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Cataract

Phacoemulsification is the technique, which is being used for more than a decade. The cataract procedure and its techniques have evolved dramatically improving vision in up to 99% of cases and saving millions from cataract-induced blindness.

A small incision less than 3mm is made, special microsurgical instruments are used to break up and suck the lens fragments from the eye (phacoemulsification). The back portion of the lens capsule is left in place and polished for clarity.

A small foldable intraocular lens is inserted through the wound and unfolded in place of the natural lens. The incision is self-sealing so that no stitches are needed. The no stitch incision is used because it can seal itself after Cataract Treatment without stitches, which allows the eye to heal more naturally and with greater symmetry.

The phacoemulsification technique is carried out as an outpatient procedure in stress free environment. The patients are informed about the details of the procedure. This helps in making the patient more comfortable. The patient is encouraged to bring the friends & relatives so that the apprehensions get allayed.

The state-of-the-art surgical methods allow people to return home shortly after the procedure to continue with their regular routines. The total stay in the Institute is for 2-3 hours.

Cataract Unit

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness. The latest estimation of WHO shows that almost 20 million people currently suffer from blindness caused by Age related Cataract.

Dr K.P's Eye Care Centre offers the patients a broad spectrum of products for Cataract evaluation including diagnostic instruments, device for measuring the parameters required for IOL computation & lasers for after Cataract therapy.

Glaucoma Unit

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness. There are two basic forms of glaucoma: primary and secondary.

While the pathological increase in intraocular pressure is decisive in secondary glaucoma, additional factors unrelated to intraocular pressure are also of importance in the primary form of the disease. Since the person affected does not usually notice the progressive damage caused by glaucoma, its early detection poses a major challenge to research into its pathology, its diagnosis and its therapy.

The Centre has risen to this challenge by offering the patients a product spectrum focused on the needs of Glaucoma detection & Management.

Glaucoma (kala motia) is the most common cause of irreversible blindness, asymptomatic until advanced stages.

It is a chronic progressive optic neuropathy characterized by raised intra ocular pressure (IOP), optic nerve head (ONH) changes & visual field defects. But many patients have an IOP within normal range and a substantial proportion with normal IOP develop glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Besides raised IOP, other strongly associated factors include greater cup to disc ratio in ONH, thinner central cornea, shallow anterior chamber (A.C), increasing age, family history of glaucoma and diabetes.

Issues in the management of Glaucoma are diagnosing the case at the earliest, even before any substantial structural damage has occurred. As IOP is the only recognizable and controllable cause hence assessing target IOP and controlling it to prevent any subsequent structural/ functional damage is the main stay of therapy. Newer imaging techniques help us provide information that is reproducible and free of inter-observer variability.

At our centre a comprehensive eye check up helps us catch the disease in unsuspecting cases even before the person is aware of symptoms like frequent change of glasses, poor dark adaptation, headache mistaken to be migraine etc.

Facilities

Applanation Tononometer
Applanation tonometry measures intraocular pressure either by the force required to flatten a constant area of the cornea or by the area flattened by a constant force.

Auto Non Contact Tonometer
Auto Non Contact Tonometer The Kealer, a non-contact tonometer optically detects the momentary state of the cornea (applanated by air pressure) and measures intraocular pressure without touching the cornea.


 

Gonioscopy

Gonioscopy is an eye examination to look at the front part
of your eye (anterior chamber) between the cornea and the iris.

 

Optical Coherence Tomography

Images and measures RNFL and the optic nerve head to aid in the detection and management of glaucoma.

Compares retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macula thickness to an age-matched normative database.

Stratus OCT cross-sectional images are valuable for clinical evaluation of macular holes, macular edema and other retinal pathologies.

Stratus OCT –Comprehensive glaucoma and retinal imaging and analysis.

Provides in vivo, cross-sectional images and quantitative analysis of retinal features to optimize the diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease and for enhanced pre- and post therapy assessment.

Provides retinal imaging and analysis to facilitate a more complete assessment of pre and postop cataract patients for better patient management.

Vitreoretinal Services

Vitreo Retinal Unit`

The Centre runs a full-fledged Vitreo-retinal department. This department is catering to the needs of retinal patients. This department is equipped with:

Vector B-Scan: 3 dimensional ultrasound imaging and analysis.

Frequency doubled ND -YAG Laser (Green Laser)

It is used for treatment of disease like Diabetics Retinopathy, Vascular Occlusions and peripheral retinal degenerations. It is fully equipped with three delivery systems:

  • Slit Lamp delivery system
  • Laser indirect Ophthalmoscope
  • Endolaser delivery System

Fundus Fluoroscien Angiography

Digital Fundus Camera for Fundus Fluoroscien Angiography (FFA) and Fundus Photography. This is connected to image net software for easy Archiving and retrieval of Photographs and instant reporting.


Stratus OCT

Provides in vivo, cross-sectional images and quantitative analysis of retinal features to optimize the diagnosis and monitoring of retinal disease and for enhanced pre- and post therapy assessment.

Provides retinal imaging and analysis to facilitate a more complete assessment of pre- and postop cataract patients for better patient management Images and measures RNFL and the optic nerve headto aid in the detection and management of glaucoma.Compares retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macula thickness to an age-matched normative database. Stratus OCT cross-sectional images are valuable for clinical evaluation of macular holes, macular edema and other retinal pathologies.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Pediatric Ophthalmology Unit at Dr K.P's Eye Care Centre deals with eye problems in children. Adult patients suffering from squint and double vision are also examined and treated effectively.Our state-of-the-art, child-friendly environment helps us successfully treat thousands of children each year while remaining at the forefront of scientific advances in the continued care of pediatric eye-related health conditions

Pediatric ophthalmology is a sub-speciality of ophthalmology concerned with eye diseases and vision care in children.

 

Eye problems in children

Children experience a variety of eye problems, many quite distinct from adult eye diseases. Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes that affects 2-4% of the population; it is often associated with amblyopia. The inward turning gaze commonly referred to as "crossed-eyes" is an example of strabismus. The term strabismus applies to other types of misalignments, including an upward, downward, or outward turning eye.

Amblyopia (aka lazy eye) occurs when the vision of one eye is significantly better than the other eye, and the brain begins to rely on the better eye and ignore the weaker one. Amblyopia affects 4% of the population and is clinically diagnosed when the refractive error of one eye is more than 1.5 diopters different than the other eye. The management of amblyopia involves correcting of significant refractive errors and using techniques that encourage the brain to pay attention to the weaker eye such as patching the stronger eye.

  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Abnormal vision development

Genetic disorders often cause eye problems for affected children. Since approximately 30% of genetic syndromes affect the eyes, examination by a pediatric ophthlamologist can help with the diagnosis of genetic conditions. Many pediatric ophthalmologists participate with multi-displinary medical teams that treat children with genetic syndromes.

Congenital malformations affecting vision or the tear drainage duct system can be evaluated and possibly surgically corrected by a pediatric opthalmologist.
  • Orbital tumors
  • Accommodative insufficiency
  • Convergence insufficiency and asthenopia
  • Evaluation of visual issues in education

Contact lens and Refraction Service

Contact Lens care

Which way is the Right way? How can I tell if my contact lens is inside out?
Make sure it looks like half a ball, not a soup bowl with a rim.

Some contact lenses also have a brand name marked, on the edge to help you.
If you can read it properly, the lens is not inside out.

 

Proper Contact Lens Care?

1. Remove contact lenses before eye contact with water
Contact lenses should remove prior to swimming, showering or bathing.

2. Wash hands before handling lenses
Hands should be washed thoroughly with soap
Hands should be dried well before touching contact lenses.

3. Clean contact lenses
Contact lenses should be properly cleaned according to the instructions.

4. Disinfect contact lenses
Proper disinfectant should be used to disinfect lenses; plain saline or rewetting drops are not disinfectants because they don't kill bacteria.

5. Use fresh products
Each time you place your lenses in the case, or rinse them with solution, use fresh cleaning or disinfecting products.

6. Discard used solution
Throw out solution. Never reuse it or top it off with fresh solution.

7. Store contacts in lens cases
Contact lenses should always be stored in a clean and disinfected case.

8. Keep lens cases clean and dry
Storage cases should be irrigated with sterile contact lens solution (not tap water), and left open to dry after each use to reduce the risk of water-loving bacteria taking up residence. They should be replaced every three months, at least.

9. Replace contacts regularly
Contact lenses should be replaced when their scheduled wear time is up.

10. Replace contact lens storage case regularly
Contact lens cases can encourage bacteria growth if not cared for properly. Lens cases should be kept clean and replaced every 3 to 6 months. Inexpensive cases, or the ones included with contact lens care kits, are safe and sufficient.

11. Warning signals for contact lenses
If you have any pain, burning, redness, tearing or sensitivity to light while wearing any type of contact lenses, see your eye care professional immediately.