आंखें कमजोर होने लगी हैं। ऐसे में बच्चों व उनके परिजनों को आंखों की सुरक्षा को लेकर जागरूक करने की जरूरत है। स्कूलों में भी इस बात की जानकारी बच्चों को दी जानी चाहिए कि इलेक्ट्रॉनिक गजट का इस्तेमाल सीमित रूप से करें।

देश – विदेश में है एएसजी हॉस्पिटल्स की चेन।

इस दौरान पत्रकारों से चर्चा करते हुए एएसजी हॉस्पिटल, इंदौर के मेडिकल डायरेक्टर डॉ. विनीत मुथा ने बताया कि देश – विदेश में 39 शहरों में 46 अस्पतालों के जरिए एएसजी समूह अत्याधुनिक नेत्र चिकित्सा सेवाएं प्रदान कर रहा है। इंदौर में बीते 3 वर्षों में एएसजी हॉस्पिटल ने 40 हजार नेत्र रोगियों का इलाज किया है। मोतियाबिंद के साथ ही रेटिना, ग्लूकोमा, कार्निया ट्रांसप्लांट और आंखों से जुड़ी अन्य बीमारियों का सफलतापूर्वक इलाज यहां किया जाता है। कोरोना काल में ब्लैक फंगस का कारगर उपचार भी एएसजी आई हॉस्पिटल में किया गया।

सामाजिक दायित्वों का किया निर्वहन।

डॉ. मुथा ने बताया कि एएसजी हॉस्पिटल ने अपने सामाजिक दायित्व का निर्वहन भी बखूबी किया है। बीते तीन वर्षों में सैकड़ों बुजुर्गों के मोतियाबिंद के ऑपरेशन नि:शुल्क किए गए हैं। प्रत्येक रविवार को बुजुर्ग व बच्चे और बुधवार को महिलाओं की आंखों की मुफ्त जांच की जाती है। इसी के साथ 400 से अधिक स्कूल बस के चालकों का नि:शुल्क नेत्र परीक्षण भी हॉस्पिटल द्वारा किया गया है।

डॉ. मुथा ने बताया कि उनके यहां सभी सरकारी बीमा योजनाओं के तहत इलाज किया जाता है। आयुष्यमान भारत योजना में आंखों के उपचार के लिए भी उन्होंने आवेदन कर रखा है।


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26/Mar/2022

Eye Cornea Surgery: Causes, Treatments, and Risks

The cornea acts as a lens to refract, or bend light and guides most of the light entering the eye. It is a thin transparent membrane; a clear layer of tissue that smoothly covers the eyeball. Doctors generally recommend eye cornea surgery when the vision is disrupted due to damage or thinning of the cornea to retrieve and restore vision, improve its appearance, and relieve pain. Eye specialists categorize cornea difficulties as sensitivity to light, blurry vision, distressful pain, and redness. Though we somehow neglect minimalistic eye-related problems and regard them as slightly insignificant, these could lead to terrible repercussions.

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Cornea transplantation: Eye cornea treatment

As intimidating as it may sound, cornea transplantation or keratoplasty is merely an intricate term simply referring to eye cornea surgery. Cornea specialists carry out this efficacious procedure with diligence and absolute care. It replaces the affected portion of the cornea with a healthy donor and eventually restores vision, enhancing the appearance and reducing discomfort. If the vision is impaired to a substantial extent, your doctor shall treat the damaged part of the cornea or its underlying cause, with the optimal manner of surgery. Several conditions can lead to such procedures:
  • Keratoconus
  • Vision impairment disorder: Corneal Dystrophy
  • Inability to precisely focus light: Corneal Scarring
  • Swelling of Cornea: Corneal Edema
  • Critical injury or severe wound to the eye

 

Keratoconus: Cornea damage

Keratoconus is one such disease resulting in astigmatism or near-sightedness. Keratoconus alters the normal shape of the cornea and renders it protruding, like a cone. Astigmatism; gradually makes the cornea perceptively curvy, changing its form to a conical shape, differing from the normal ball-alike structure. Near-sightedness as the term indicates is the trouble of discerning things that are farther from a distance, you can only see objects or other figures which are nearer to you. A person experiencing these symptoms must consult an eye specialist immediately:

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  • Streaky lights
  • All things appearing blurry
  • Luminous lights surrounded with halos
  • Double vision
  • Seeing a ghost image with one eye, termed as monocular diplopia
When the damage is extensive the patient may need cornea transplantation.

Corneal Dystrophy: Painful irritation in the cornea

Affecting the front part of the eye, Corneal dystrophy is a genetic disease that usually runs in families. It may make the vision cloudy and blurry. A person diagnosed with symptoms such as painful eyes, glare, sensitivity to light, loss of corneal epithelium causing corneal abrasion or erosion may be suffering from corneal dystrophy. Watery or dry eyes, the sensation of something in the eye, or irritation and frequent feeling of eyelid sticking to the eye may also lead to corneal dystrophy. As a genetic disorder, doctors commonly suggest cornea treatment as a way to go about corneal dystrophy. If the condition is bad enough, the person might have to undergo eye cornea surgery, though the treatment depends on the type of corneal dystrophy.

 

Corneal Scarring: Emergence of scars in cornea

Being a resilient tissue, the cornea can typically heal from minor abrasions. Nonetheless, serious corneal damage may result in corneal scarring. Corneal scars can occur through burns, improper use of contact lenses, lacerations, or deep scratches. Symptoms may include:
  • Swelling of eyelids
  • Redness
  • Burning sensation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Scratchy sensation of something in the eye
  • Pain in eyes
  • Blurry vision
 
In case these symptoms persist, you need to consult an ophthalmologist for the desired eye cornea treatment. The doctor may ask you, initially, of the recent eye injuries and medical history other than the symptoms. Thereafter, the ophthalmologist shall conduct an eye exam in which he will look for abrasions or irritating debris. The optimal treatment will be suggested to you then. Commonly, there are three ways to medicate corneal scarring:
  • Laser therapy
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Artificial cornea; a damaged portion is replaced with a combination of synthetic material    and the donor tissue

 

Corneal Edema

The swelling of the cornea due to the build-up of excess fluid is termed Corneal Edema. Speaking scientifically, the membrane called endothelium pumps out fluid from the cornea, when it becomes inactive, liquid accumulates and the cornea swells. It mostly occurs in women, as compared to men, after the age of 50. A condition called Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy causes this disorder. Things that could trigger this condition are:
  • Improper use of contact lenses
  • Eye surgery
  • Medications
  • Some medical conditions like herpes.

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Eye cornea specialist will guide you to a course of eye cornea treatment if the symptoms may occur as:
  • Pain in the eye when encountering discomfort due to light
  • A scratchy feeling in the eye
  • Ache or tenderness while touching the eyes
  • Seeing halos around the lights
  • In severe cases, aching blisters might emerge
 
The ophthalmologist will look for scars or cloudiness around your eyes or may examine the eye with an ophthalmoscope for diagnosis. Moreover, the treatment might vary on the extent to which this disorder has caused the damage.
A severe injury or wound to the eye may also lead to cornea transplantation. Though, it is more likely to be treated by the degree of damage.

Types of corneal transplantation

The advances in corneal transplantation allow surgeons to replace a part or all of the cornea, depending upon the location of the damage. Today, eye specialists consider a less invasive approach, with lower risks and quicker recovery, therefore, a partial cornea transplant can have advantages. The transplant is performed under local anaesthetic (where the area to be treated is numbed and you’re awake) or general anaesthetic (where you’re sedated and rendered unconscious). The surgery is not a prolonged one, either you may leave the eye cornea hospital the same day or stay overnight.
Largely there are four types of Transplantation:
  • Penetrating keratoplasty is a procedure that involves replacing the entire cornea with a healthy donor cornea. This is the preferred technique when all layers of the cornea are opaque.
  •  Endothelial keratoplasty is to replace the inner layer of the cornea with a healthy inner layer of a donor cornea. This is used to treat patients with endothelial dystrophy such as Fuch’s Dystrophy.
  •  A procedure termed Keratoprosthesis involves replacing the entire cornea when a cornea is so severely damaged that it cannot be repaired with a natural donor cornea or when a previous donor cornea transplant is unsuccessful.
  •  Anterior lamellar keratoplasty is a technique to replace the outer layer of the cornea with a healthy outer layer of a donor cornea. This is used mostly in patients with keratoconus and scarring of the uppermost layers of the cornea.

 

Risks of eye cornea surgery

As with all kinds of surgery, there are few subsequent complications of cornea transplantation. Although, most cornea surgeries are successful and hardly lead to any threats. That being said, considering the complications may be useful to the eye specialists as well to the patient:
  • Cataract
  •  Bleeding in the eye
  • Detachment of the transplanted cornea
  • Inflammation in the eye
  •  Glaucoma
  •  Retinal detachment
  •  Incorrect vision requiring glasses or contact lenses
  •  Infection inside or on the surface of the eye

 

Cornea transplant rejection

Another possible complication is the rejection of the donated cornea. If your immune system recognizes that the tissue is foreign and creates an immune response that rejects the new cornea then this complication can occur between several months to several years following the surgery. Cornea transplant rejection is usually reversible, and if addressed within time, may not harm the functioning of the transplanted cornea.
The overall risk for complications differs based on numerous factors that may take in your age, medical history, other eye problems, and the basic reason for your cornea transplantation. Consult your eye specialists about your risks for cornea transplantation to avoid transplant rejection.

What to expect after the eye cornea surgery?

Even though this surgery is not a drawn-out procedure, you may need to follow the post-surgery instructions as prescribed by your doctor. In the case of experiencing symptoms such as sensitivity to light, redness or pain in the eyes, and depletion in vision, you may need to consult your ophthalmologist.
 
The major cause for corneal transplantation: Keratoconus
Keratoconus is an eye syndrome that is progressive and can’t be reversed. When diagnosed early in the early stages, C3R therapy helps in stabilising it, and in advanced stages, corneal transplantation techniques are helpful.
The treatment options vary on the advances of this syndrome:
  •  Contact lenses (RGP – Rigid Glass Permeable)
  •  Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (C3R/ CXL)
  •  Corneal Implants
  •  Corneal Transplants
More about Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (C3R/ CXL)
This minimally invasive process enhances the corneal strength by inducing crosslinking of collagen fibres. C3R helps in stabilising keratoconus in the early stage and prevents further progression of the disease and the need for corneal transplantation. 
Corneal Transplant is a widely misunderstood procedure due to the possible risks and outcomes. Cornea specialists describe it as relatively safe and the complications are minimal and treatable.

 

Dr.Shilpi GangDr. Shilpi Gang
MBBS (Gold Medalist), MD (AIIMS, NEW DELHI), Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, U.K.
PHACO, CORNEA, FEMTO, GLAUCOMA & REFRACTIVE (Q-LASIK, ICL & BIOPTICS)

 

Dr. Shilpi Gang is the co-founder and CEO of ASG EYE HOSPITALS. ASG Eye Hospital has a network of 44 eye Hospitals across 33 cities of India.


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23/Mar/2022

What is cataract surgery ? How do doctors rectify it ? 

Cataract seems to be a horrifying term but doctors usually recommend it when a person is unable to see clearly. It is categorized as an age-related disorder of the eye. An eye specialist recommends cataract surgery when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and a person’s vision becomes blurry. The eye lens is situated behind the iris & pupil. It functions to help you focus on the objects of varying distances away from the affected person.
The white cloudiness on the lens happens because of the clumping of proteins. It forms a white opaque film on the eye lens and prevents the light from passing through and reaching the retina. it is impossible that this blurry vision can be corrected through medication or eyeglasses. Don’t get frightened as science has done such an advancement that is the easiest surgery that takes around 10-15 minutes to complete and the process is also not painful.
During cataract eye surgery, the team of cataract eye specialist doctors replaces the damaged eye lens with an artificial lens or intraocular lens to successfully restore clear vision. 

Cataract

Why does a cataract develop ?

There are several reasons for the development of cataracts: 
  • Age factor: people who are older than 60 years of age are likely to be at risk.
  • Harmful UV rays: overexposure to the UV rays can also affect the vision and develops into a cataract.
  • Drugs effectuated: prolonged usage of steroids or prescription drugs may lead to cataract.
  • Blood sugar level/ diabetes: People who have diabetes are more likely to develop a cataract.
  • Eye injury: an eye injury can also cause cataracts or complete vision loss.
Don’t delay and go for the cataract surgery treatment if you experience the following signs:
  • Blurry vision.
  • Impaired night vision.
  • Double vision.
  • The colors seem to be faded.
  • Easily affected to glare & bright lights.
  • Halation around lights.
  • Rapid need to change eyeglasses.
Cataract usually develops as a person gets older and they may get worse gradually if you avoid the treatment. A cataract is recommended when it noticeably affects the vision. It causes trouble while doing daily errands like reading, driving, seeing anything in bright light.

Things to remember after cataract surgery :

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After surgery, a person will be happy to see that vision has started to improve than before within a matter of a few days. But if you initially feel that vision is still somewhat blurry or wavy, don’t panic. It is normal, as sometimes the eyes take time to heal and adjust to the new vision. A brownish or yellow-tinted cataract makes the vision fade and the colors muted. The colors will appear to be brighter when the person sees through the new lens after the surgery.

Points to be noted at the recovery stage :

 

  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Follow-up is of utmost importance. After a day or two after the surgery, the doctor calls for follow-up, visits them as per schedule.
  • Doubtful about surgery, if your eyes feel itchy after surgery? Oh, don’t be! It is normal to feel a few mild discomforts.
  • Avoid touching the eye.
  • This will be a topical eye surgery with no injection, No stitches and No pain.
  • No eye patch is required after the surgery.
  • Doctors usually prescribe eye drops and some medications to prevent infection, reduce inflammation & control eye pressure. Take them on time.
  • Scratchiness, sensations, dry eyes, or itchiness will go away. In the majority of cases, the healing process gets completed within one weeks. In case you feel any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately:
  1. Vision loss.
  2. Continuous pain.
  3. Increased redness in the eye.
  4. Light flashes.
  5. Multiple floaters in the line of vision.

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  • Doctors suggest the person wear post-operative sunglasses for some time. It protects your eyes from sunlight & other bright lights till the time the eye recovers. The doctor will also let you know when to stop wearing glasses after a proper eye examination.
  • Do not attempt to drive until and unless you have visited your doctor and he or she confirms that you are safe to drive.
  • Avoid heavy lifting and back-breaking activities.
  • Don’t involve in any kind of activity that might cause stress to the eye during the healing process.
  • Keep your eyes closed while taking shower.
  • Avoid swimming or hot tubs for at least 2 weeks.
  • Stay away from any activity that will expose your eye to dust, grime, or any other infectious contaminants. 
Want to know the cost of surgery? The average cost of cataract surgery in India is usually between Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 1,25,000. However, the prices may vary depending upon the lens opted.

 

Dr.Shilpi GangDr. Shilpi Gang
MBBS (Gold Medalist), MD (AIIMS, NEW DELHI), Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, U.K.
PHACO, CORNEA, FEMTO, GLAUCOMA & REFRACTIVE (Q-LASIK, ICL & BIOPTICS)

 

Dr. Shilpi Gang is the co-founder and CEO of ASG EYE HOSPITALS. ASG Eye Hospital has a network of 44 eye Hospitals across 33 cities of India.

 


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21/Mar/2022

 

Many of us wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly or to correct our vision. But sometimes people fail to take care of our eyes. Like going off to bed with specs on, or mistakenly splashing water on the face while wearing the lens. In both cases, you are at harm. To not have such bad experiences, you can look out for a permanent solution to your visibility problem, i.e. Lasik Eye Surgery

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What is Lasik Eye Surgery?

In simple terms, Lasik surgery is undertaken to correct several eyesight conditions. A normal person can see everything. But people with nearsightedness or farsightedness cannot see the outside world’s images very clearly. It happens because outside world images don’t fall exactly on the retina, which thereby causes a refractive error. The light rays of the outside world do not get focused on the retina causing blurred images.
In a broader outlook, the outer layer of the eye is the cornea, and people’s cornea shape can be changed which leads to vision issues that call for Lasik Eye Surgery Treatment.
This surgery reshapes the cornea depending upon the vision condition that this particular treatment aims to fix. It corrects vision issues like nearsightedness & farsightedness.
The surgery doesn’t require much time. It takes nearly around 15 minutes and people remain awake during the whole procedure of the surgery. It is not painful. Right before going under the procedure, the surgeon will put numbing eye drops in both eyes. But you might experience a little pressure during the surgery.

Know the procedure of the surgery..

  1. Firstly, a mechanical surgical tool named microkeratome or a femtosecond laser is used to make a thin & circular flap in the cornea. The Lasik Specialist then folds back this turned flap to approach the underlying cornea (or stroma).
  2. Secondly, to bring back the cornea (corneal stroma) in shape, an excimer laser is used. This highly modernized laser tool uses a cool UV light beam to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the cornea. The process reshapes the cornea accurately and the light now perfectly reaches the retina thereby enhancing improved and clear vision.
  3. At last, the corneal flap is placed back in place, where it adheres to the corneal stroma without stitches. 

Things to keep in mind after surgery:

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  • After the surgery, the doctor will give you a brief post-op eye exam. Once the doctor/ eye specialist confirms that the surgery was successful, he or she will be discharged & allowed to go home.
  • The person cannot self drive the car or any other vehicle to home after discharge. He or she must be driven by a family member or a friend. He/ She is not allowed to drive until the doctor says after a follow-up visit. During the follow-up meets, the doctor will discuss & confirm that the vision is within the legal standard for driving.
  • The doctor will call after a week of the surgery to have a look at the healing process. At that visit, they will determine whether more follow-up visits are required or not.
  • Refrain from doing any heavy exercise for the week after surgery, as it can disturb the healing process.
  • Avoid wearing eye makeup for a week. When you resume, use new products to avoid any kind of infection. Doctors prescribe eye drops & artificial tears that help to speed up the healing process, fight against bacteria & infection and combat the eye from drying. 

When can a person expect the results of Lasik Eye Surgery?

The person undergoing the eye surgery can immediately see the result. He or she begins to see things from a distance that they were not able to see before. While a person may feel a little irritation & haziness initially, it will be stabilized and day by day it gets improved after surgery. It is common for eyes to feel a little powdery or dusty or sensitive to light. 

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Doctors always ask the patients to keep their eyes closed for a few hours. After at least 6-7 hours, patients feel comparably comfortable with their vision. In some cases, patients may feel comfortable the very next day of surgery. However, this depends on the intensity of the patient’s eyesight before the eye surgery. 

Every surgery has some risks involved. With this surgery, you may struggle with the Dry eyes which can be handled through lubricating eye drops. 

Know some benefits: 

  • Don’t have to wear eyeglasses and contact lenses
  • Can undertake activities like sports comfortably after surgery.
  • Having whole comfort & convenience of not wearing corrective eyewear

 

Dr.Shilpi GangDr. Shilpi Gang
MBBS (Gold Medalist), MD (AIIMS, NEW DELHI), Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, U.K.
PHACO, CORNEA, FEMTO, GLAUCOMA & REFRACTIVE (Q-LASIK, ICL & BIOPTICS)

 

Dr. Shilpi Gang is the co-founder and CEO of ASG EYE HOSPITALS. ASG Eye Hospital has a network of 44 eye Hospitals across 33 cities of India.


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17/Feb/2022

आँखों में दवाई डालने का सही तरीका

अधिकतर लोग समझते हैं कि आँखों में ड्रॉप डालना दवाई खाने जैसा होता है, लेकिन इसका एक तरीका होता है जिससे कि इसकी Active pharmacological Molecule सही मात्रा में आपके Target area तक, जिसको कि आँख का Anterior Chamber कहा जाता है वहां तक पहुँच पाता है।

आज हम आपको बताएंगे कि आई ड्रॉप डालने का सही तरीका क्या है –

अपनी नीचे वाली पलक को तर्जनी से नीचे की ओर खींचें ताकि Lower Lid एक थैली कि तरह बन जाए और उसमें एक बूँद जरूरत के हिसाब से ढालें, उसके बाद बस 3-4 सेकंड तक आँखें बंद रख कर खोल लें। लंबे समय तक आँख को बंद रखने की जरूरत नहीं है। बूँद डालते ही वो आँख कि कॉर्निया पर फैल जाती है और सोख जाती है। 2 अलग अलग आई ड्राप के बीच तीन – चार मिनट का अंतराल रखें, इसमें ज्यादा फर्क रखने की जरूरत नहीं है।

उपर की पलक खींच कर आय ड्रॉप कभी ना डाले थोड़ी प्रैक्टिस के बाद अपनी आई ड्रॉप आप खुद डाल पाएंगे, किसी की मदद की जरूरत नहीं रहेंगी

करने योग्य
1. हमेशा निचली पलक को खींचकर आई ड्रॉप लगाएं
2. आई ड्रॉप डालने से पहले अपने हाथ धोएं
3. आई ड्रॉप के नोजल को कभी न छुएं
4. बूंदों को फ्रिज के निचले डिब्बे में रखें

नहीं करें
1. ऊपरी पलक को खींचकर आई ड्रॉप नहीं डालें
2. आई ड्रॉप को गर्म स्थान पर नहीं रखें
3. आई ड्रॉप्स को फ्रीजर में नहीं रखें
4. नोजल खोलने के एक महीने बाद आई ड्रॉप का इस्तेमाल न करें

Dr. Shilpi Gang

 

Dr. Shilpi Gang

MBBS (GOLD MEDALIST), MD (AIIMS, NEW DELHI),
FELLOW OF ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, GLASGOW, U.K.

PHACO, CORNEA, FEMTO, GLAUCOMA & REFRACTIVE (Q-LASIK, ICL & BIOPTICS)


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12/Nov/2021

Amblyopia which is commonly known as Lazy eye is a condition when vision in one or both eyes is poorly developed. Typically, it just affects one eye. Bilateral amblyopia is also seen in few patients. It usually starts early in childhood.

Adults with this condition usually experience diminished vision that isn’t correctable with glasses or contact lenses. Ordinarily, the visual difficulty is because of how the brain treats input from the amblyopic eye. Rather than accurately recognising the visual inputs, the brain does not process them completely. While the eye may point inwards or outward, the actual misalignment of eye isn’t the source of the visual diminution.

Symptoms of Amblyopia

Manifestations of amblyopia range from abnormal positioning of one or both eyes or the two eyes may not appear to be cooperating giving a cross eyed appearance. An individual with amblyopia might squint or close one eye to accomplish some amount of visual sharpness. Head shifting while looking at anything is likewise another potential sign, alongside constant eye strain, eye weakness or migraines.

Common Causes of Amblyopia

One of the well-known reasons for amblyopia is strabismus, a condition where one eye is deviated, obstructing true alignment between the two eyes. One more possible source of lazy eye is anisometropia, where each eye has various degrees of spectacle power. Injury and mechanical blockage of vision (like a droopy eyelid) may likewise cause amblyopia.

The reason these conditions can lead to amblyopia is the difference in visual capacity of both eyes. If one eye is able to see clearly and the other isn’t, the brain suppresses the image that is coming from the weaker eye and depends on only stronger eye image.

Treatment for Amblyopia

Many individuals believe that amblyopia is just treatable in young age, frequently the people who are 12 years old or younger. However, this isn’t really the situation. While each case is unique, some adults can also get beneficial results from amblyopia therapy.

Usually only eye surgery or drops aren’t sufficient. While this might support the visual development of the amblyopic eye, the methodology isn’t ensured to bring about better binocular vision and depth perception. Without preparing to figure out how to consolidate visuals from the two eyes all the time, the general outcomes will in general be poor.

Fortunately, there are other treatment choices available to us. Optometric vision treatment can help patients by drawing in their eyes during exercises that require binocular vision thus incorporating and improving far, intermediate and near vision.

There isn’t in fact a full proof medical procedure to address amblyopia. In any case, if predisposing treatable condition is involved, like strabismus, timely correction of that condition might be helpful in improving vision.

In the event that someone has amblyopia and are looking for therapy choices, schedule an appointment at your closest ASG Hospital today. Our gifted group works perseveringly to guarantee your eye health and well being, performing careful tests to recognise any issues that might require treatment. We can plan treatment choices to meet your requirements, giving the most ideal result.

For the best management and treatment of Amblyopia, you can contact ASG Eye Hospital.

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12/Nov/2021

What is Contoura Vision?

Contoura Vision TopoGuided LASIK is a new technology designed to enhance the effects of LASIK. It corrects the vision based on the corneal topography (corneal curvature maps) as against the correction of vision in a standard LASIK surgery which is only based on glasses or contact lens prescription.
Contoura Vision TopoGuided LASIK involves the use of a separate diagnostic device called topolyser which provides measurement of 22,000 points on the cornea capturing the imperfections in both the curvature and the optics of the cornea. These topographic measurements are then combined with the patient’s eyeglass prescription and a customized treatment profile is created and programmed into the state of the art laser. The final laser ablation is performed by the WaveLight EX 500 Excimer laser system. Thus this technology works to optimize the corneal surface during LASIK procedure.

What makes Contoura Vision so unique?

The Topolyser has unparalleled diagnostic capabilities to record even the minutest imperfections in the curvature of the cornea. It provides an incredible measurement of 22,000 points as compared to the currently available wave front-guided LASIK that measures around 200 points. The topography measurements are so accurate that it is impossible for any two treatments to be the same. Hence this technology is remarkable as it corrects the refractive errors with higher precision than ever before.

How does it help?

Since Contoura Vision combines refractive prescription with corneal topography maps it provides improved quality of vision to the patients. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) results reveal that the patients who opted for this technology had a significant improvement and were able to see even more clearly without corrective eyewear. As per the clinical trials statistics, almost 99% of patients post-operatively saw as well or better without glasses than they ever did with glasses.

  • Specifically suitable for patients with Astigmatism > 1D
  • Decrease in difficulty during night driving
  • Lesser sensitivity towards light, less glare
  • Better quality of vision

How is it done?

  • Preparation
  • During Treatment
  • Post Treatment

A complete preoperative screening is done by clinical examination and corneal topography (Pentacam) to assess the eligibility and safety of LASIK procedure for the patient.

What are the benefits of this technology?

Contoura Vision technology is a boon for patients suffering from different refractive errors. It has many benefits, but a few risks too.

Benefits

  • Reduced or absent dependence on glasses
  • Decrease in difficulty during night driving
  • Lesser sensitivity towards light, less glare
  • Better quality of vision

Let’s find out by comparing every significant aspect of a laser vision correction procedure.

For the best Contoura Vision Treatment, you can contact ASG Eye Hospital.

150+* Eye Specialists of All Sub Specialties of Ophthalmology out of which 50+* Trained from AIIMS, New Delhi I Presence over 31+* Cities across India I 38+* Super specialty Eye Hospital’s

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30/Sep/2021

Glaucoma is the main source of permanent visual blindness around the world, and the second leading cause for permanent visual blindness in India. Almost three million individuals in India have glaucoma, and the number is expected to increase to 6.3 million in the following 30 years. In spite of the fact that glaucoma is more common in adults ageing 60 and above, it can happen at any stage in life. At present there is no definite cure for glaucoma, vision loss can be slowed down or stopped if the disease is diagnosed timely and treated early.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of disorders that harm the optic nerve of the eye, which conveys visual signs from the retina to the cerebrum, permitting us to see. In glaucoma, the optic nerve is gradually impaired, causing progressive loss of vision and eventually permanent vision loss. Since the damage happens gradually it usually goes unrecognised until it is too late. As it advances, glaucoma can prompt to decreased quality of life, trouble with driving, increased risks of falls and diminished mobility.

Glaucoma is often linked to increased pressure in the eye. Healthy eyes produce a fluid known as aqueous, which courses through and exits the eye. In glaucoma, this cycle is disrupted, bringing about increased pressure in the eye which in turn causes harm to the optic nerve. The two main varieties of glaucoma — open-angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma — are determined by the structure of the drainage pathway in the front of the eye (known as the angle), through which aqueous fluid outflows.

In open-angle glaucoma, the angle seems open, however various elements — including drainage issues —results in poor pressure regulation. In this type of glaucoma optic nerve damage can happen at both high and normal eye pressures (normal tension glaucoma). Both subtypes can lead in vision loss and optic nerve damage.

In angle-closure glaucoma the angle is narrow, and the subsequent underlying issues can cause an abrupt closure of the drainage pathway, leading to high eye pressures. This condition is known as acute angle closure. Although uncommon, acute angle-closure glaucoma is an ophthalmological emergency, and requires immediate treatment with proper medication, laser, or surgery, as it can cause higher amount of optic nerve damage and can cause irreversible vision loss. Angle-closure glaucoma also exists in a chronic form where the increase in eye pressure occurs more slowly, often without symptoms, but still requires evaluation and treatment.

Who is at Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a perplexing disease, and while many associated genes have been identified, many underlying causes are still unclear.

However, a number of important risk factors have been identified, which include

  • Age older than 60
  • A first-degree relative with glaucoma
  • East and Southeast Asian descent (for angle-closure glaucoma)
  • History of eye trauma or multiple eye surgeries
  • Chronic eye conditions, such as diabetic eye disease
  • Highly near-sighted or far-sightedness •Use of steroid medications

What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

The population with glaucoma, especially those with open-angle glaucoma or normal-tension glaucoma, may have no or very minimal symptoms for quite a long time. It is shocking but half of the expected glaucoma cases are undiscovered, hence underlining the requirement for regular eye checkups, starting at age 40. An eye care professional will be able to detect the signs of glaucoma before you can, and timely medication and treatment is critical to forestall the disease from spreading and to prevent permanent vision loss.

Early indications of glaucoma incorporates trouble with low contrast, and some deficiency of fringe vision. In further developed stages, patients foster loss of their visual field, or blind spots, that at last lead to focal vision loss.

Acute angle-closure glaucoma causes symptoms of pain, blurred vision, and nausea, and is a medical emergency.

What Treatment Alternatives are Accessible?

In spite of the fact that there is as of now no permanent remedy for glaucoma, treatment can help slow or stop the speed of vision loss. Depending upon many elements, including your age and the sort and seriousness of your glaucoma, treatment may include medications and/or surgery directed at lowering eye pressure.

Medications include pressure-lowering eye drops that work to increase fluid drainage or decrease fluid production. Laser can also be used to increase drainage (in the angle) or to make an opening in the iris in case of angleclosure glaucoma. Various surgical techniques may be used to create an alternate fluid outflow pathway in the eye, so-called filtering surgery and tube-shunt surgery. Recent surgical innovations called minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, or MIGS, help in fluid drainage using microscopic-sized implants in the eye.

The future of Glaucoma Care

Researches in glaucoma are mostly focused on working on the reasons for the disease development and progression and foster more designated and customised medicines. There are various other subtypes of glaucoma, apart from the types portrayed here, that many believe will benefit from various medicines. Later on, hereditary testing might assume a part in assessing individual susceptibility for inheriting glaucoma over the long haul. Additionally, newer treatments to stop loss of nerve cells (of the retina and optic nerve), called neuroprotection, show guarantee. Analysts are now concentrating on new medications, drug conveyance frameworks, and advancements to make medical procedures more protected and compelling.

Early Discovery is Vital

In case you are stressed over glaucoma, and particularly if you have a family history of it then the best approach is to visit your eye specialist regularly. Every adult should have a standard eye examination at age 40, regardless of whether your vision is normal. Vision loss from glaucoma can be minimised with treatment, so early diagnosis and treatment of this disease is vital.

For the best Glaucoma Treatment, you can contact ASG Eye Hospital.

150+* Eye Specialists of All Sub Specialties of Ophthalmology out of which 50+* Trained from AIIMS, New Delhi I Presence over 31+* Cities across India I 38+* Super specialty Eye Hospital’s

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30/Sep/2021

It is estimated that more than 30 million individuals in the India live with diabetes, and roughly 7.7 million of them have diabetic retinopathy, making it the most widely recognised reason for vision impairment in adults. The predominance of diabetic retinopathy has expanded essentially in the course of recent years, because of the ascent in the quantity of individuals determined to have diabetes.

How does Diabetes Influence the Retina?

The retina is the light-detecting part situated in rear of the eye. It consists of nerve cells (neurons), specific cells called photo receptors that are associated with directly detecting light and blood vessels. The ability of retina to detect the light requires energy, which is subject to the oxygen provided by blood flowing through the vessels.

In diabetes, increased glucose levels harm the vessels of the retina. These harmed vessels release fluid, leak blood and don’t provide sufficient oxygen to the retina, prompting retinal ischemia. Subsequently, retinal cells start to die and the retina doesn’t work as expected.

Moreover, diabetes additionally harms the neuron of the retina directly. Together, these impacts cause diabetic retinopathy.

Vision impairment related with diabetic retinopathy may at first influence focal vision because of a condition called diabetic macular edema. This fluid collection on the macula, a part of the retina responsible for sharp, focal vision, can prompt foggy vision and contortion of pictures.

Progressed diabetic retinopathy is described by the arrangement of sporadic vessels that can bleed inside the eye, causing a sudden loss of vision. This results in an abrupt, drape like vision impairment as blood collects within the eye. Further deterioration of advance diabetic retinopathy can prompt retinal detachment, which requires critical careful mediation and can bring about long-lasting, irreversible vision impairment if not expeditiously treated.

How Can You Forestall Diabetic Retinopathy?

The Indian Diabetes Association suggests that people with diabetes should keep their HbA1c level (a proportion of normal glucose levels over the past few months) beneath 7% to forestall the danger of complexities. As blood glucose straight forwardly harms retinal vessels, there is a solid epidemiological proof that glucose control means diminished occurrence and seriousness of diabetic retinopathy.

To lessen the cardiovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes, which incorporate retinopathy, nephropathy (kidney disease), and neuropathy (nerve damage), it is suggested that individuals should maintain a normal blood pressure. Pulse decrease can defer the beginning of diabetic retinopathy, yet it is unclear if controlling blood pressure can modify the direction of set up of diabetic retinopathy. Also, keeping the cholesterol-controlled helps in overall diabetes management, yet it isn’t evident whether doing so diminishes the danger of diabetic retinopathy.

How Can I Figure Out If I Have Diabetic Retinopathy?

An ophthalmologist can analyse and start to treat diabetic retinopathy before sight is affected. It is recommended that individuals with type 1 diabetes should see an ophthalmologist one time per year, starting five years after the diagnosis of diabetes. Individuals with type 2 diabetes should see an ophthalmologist for a retinal assessment before as early as possible after the diagnosis of diabetes, and afterward plan yearly tests. You might have to see an ophthalmologist all the more as often as possible in case you are pregnant or have further developed diabetic retinopathy.

What can I Do to Prevent or Slow Down Vision Loss if I have Diabetic Retinopathy?

As referenced above, harm to the vessels deprives the retina of oxygen. Deficiency of oxygen leads to creation of a signal protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Right now, there are medications that can bind VEGF and accordingly work on preventing the harmful effects of VEGF causing diabetic retinopathy. These “anti-VEGF” specialists are infused straightforwardly into the eye and can improve diabetic macular edema, and can even decrease the seriousness of diabetic retinopathy. In certain individuals, steroids infused straightforwardly into the eye may likewise improve diabetic macular edema. In some high-level instances of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (the most progressive type of diabetic retinopathy), patients might require retinal laser treatment or retinal medical procedure to stop or slow bleeding and spillage, to recoil harmed vessels and to eliminate blood and scar tissue helping in vision restoration.

Regular eye check ups and strict blood sugar level control are monumental in preventing the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy.

For the best Diabetic Retinopathy Hospital in India, you can contact ASG Eye Hospital.

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