Cataract March 27, 2020

Post-operative Care in Coronavirus Times

Post-operative care is critical after any surgery and this includes cataract surgery. Though microincision cataract surgery (MICS) with phacoemulsification and foldable intraocular lens (phaco + IOL) implantation has made the outcomes of cataract surgery quite predictable, certain post-operative precautions, especially in these times of lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic, may help improve comfort. As routine OPDs are not functional and may take some time, here are a few simple pointers:

Uvea March 19, 2020

Leptospiral Uveitis: Treatment and Prevention

A 30year old lady from Nanded presented with sudden onset redness and blurring of vision in her left eye for 1week. On examination, her right eye vision was 6/6 which is normal and left eye vision was 6/60. Her left eye showed a severe reaction inside the eye (Figure 1a and 1b.)

Retina February 28, 2020

Retinal break: What is it? How is it treated?

The light-sensitive tissue at the back of our eyes is called ‘retina’. In some people, the tissues of the retina start to weaken or thin and retinal breaks begin to develop in areas of thinning. Thus, a retinal break is a tiny hole(without any traction or pressure points on the retina) or tear(which develops due to any traction or pressure on the retina) in the retina. It can occur in the periphery of the retina. Sometimes, the vitreous gel may also tear the retina by pulling it away.

Cataract January 7, 2020

Cortical cataracts symptoms, causes and treatment

Introduction to Cortical Cataracts

Ophthalmologists always advocate taking good care of your eyes via nutritious diets, healthy lifestyles, etc. Accordingly, you do so. However, advancing age, illness or trauma can bring changes in vision. If you become ultra-sensitive to light, do consult a medical practitioner. You could be suffering from cortical cataracts. 

Cataract December 30, 2019

All you wanted to know about Nuclear Cataracts

Introduction

Cataracts are ‘slow’ developers. Therefore, you may not even realize that you have them. You notice only when you have difficulty with driving at night, reading, etc. Naturally, you will have to go in for a medical consultation. During the examination, the ophthalmologist may find the cataract affecting the central part of the lens. The center is the nucleus. This indicates that you are suffering from nuclear cataracts.

Cataract December 17, 2019

How to Outpace Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts

Cataracts are thought to be synonymous with ageing process. There are different types of cataracts, and most do develop slowly. However, posterior subcapsular cataracts result in faster deterioration of vision in comparison to the other types. However, they are treatable, thanks to advancements in the field of ophthalmic surgery.

Cataract December 16, 2019

Congenital Cataracts: Early diagnosis is the key

Children could be having cataracts right from birth. We refer to them as congenital cataracts. Fortunately, they are rare occurrences. Like many others, you may not even be aware that your child is having a cataract because children generally never complain of poor vision. It might be even more difficult when the child of suffering from poor vision due to cataracts in both eyes. Therefore, only the ophthalmologist, who puts the child through a complete eye examination, will be able to help you with the right assessment.