Cataract Service

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What is Cataract?

Cataract is a progressive clouding of the natural crystalline lens. It is generally age related, but it can occur in any age group including new born babies.

Cataract is the most common cause of treatable blindness all over the world.

What causes cataract?

The lens behaves like a camera lens, which helps in adjusting the focus to form an image on the retina. This adjustment helps us to see far as well as near objects clearly.

Lens is made up of proteins, which are orderly arranged to form sharp focused image. With age these proteins get clumped up and lens become opaque, thereby causing blurred vision

What are risk factors?

Apart from ageing, other risk factors are:

  • Exposure to ultraviolet rays/sunlight
  • Diabetes, Hypertension
  • Trauma
  • Medication like steroid
  • Lifestyle: Smoking, alcohol

What are symptoms?

  • Blurred vision /frosted/ “fogged” with steam
  • Glare / difficulty in driving at night/ increased sensitivity to headlights
  • Colored haloes
  • Double images
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‘Second sight’ in which patient will feel improvement in near vision with progressive deterioration of distant vision.

When to treat?

The best time for treatment is when cataract starts interfering with your day to day activities. Occasionally cataract may cause secondary problems where early surgery is mandatory. Your Surgeon will decide the actual timing for treatment.

What are the treatment options?

The only treatment for cataract is surgery that is removal of the opaque lens and implantation of artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

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Treatment options include

  • Small incision cataract surgery (SICS). The healing and recovery takes longer in this method.
  • Phacoemulsification with Foldable(or injectable) Monofocal / Multifocal IOL/ Toric IOL:The healing and recovery is much faster in MICS Phaco Surgery.

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World’s best CARL ZEISS LUMERA-T surgical microscope-

Zeiss Lumera –T has excellent optics and illumination for cataract and retina surgery. It causes less stress for patients’s eye in terms of reduced light exposure.

We are thriving to give the best surgical quality with one of the best surgical microscope in eye surgery. The surgeon sees the surgical field better if the microscope is the best one. This surgical microscope was one of the first installations in Andhra Pradesh.

CENTURION Vision system:

ACTIVE FLUIDICS, BALANCED ENERGY, SMOOTH, RESPONSIVE AND EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE The world’s best cataract surgical system “ The centurion Vision System” with which the surgery became more safer..

CENTURION vision system has an intelligent Phaco technology with active fluidics, balanced energy and applied integration.

It automatically and continuously adapts to changing condition of the eye during each step of cataract surgery.

It also allows the surgeon to proactively set and maintain target IOP within the eye during the surgery and optimizes anterior chamber stability. This allows the surgeon to maintain the low pressures in Glaucoma Patients through out the surgery and thus decreasing further damage during the procedure.

It has increased efficiency and control through INTREPID balanced tip probe.

VERION image guided Cataract surgery:

We are the first one in the state to have Verion image guided system- a pathway to achieve refractive target

It captures high resolution reference image of patient’s eye ( FINGERPRINT OF THE EYE) and allows surgeon to plan and customize each step of the surgery.

It integrate optimized surgical plan into operating microscope and with its image guidance improve the accuracy in incision placement and lens centering and alignment, eliminating need for manual toric eye markings and eliminates human errors.

Imaging: Gives reference image (fingerprint of the eye) to reduce potential for refractive errors and human errors

Measure dynamic keratometry, limbus position and diameter, white to white horizontal diameter, pupillometry, corneal reflex position, eccentricity of visual axis.

Planning: To select the IOL power with suitable IOL formula.

To pre planned the location of incision and Toric lens positioning for astigmatism management.

Guide:Streamlined data entry

Real time tracking overlay through the microscope for recognition of correct eye, accuracy and consistency in each step like incision site, capsulorhexis guide, centration for multifocal IOL positioning, Toric IOL alignment.

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LASIK & Bladeless LASIK Service

The new era has come to say GOOD BYE to glasses and contact lens.

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Our eye hospital is equipped with German made world’s best most advanced & fastest “True Blade Free LASIK Vision Correction Surgical Systems” (Alcon Wave Light FS200 & EX500).

How does our eye work?

In normal eyes, light rays from an object are bent by cornea and further enter through various optical media to form a crisp and clear image on the retina. When cornea has varied shape and irregularities (like in myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism), light rays does not bend to form a point focus on the retina resulting in a blurred image.

What is LASIK?

LASIK (Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery to reshape the cornea so that clear image will be formed on the retina. It can cure common vision disorders such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.

We can correct -1D to -15D, +1 to +6D Spherical and up to 6D cylindrical powers.

It is an outpatient procedure which usually takes 5-7 mins ( Actual Laser procedure is less than 20sec per eye) per eye and can be performed for both eyes on the same day.

What is mechanism of LASIK?

A thin flap is created over the cornea, the flap is lifted, then Excimer Laser is applied over the cornea. The thin flap is placed back. In conventional LASIK Surgery, a Microkeratome (Specialized Blade) is used to create the corneal flap. In Blade less LASIK Surgery, a FEMTOSECOND laser is used to create the thin corneal flap.

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What are types of Laser Refractive Surgery?

  • PRK
  • Custom LASIK
  • Epi- LASIK
  • Femtosecond Laser assisted LASIK (100% blade-less LASIK)

How can we (Sri Shankara Nethralaya) help you in getting perfect vision for your eyes?

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We have one of the most advanced laser system available in the world, the Wavelight EX500 Laser and FS200 Femtosecond laser which gives:

  • Smooth treatment
  • High level of comfort
  • Excellent accuracy
  • Proven safety

How is FS200 laser machine better than others?

By “mapping” the unique shape of your eye, the Wavelight EX500 Laser allows surgeon to perform an indivual Laser Vision correction treatment just for you.

With FS200 laser machine we can create faster (Hardly 6 seconds) and smooth corneal flaps (black portion of the eye) even with thin corneas and

With EX500 Laser machine we can give fastest errorless correction of refractive errors in the eyes. The outcomes are more predictable without complications encountered with primitive lasers.

The result is:

Vision that’s as clear and crisp as possible.

Is LASIK right for you?

Any surgery is a big step -so don’t forget to seek advice from your surgeon before you make any decisions. It’s very important to first speak with your surgeon to make sure you’re a good candidate. During your initial consultation, your surgeon may:

  • Conduct an eye exam
  • Verify if LASIK can improve your vision
  • Check if your prescription has been stable for at least the past year
  • Test for eye conditions that can affect your surgical options
  • Make sure you’re comfortable with and knowledgeable about LASIK
  • Help you understand what to expect from the procedure

Who is eligible for LASIK?

  • Patient should be at least 18 years of age
  • Glass power should be stable for at least a year.
  • LASIK surgery is done till about -15DS of myopia (near sightedness) and +6DS of hyperopia (Far sightedness).
  • Patients need to discontinue contact lens before corneal thickness and curvature evaluation
  • Soft lenses need to be discontinued for about a week and semisoft lenses for 3 weeks.
  • Pregnant ladies and nursing mother are not eligible.

What are LASIK screening tests?

  • Slit lamp bio-microscopic examination
  • Refraction
  • Pachymetry/ Topography
  • Tonometry
  • Dilated Retina Examination

What are the Do’s and Don’t’s?


  • DO have a head bath on the day of the procedure.
  • DO have a family member or friend to drive.
  • DO use eye drops as directed
  • DO eat and drink whatever you want.
  • DO wear safety glasses during sports or high risk activities.
  • DO feel free to return to work and perform regular activities as directed.

DON’T’s (On the day of the procedure)

  • Don’t wear cosmetics
  • Don’t use perfumes.
  • Don’t drive on the day of surgery.
  • Don’t bring mobile phones into the operating area.

DON’T’S (Only for the first 2 weeks)

  • Don’t worry if you experience discomfort.
  • Don’t rub your eyes.
  • Don’t get soap or water directly in your eyes.
  • Don’t wear eye make-up.

So.. why to wait .. Your eyes deserve the best possible treatment

If you want the best possible Laser vision correction, then Blade-free LASIK is an excellent choice. Take advantage today and see the beautiful world without hindrance by glasses.

Squint Service

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What is Squint?

Squint/Strabismus is a condition that interferes with binocular vision because it prevents a person from directing both eyes simultaneously towards the same fixation point; the eyes do not properly align with each other. Heterotropia is a medical synonym for the condition. Common terms for strabismus include cross-eye, wall-eye, a squint and a cast of the eye.

How does it happen?

When the eyes don’t work together as in strabismus, brain has trouble in recognizing what is being seen. The problem can be either in

1. Alignment (Squint):when one or both eye looks in different direction either intermittently or constantly. It can be due to muscular imbalance.

Types of Strabismus

  • Pseudo strabismus/ False squint:It can be due to wide nasal bridge or an extra fold of skin near the inner part of the eye, which gives a false impression of crossed eye but it does not affect vision.
  • Esotropia:eye turns inward. It is also known as Crossed eye.
  • Exotropia:when eyes turn outward. It is also known as Wall eyed.

2.Focusing:blurring on seeing distant object (nearsightedness) or near object (far sightedness) or both (astigmatism)

These are not only a cosmetic problem but also can lead to slow deterioration in vision .In children, squint hamper normal visual development and leads to amblyopia (Lazy eye).

Is the squint dangerous?

Occasionally squint can be the secondary result of unknown underlying serous ocular problems like undetected or uncorrected refractive error, other ocular pathology, vision obstructing conditions like cataract, ptosis and also may be ocular carcinoma’s ( Eg . Retinoblastoma) etc.

What is Amblyopia?

It is also called as Lazy eye, where our brain ignores one eye and only other eye is used for image formation. The eye which is being ignored lacks normal vision. The task of making the brain use both eyes and make them work together become difficult as child grows.

What is the solution to this Problem?

Earlier detection and treatment can increase the chances of good visual outcome. To get periodic eye check up done as scheduled and treatment as advised.

Treatment options for strabismus include:

  • Spectacles Spectacles- to correct
  • Patching therapy for amblyopia
  • Eye exercises or Orthoptics
  • Surgery to adjust the muscle of the eye and making them work together

What are the tests required?

  • Vision
  • Refraction
  • Testing for Ocular motility and alignment of eyes (Orthoptic Evaluation)
  • Test for Binocular vision and stereopsis

What is role of treatment?

  • To treat the cause of misalignment of eyes
  • To align the eyes
  • To improve the vision
  • And to make the eyes work together

What are the complications of surgery?

  • Bleeding in or around eye
  • Overcorrection / under correction - for which a further minor surgery may be required to adjust this
  • Infection of the eye
  • Diplopia ( Double Vision) ( Most of the times transient)

How can we (Sri Shankara Nethralaya) help you?

Have Crossed eyes? Worry not, Get suture less squint surgery by our most experienced squint surgeon and enjoy the best cosmetic and visual outcome.

What are the services available at our center?

Our hospital is equipped with well trained doctor with expertise in squint services including:

  • Orthoptic Examination
  • Stereoscopic Examination
  • Pleoptics and Surgical Management of Squint
  • Diplopia (Double Vision) Management
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Management
  • Paralytic and Traumatic Squint Correction
  • Nystagmus Surgery
  • Face Turn Correction ( Due to Eye Muscle Problems)
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Pediatric Ophthlmology Service

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Pediatric ophthalmologists focus on the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt visual development in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists also have expertise in managing the various ocular diseases that affect children. Pediatric ophthalmologists are qualified to perform complex eye surgery as well as to manage children's eye problems using glasses and medications.

Pediatric Ophthalmology Services

  • Child Eye Care with Specialized Instruments
  • Cycloplegic Refraction
  • Glass Prescription for kids
  • ROP Screening and Laser Therapy
  • Congenital and Developmental Cataract Surgeries
  • Probing for CNLDO
  • Squint correction for children

Glaucoma Service

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Glaucoma is a condition that causes irreversible damage to patient eye's optic nerve and gets worse over the time. It's often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. It is one of the major causes of blindness in our country.

What causes Glaucoma?

Our eyes contain fluid called as ‘Aqueous humour’, which circulate within various parts of the eye and is controlled with defined pressure in the eyes which is known as IOP (Intraocular pressure). If the fluid is produced more or there is any obstruction to its drainage, the IOP increase and causes damage to the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause permanent loss of vision.

Glaucoma can also occur when the IOP is within normal limits (Normal tension Glaucoma)

What are the risk factors for glaucoma?

  • Increased intraocular pressure
  • Family history of glaucoma
  • Age 40 and older
  • Abnormal optic nerve anatomy
  • High myopia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Eye surgery or injury

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What are the symptoms of glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the ‘silent thief’ of vision as in the early stages there may be no symptoms. It damages the outer or the peripheral vision first which may go unnoticed. In later stages it affects the central vision but till then it is too late to restore the lost vision.

What is the treatment?

Early detection is the key to preserve vision. Once detected it can be controlled with medication, laser or surgery to prevent further visual loss.

Treatment of glaucoma is life long. Taking your prescribed medication regularly prevents the patient from becoming blind.

DO’s and Don’t’s

  • Don’t forget to take the medication everyday as prescribed.
  • Close your eye gently without blinking after putting the eye drops and press on the inside corner of your eye with your index finger for at least 2 minutes. This will reduce the systemic side effects of your medication.
  • Have a periodic eye check done including intraocular pressure and visual field testing - to assess the progression of the disease.
  • Don’t do vigorous exercise which increases the pressures
  • Do not drink lot of water at a time. Give small gaps of 20 min.

How can we (Sri Shankara Nethralaya) help you?

We have modern diagnostic and therapeutic facilities like

  • Aplanation Tonometry
  • Pachymetry, Oculyser
  • Gonioscopy
  • Visual Field Analyzer
  • Nerve Fiber Layer Analyzer
  • Medical Management of Glaucoma
  • Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Laser Treatment of Angle Closure Glaucoma

Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.

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Cornea Service

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Cornea is clear, transparent front part of the eye, which form the major refracting media. It contributes to most of the eye’s focusing power and plays a key role in vision.

Any damage to cornea either through infection, disease, injury (foreign body, mechanical trauma, surgery, chemical injury), degeneration and dystrophy may result in formation of scar .A scar can interfere with vision by blocking or distorting light as it enters the eye.

How can we (Sri Shankara Nethralaya) help you?

Our hospital is well equipped with instrumentation and technology for diagnosing and managing various corneal and ocular surface disorders like

  • Corneal infections, ulceration
  • Corneal injury- foreign body, corneal tear
  • Corneal degenerations like Keratoconus
  • Immunological disorder of cornea
  • Allergic eye diseases
  • Ocular surface disorders like Dry eye, blepharitis, chemical injury etc

We have advanced technology in the above field including

  • Pachymetry
  • Oculyser II
  • Topography ( Including posterior elevations)
  • Keratoconus Screening
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • C3R- for keratoconus treatment

What is Keratitis and corneal ulcer?

Inflammation of cornea (keratitis) in response to any harmful stimuli such as infection / allergy / injury / ulcer.

Any injury or infection of the cornea can lead to damage resulting in loss of corneal tissue. The break in the continuity of cornea is known as corneal ulcer.

Corneal ulcer and keratitis may occur together in many cases.

Any case of corneal ulcer or keratitis needs URGENT treatment. If left untreated or if treatment is delayed, it can lead to permanent damage to cornea and loss of vision.

What are the symptoms of keratitis?

  • Pain
  • Reduced Vision
  • Inability to open eyes in bright light
  • Redness
  • Watering
  • Swelling of the eyelid
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What is the treatment?

Corneal diseases require multi-modality of treatment including medications or surgery that help in relieving the symptoms and treating the disease. These diseases take a very long duration of treatment and frequent follow-ups. The major factor for early healing and recovery is patient’s compliance to use medications religiously as per the instructions.

What is Keratoconus?

As light enters the eye, it is refracted, or bent, by the outside shape of the cornea. The curvature of cornea helps to determine how well our eye can focus on object on to the retina.

In Keratoconus, this curvature takes the shape of a cone slowly with progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea leading to visual distortion.

It can occur in one or both eyes and often occur in person’s teen or early 20s.

What are the symptoms of Keratoconus?

  • Glare
  • Haloes/ starburst/ghosting of images
  • Multiple images
  • Blurred vision
  • Eyestrain, irritation, itching and excessive eye rubbing
  • Headache

How can it be diagnosed ?

  • It is important to diagnose Keratoconus early to prevent it from progressing
  • It can be diagnosed on
  • Retinoscopy
  • Slit lamp bio microscopy
  • Keratometry
  • Topography- Oculyzer ( can be detected even early Keratoconus Changes) /Orbscan /PentaCam

What are the treatment options available?

  • Spectacles (For milder stage with stable conditions)
  • Contact lenses (For milder stage with stable conditions)
  • INTACS Implants (For Progressive conditions)
  • C3R (For Progressive conditions)
  • Corneal transplant/ Keratoplasty ( for Very Advanced Stages)

What is C3R?

C3R is collagen cross linking is a non invasive strengthening procedure in which medicine drops are applied on the cornea and then activated with Ultraviolet light. This helps in reducing the bulging of the cornea.

Oculoplastic Service

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Oculoplastics, or oculoplastic surgery, includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures.

Oculoplastic Services

  • Probing for CNLDO
  • Entropion Correction
  • Ectropion Correction
  • Analysis of Nasolacrimal Duct Obstrution in adults and children
  • DCR Surgery
  • DCT Surgery
  • Lid Repair

Contact Lens Service

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A contact lens, or simply contact, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons.

How can we (Sri Shankara Nethralaya) help you?

We help you to be free from spectacle aberrations and to increase your field of vision so than you can enjoy natural vision. We have :

Soft Contact lenses:

  • Spherical lenses
  • Toric lenses
  • Cosmetic contact lenses
  • Bandage contact lenses

Semi soft contact lenses

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses

Special lenses for keratoconus like Boston lens

Retina Service

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Retina is light sensitive innermost layer of the eye, which receives images projected by the lens and send them to brain through optic nerve. Once damaged, it leads to visual impairment.

Retina Problem is due to persistent or acute damage to the retina of the eye. Ongoing inflammation and vascular remodeling may occur over periods of time where the patient is not fully aware of the extent of the disease. Frequently, retinopathy is an ocular manifestation of systemic disease such as diabetes or hypertension. Retina can get damaged due to many systemic problems, systemic medication (long term arthritis treatment … etc), trauma and radiation.

What is Posterior vitreous Detachment?

Posterior part of the eye is filled with a transparent jelly like fluid known as vitreous, it changes its consistency from gel form to liquid form with age and spread as floater disrupting the line of sight.

What is Retinal Detachment?

Retinal Detachment is the condition when neurosensory layer get detached from underlying retina either

  • due to hole causing seepage and collection of fluid in between two layers or
  • due to tractional bands pulling the innermost layer and causing it to separate and detach from underlying portion.

What area the symptoms of retinal detachment?

  • Blurred/ distorted vision
  • Floaters/spots/shadow in your visual field
  • Partial or total loss of vision
  • Pain/ redness of the eye.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in body’s ability to use and store sugar is hampered. It usually affects adult age group but due to lifestyle changes even young people can get diabetes. The classic symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, tiredness or blurred vision.

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Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness among diabetics. Uncontrolled diabetes can affect various parts of the body like eyes, nerves and kidneys. It occurs when increased sugar level damages the blood vessels of the retina and cause leaking of these vessels. The leaked fluid accumulates in the central part of the retina (macula) and cause blurred vision. Damaged vessels cannot supply sufficient oxygen and nutrient to retina and causes dysfunction of the retina.

What are the risk factors for diabetic retinopathy?

  • Increased duration of diabetes and irregular treatments
  • Hypertension, hyperlipidemia, Nephropathy
  • Obesity, smoking
  • Anemia

What are the other eye problems a diabetic is prone to?

Apart from diabetic retinopathy, diabetics are prone to

  • Recurrent stye
  • Fluctuating glass power
  • Dry eyes
  • Corneal and ocular surface disorder
  • Early and rapidly progressing Cataract
  • Glaucoma

What should a diabetic person need to do?

As Diabetic retinopathy is a silent thief of vision. In early stages, there may not be any symptoms. So it is MUST that every Diabetic should get a routine eye check done every half year. If detect early, vision loss can be prevented.

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What are the treatment options available?

General measures like

Good control of sugar level will delay or prevent both the development as well as the progression of Diabetic.

Control of hypertension, lipid profile

Lifestyle modification- physical exercise, stop smoking and alcohol consumption

Treatment of Diabetic retinopathy depend upon the stage of the disease.

Medical management options are:

Laser photocoagulation

Pan Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP) consists of laser spots scattered through the retina to destroy the area deprived of oxygen, to reduce growth of abnormal leaky blood vessel (neovascularization) and also reduces the swelling of the retina.

It is an out patient procedure.

It may need multiple sitting depending on the severity of the disease.

Intravitreal injections

– to reduce the swelling of the retina and to decrease the growth of the leaky new fragile vessels. It can also be given prior to surgery to reduce bleeding.

  • Anti VEGF (Vascular endothelial growth factor) injection into the eye
  • Intravitreal Steroid

Surgical management includes:

Vitrectomy to remove the blood filled vitreous in case of vitreous hemorrhage and to replace it with clear solution. It also removes the scar or the traction bands. It is a microsurgical procedure.

How can we (Sri Shankara Nethralaya) help you?

To provide you the best retinal care we have well trained retina specialist with expertise in the field of management of retinal detachment, Diabetic Retinopathy and various other retinal conditions.

Various Diagnostic modalities provided to capture the details of the damage caused by abnormal blood vessels & assess the severity of the condition are:

  • Direct visualization of the retina with indirect ophthalmoscope
  • Non mydriatic Fundus camera
  • Fundus flourescein angiography (FFA)- to look at blood circulation inside eye .In this a dye is injected into the arm which reaches the and then eye is images are taken with a camera. It is a 20 minute procedure.
  • Optical Coherence tomography (OCT)- It is a non-invasive procedure which gives the image of various layers of the retina in micron levels. It takes around 4-5 minutes.
  • Ultrasonography (B-scan) –ultrasound of the eye to detect structural damage inside the eye. It gives a two dimensional image of the eye from various angles. It is a non invasive procedure and takes 2-3 minutes.

Various treatment modalities available are:

  • Laser treatment for Diabetic retinopathy and various other retinal conditions
  • Barrage laser
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Intravitreal steroid implant- Ozurdex
  • Sutureless Retinal surgeries with one of the most advanced technology like CONSTELLATION VISION SYSTEM
  • Sutureless vitrectomy
  • Scleral Buckle surgery for retinal detachment