Eye Surgery in Dhwani Hospital
India is a country where one will get all the kind of comfort and treatment one needs for the eye. Eyes are believed to be the mirror of human beings, where one can see heart’s reflection. It’s said that apart from your lips, your eye also speaks. It’s actually a ball like thing in your body but the number of surgeries it can have definitely shows that it’s a hugely complicated organ- infact the most complicated camera of the world.
Eye surgery better known as ophthalmic surgery or ocular surgery, is a surgery performed on the eye or its adnexa, typically by an ophthalmologist. Most of the eye surgeries can be performed by an experienced general ophthalmologist. However, more complex procedures are usually done by a fellowship trained ophthalmologist.
The Ophthalmology Department at Dhwani Hospital: one of the leading centre:
In the department of Ophthalmology in Dhwani Hospital, they offer advanced expert surgical and non-surgical management of eye ailments using the most superior technology available.
Dhwani Hospital,’s Ophthalmology Department treats deformities, injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements.
Cataract – Removal of the clouded lens (the cataract) entirely by surgery followed by replacement of the lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) of plastic, silicone, acrylic or other material is what is Cataract Surgery is all about.. The operation typically takes about an hour, is done under local anesthetic only, and does not require hospitalization. Most cataract surgery today is performed using a technique called phacoemulsification.
Other Eye Surgeries In Dhwani Hospital:
Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve that results in vision loss and is frequently characterized by raised intraocular pressure (IOP).
Different types of Glaucoma Surgery:
- Laser trabeculoplasty is a modification of the trabecular meshwork. Laser trabeculoplasty (LTP) is the application of a laser beam to burn areas of the trabecular meshwork, located near the base of the iris, to increase fluid outflow. LTP is used in the treatment of various open-angle glaucomas.
- Iridotomy involves making puncture-like openings through the iris without the removal of iris tissue. Performed either with standard surgical instruments or a laser, it is typically used to decrease intraocular pressure in patients with angle-closure glaucoma
- Iridectomy or a corectomy or surgical iridectomy, involves the removal of a portion of iris tissue. A basal iridectomy is the removal of iris tissue from the far periphery, near the iris root; a peripheral iridectomy is the removal of iris tissue at the periphery; and a sector iridectomy is the removal of a wedge-shaped section of iris that extends from the pupil margin to the iris root, leaving a keyhole-shaped pupil.
- Goniotomy and trabeculotomy are similar simple and directed techniques of microsurgical dissection with mechanical disruption of the trabecular meshwork
- Tube-shunt surgery or drainage implant surgery involves the placement of a tube or glaucoma valves to facilitate aqueous outflow from the anterior chamber.
- A ciliarotomy is a surgical division of the ciliary zone in the treatment of glaucoma
What is Cataract ?
In the normal eye the lens inside is clear and transparent, but when cataract develops it becomes cloudy and opaque. So the light is not focused on the retina through lens which leads to blurring of vision.
What are the Symptoms of Cataract ?
As mentioned, it is related. Blurred vision worsens with time. Some complains about dimness in eye and brightness in the other eye. Printed images may seem distorted. Glaring effect may be experienced. However, Cataract never causes pain, itching or redness.
What exactly done in Cataract Surgery ?
Under an operating microscope and with Phaco-emulsification machine a small cut is made in the eye and cloudy lens is removed and plastic Intra-ocular Lens is placed in place of natural lens.
What are the surgical techniques ?
In recent time, two techniques are widely performed like;
ECCE ( Extra Capsular Cataract Extraction) : It is safe and perform under the operating microscope where the posterior (back membrane) of Cataract is kept inside purposefully to support the IOL (Intra Ocular Lens). The big incision of around 8-10 mm is sutured with very thin thread.
PE (Phaco Emulsification) : It is the latest technique which is performed by computerized machine. Since incision is very small of 2.85 mm, no sutures are required and rehabilitation of the patient is quick and fast.
For quick reference of old cases and other details, computerized records are maintained.