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Cataract Myths and Facts

April 16, 2015 0 69 1 minute, 15 seconds read

Myth: Cataract is an old age problem

Fact: Most cataracts are senile but can occur at any age. They can also be congenital or caused by steroid intake, injury, diabetes or eye inflammations.

Myth: Cataract can be prevented by medicines, diet, eye exercise or yoga

Fact: There is no prevention for cataract.

Myth: Cataract can be cured by eyedrops, diet or yoga.

Fact: There is no medical cure for cataract and the only definitive treatment is surgery if it is progressive and causing a problem in vision.

Myth: Cataract surgery should be delayed and done only when it ripens

Fact: Best time to get surgery done is when you start having early visual problems in your day to day life.

Myth: Cataract surgery is painful and recovery time is long

Fact: It is a painless surgery. Patient is allowed day to day routine activities from next day itself and most people resume work in few days.

Myth: Spectacles are never required after cataract surgery

Fact: the spectacles are required after surgery. Monofocal intraocular lens work well for distance but you have to wear reading glasses. Multifocal intraocular lens can give freedom or decrease dependence on from both distance and near glasses For multifocal lens, there is a selection criteria which the doctor needs to decide after examining your eyes.

Myth: Cataract can reoccur or regrow

Fact: Cataract never regrow. Sometimes after surgery the capsule behind the intraocular lens becomes cloudy. This can be treated by a quick laser procedure in OPD permanently.

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For Your EYES - Prevention Is Better Than Cure

June 27, 2014 0 183 1 minute, 4 seconds read

For most of eye diseases, early detection is the best prevention. Preventive Tips: Protect your eyes from Ultra-Violet rays of the sun- Wear sunglasses that block 90 to100 percent UVA and UVB rays. Increase your consumption of antioxidants and vitamins through foods and supplements- Vitamins C & E, beta-carotene, and the mineral selenium are great for your eyes. Increase your intake of yellow fruits and green vegetables like carrots, green leafy vegetables, papaya, mango, grapes, broccoli, etc. for healthy eyes. Get yourself checked- All individuals above 40 should undergo eye pressure check to detect Glaucoma, especially if there is a family history or if you have diabetes or thyroid disease or have taken steroids in the past. Glaucoma leads to optic nerve damage due to high eye pressures. It has no symptoms and if detected in time, it can be managed well by medicines, laser or surgery. All individuals above 50 years of age with weak vision, glare, etc. should also be examined for Cataract & ARMD- age related macular degeneration. Cataract has no medical treatment and can be taken care by day care surgery-without stitch, without injection, without patch technique of micro-incision phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens. Toric and Mutifocal lens after cataract surgery also gives the benefit of getting rid of glasses after cataract surgery.

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Eye Care in Summer & Monsoon Months

August 29, 2019 0 4 minutes, 10 seconds read

 

 

The scorching Indian summer brings with it a lot of eye problems and monsoon, while it ushers in relief from heat, it adds to the woes of the eyes. 

What are the common eye problems seen during summer?

  • Eye Allergies especially spring catarrh
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Styes
  • Dry Eye
  • Trachoma & Swimming Pool Conjunctivitis
  • Other infections

What is conjunctivitis?

The surface of the white of the eye and the back surface of eyelids is covered by a thin protective membrane called conjunctiva. Inflammation i.e. redness & swelling, of this membrane is called conjunctivitis.

What causes it?

The common causes of conjunctivitis are:

  • Infection - Virus, Bacteria, Chlamydia, etc.
  • Allergy - to dust, pollen, animal dandruff, medicines, cosmetics, contact-lenses, etc.
  • Chemicals - acid, alkali, cosmetics, contact lens cleaning solutions, bleach in swimming pool, etc.
  • Injury - mechanical, heat, radiation, etc.

Viral infections are prone to occur as epidemics during rainy season when the body immunity may be low and the conditions are favorable for spread of infection. Infection tends to spread by direct contact, fingers, flies and fomites (e.g. towel, toiletries, etc).

What is the treatment?

Ideally one should consult an eye surgeon immediately and have proper treatment initiated. But if medical help is not immediately available then it may help to wash the eye gently with clean water, do some cold compresses using ice packs, and instill some mild antibiotic drops (e.g., Chloramphenicol, etc.). Self-medication should be avoided as far as possible and in no case should you use steroid eye drops without proper medical advice.

What are the precautions one may observe to prevent conjunctivitis or its spread?

Some precautions may help in making the patient more comfortable during conjunctivitis and prevent its spread to others.

  • Discontinue contact lenses immediately
  • Do not share handkerchief, towels and other toiletries
  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from conjunctivitis (casual interaction does not lead to spread of infection)
  • Wash your hands immediately after taking care of a family member suffering from conjunctivitis
  • Avoid swimming if you have conjunctivitis
  • Avoid swimming during epidemics of conjunctivitis
  • Avoid exposure to dust pollution, chemicals, fumes and bright sunlight
  • Use sunglasses if have conjunctivitis to avoid discomfort from bright light and to avoid alarming people around you
  • Avoid crowded places during epidemics

What eye allergies are common during summer months?

One can get allergy to heat, dust & sun during the summer months. There could also be allergies to certain pollen or organic dust at the onset & end of summer season. Spring Catarrh or vernal conjunctivitis is a type of allergy seen in young boys most commonly during summer months.

What is the treatment of allergy?

The best form of treatment for allergy, if at all possible, is to identify & avoid causative agent or allergen. But in most cases it is either not possible to find out exact agent causing allergy or to completely avoid it. In these situations one needs to use anti-allergy medication in the form of anti-histaminics, mast-cell stabilizing drugs &, if allergy is severe, steroids.

What is Dry Eye & how to treat it?

Dry eye is a condition where the tear film of the eye is inadequate in quantity or quality resulting in an unstable tear film which breaks frequently giving rise to dry spots on cornea of the eye. These leads to symptoms of irritation, redness, soreness, dry feeling, gritty sensation and paradoxically reflex watering. These symptoms are worsening on exposure to dry cold air, hot wind and reduced blinking seen while working on computers, watching TV or prolonged reading.

Treatment is usually in the form of frequent instillation of lubricant or artificial tear eye drops. One should also avoid conditions that aggravate dry eye. Examination by an eye surgeon can help to rule out underlying treatable causes of dry eye.

What’s a stye? What causes it & what’s the treatment?

Syte is an infection of glands of eyelids which leads to painful and sometimes pus-filled swelling at eyelid margins.  It causes red painful swelling on the eyelids with the formation of pus points. The swelling may burst releasing pus and blood-stained discharge which brings relief.

Sytes are commonly caused by frequent rubbing of eyes with unwashed hands and by eye strain caused by reading or working on computers.

The treatment is in the form of oral antibiotics & pain-killers and instillation of antibiotic eye drops which should be used for 2-4 weeks to prevent a recurrence.

What is corneal ulcer?

Corneal ulcer is severe infection of the cornea (clear black part of the eye) which may result from trauma or be a complication of conjunctivitis or use of contaminated contact lenses. The infection can be bacterial, fungal or viral. It leads to severe pain, redness, watering, blurring of vision, photophobia and a yellowish-white spot on the cornea. Immediate help of an expert eye surgeon should be sought. If medical help is not close at hand, it is advisable to start frequent instillation of broad-spectrum antibiotic eye drops e.g., Chloramphenicol, etc.

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Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Varma

Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Varma
Consultant - Surgeon
Bhartendu Kumar Varma
Memberships: 
  • All india Ophthalmological Society (V-13479)
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society (v-3998)
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PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

Work Experience: 
  • 6 years of Experience in Ophthalomolgy.
  • Associate consultant - VPS rockland hospital
  • Consultant ( Cataract & retina )- Sharp Sight centre
  • Fellow Surgical Retina- Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Education & Training: 
  • FNB (VITREO-RETINAL SURGERY) - SIR GANGA RAM HOSPITAL (2016)
  • FICO - INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, (2013)
  • DNB - NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS (2012)
  • MBBS - KMC, MANGALORE (2008)
Speciality Interest: 
  • Cataract
  • Medical Retina
  • Surgical Retina
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
Duration Of OPD: 

  Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj

  • Mon to Sat: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Dr. Deependra V Singh

Dr. Deependra V Singh
Director
Deependra V Singh
Memberships: 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • All India Ophthalmological Society
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Delhi Medical Association
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society
  • Vitreoretinal Society of India
  • Haryana Ophthalmological Society
  • Gurugram Ophthalmological Society
  • Ocular Trauma Society of India
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PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

Work Experience: 
  • 18 years in Ophtha, 4 years teaching experience at AIIMS, 15 years in Vitreo-retinal Surgery
  • Chief VR Surgeon - Sheetla Hospital
  • Chief VR Surgeon - DRS Northex INstitute Rohini - 8 years (2005-2013)
  • Director Eye-Q Institute of Retina (2013-2017)
  • Medical Director Retina Services for Eye-Q
Education & Training: 
  • MBBS -PGIMS Rohtak (1997)
  • MD (Ophthal) - AIIMS (2001)
  • Senior Resident (Retina) – AIIMS (2004)
  • Senior Research Associate (Retina) AIIMS (2005)
Awards Information: 
  • ORA Best Resident Award at AIIMS (2005)
  • Rezangala Award for Services in Medicine & Social Service – Haryana (2004)
  • Teachers appreciation Award from Delhi Ophthalmological Society (2006)
Speciality Interest: 
  • Vitreo-retinal Surgery
  • ROP
  • Trauma
  • Oncology
  • Uvea
  • Macular Degeneration and Holes
Duration Of OPD: 
  • Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj
    • Wednesday : 9.30 am – 2:30 pm

Dr. Sreedhara Naik

Dr. Sreedhara Naik
Consultant - Cataract, Oculoplasty and Facial Esthetics
Sreedhara Naik
Memberships: 
  • All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) [N-12324]
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS) [S-5051]
  • Haryana Ophthalmological Society
  • Oculoplasty association of India
  • Karnataka ophthalmic society
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PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

Work Experience: 
  • 12 years of Experience in Ophthalomolgy with 6 years teaching experience at AIIMS New Delhi
  • Consultant - Cataract and Oculoplasty at EYE Q Superspeciality Hospitals (2017)
  • Has worked at few private/charitable hospitals in Bangalore as visiting Oculoplasty surgeon (2012 to 2017).
  • Senior Resident, R.P.C., AIIMS, New Delhi (2010 to 2012)
  • Junior Resident, R.P.C., AIIMS, New Delhi (2007 to 2009)
Education & Training: 
  • MBBS - Bangalore Medical College (2006)
  • MD (Ophthal) – AIIMS, New Delhi (2009)
Awards Information: 
  • Numerous International & National journal paper publications
Speciality Interest: 
  • Cataract and Oculoplasty
Duration Of OPD: 

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj

  • Thursday: 10.00 am – 1:00 pm

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali

  • Thursday: 2.00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dr. Narottama Sindhu

Dr. Narottama Sindhu
Senior Consultant - Glaucoma and Cataract
Dr. Narottama Sindhu
Memberships: 
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
  • All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) [S-7399]
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS) [S-327]
  • AIIMSONIAN
     
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Biography

Biographical Sketch: 
  • Dr. Narottama is Senior Glaucoma and Cataract Surgeon. She has 25 years of experience in Ophthalmology along with 7 years of teaching experience at AIIMS, New Delhi

PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

Work Experience: 
  • ​Sr Consultant - Glaucoma at EYE Q Shalimar Bagh  (2010)
  • Has worked at few private/charitable hospitals in West and North Delhi as visiting eye surgeon (2000 to 2010)
  • Phaco Trainer, R.P.C., A.I.I.M.S. (1999 to 2000)
  • Senior Research Associate (Through CSIR), R.P.C., A.I.I.M.S. (1996 to 1999)
  • Senior Resident, R.P.C., A.I.I.M.S. (1993 to 1996)
  • Causality Medical Officer cum Eye Bank Officer, R.P.C., A.I.I.M.S. (Year 1993)
Education & Training: 
  • MBBS - AIIMS, New Delhi (1989)
  • MD (Ophthal) – AIIMS, New Delhi (1992)
  • DNB - NAMS (1993)
     
Awards Information: 
  • Best Resident Award at AIIMS (1992)
  • Over 30 International & National journal paper publications
  • Established Phaco Training Module at AIIMS
  • Held various Phaco training Wet Labs
     
Speciality Interest: 
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
     
Duration Of OPD: 

   Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj

  • Sat : 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

   Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali

  • Sat : 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Squint and Lazy Eye in Children

February 16, 2018 0 167 4 minutes, 33 seconds read

Squint or Strabismus/ Crossed Eye is a visual problem in which the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions. One eye may look straight ahead, while the other eye turns inward, outward, upward, or downward. The eye turn may be constant or may be seen at certain times only i.e. intermittent. Squint can affect both children and adults.

Amblyopia (lazy eye) is the decrease of vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal vision development during childhood, results in blurry vision. It can be caused by the presence of crossed eyes (strabismus), unequal farsightedness or nearsightedness (refractive error), or a physical obstruction of vision like cataracts. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss in children.

Here we explore some of the concerns faced by parents whose children have a squint or lazy eye:-

Why does my child squint?

The exact cause of squint is not known.

Six muscles control the movement of each eye. Each of these muscle acts along with its counterpart in the other eye to keep both the eyes aligned properly. A loss of coordination between the muscles of the two eyes leads to misalignment.

Squint may also be caused by poor vision or a sight-threatening condition in one eye. Therefore it is important in all the cases of squint, especially in children, to have a thorough eye checkup to rule out any other cause of loss of vision for e.g cataract, corneal opacities, high refractive errors and rarely eye tumours like retinoblastoma etc. Sometimes paralysis of one eye muscle can result in a squint.

Is squint common in children?

Squint is fairly common in children; it is estimated that almost 3% of children have a squint.

 What are the problems faced by a patient with a squint?

In children, squint can cause loss of depth perception (3D vision) and lazy Eye  (poor development of vision in the squinting eye)

An adult cannot ignore the image from either eye and therefore they can complain of double vision.

What is depth perception/ 3D vision?

When both the eyes have good vision and they are aligned properly, they focus on the same object. Each of the eyes sends a picture of the same object, viewed from a slightly different angle. These two images reach the brain, where they are fused to form a single three-dimensional picture with depth perception. This gets affected in children with a squint.

How is squint diagnosed?

The squint is diagnosed by the ophthalmologist specializing in that field. He or she would do a few special tests to confirm the presence of squint and find out the type of squint. In some cases, there may be a false appearance of squint due to the broad nasal bridge in a child. This is called as pseudo squint.

When should the squint be treated?

In a child, the treatment of squint and any associated amblyopia should be started as soon as possible. Remember that the child would never outgrow the squint. A delay in treatment may decrease the chances of getting a good alignment and restoring vision.

Earlier treatment equates better results!!­

What are the treatment options?

Treatment depends on the type and constancy of squint and age of presentation. It normally includes one or more of the following:

  • Glasses
  • Prisms
  • Patching therapy/ Occlusion therapy
  • Surgery

FAQs – Squint (Strabismus)

 Are glasses necessary?

If the child has a significant refractive error, glasses are a must. In some cases like inward squints or esotropia, wearing glasses may correct the squint. In other cases, wearing glasses help the eyes to see clearly. This clear vision is very important for the treatment of amblyopia, and also for maintaining the alignment of eyes after they have been aligned by surgery.

Remember surgery cannot replace the need for glasses.

What is patching / Occlusion therapy?

In some children, squint or high refractive errors cause the eye to become ‘lazy’ and consequently the vision to be blurred in the eye despite using glasses. Patching the ‘good’ eye will make the lazy eye work harder, which improves vision.

Occlusion therapy improves vision it does not treat the squint. The schedule and duration of therapy are tailor made to the age of the child, the density of amblyopia and the response to therapy. It is thought that the patching therapy works best for children below 7-8 years of age.

How does one decide about squint surgery?

Treatment of squint generally requires eye muscle surgery. However, some patients may need glasses, prisms, or may be best left untreated. The best way to determine whether straightening of the eyes is possible and appropriate is to undergo an examination by a strabismus surgeon who is experienced in treating squints. Constant squints in children should ideally be corrected before the age of 2 years to prevent amblyopia.

Is adult squint surgery only cosmetic?

 Advances in the management of misaligned eyes now provide benefits to most adults as well as children. Treating adults with strabismus can improve the way the two eyes work together, and the field of vision. Many patients report improved self-esteem, communication skills, and job opportunities additionally.

What are the success rates of a squint surgery?

Nearly 80-90% patients are successfully corrected in the straight-ahead position with one surgery. In some patients, the surgery may be only partially successful. In some patients the eye alignment will change over time, resulting in the need for additional surgery after few months or years.

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