The early childhood years are a period of rapid growth and development. This is also the most important time to lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Good family habits ensure that the children achieve their full potential later in life.
Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This results in blurring of vision and if left untreated it can even cause blindness. Cataract surgery is the commonest surgery performed in the world. It is also the most safely performed operation with the highest success rate.
Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens of the eye. The hitherto clear lens that allows light to pass through and focus a sharp image on to your retina, now becomes opacified, hindering the passage of light and hence debilitating your vision. Cataract surgery is removal of this opacified lens (cataract) and placement of an artificial lens, also known as intraocular lens (IOL) to restore your vision.
What is a combined surgery?
When two different surgeries are done on an eye at the same sitting they are commonly referred to as combined surgery. For example cataract and vitrectomy surgery, cataract and silicone oil removal surgeries are very frequently done surgeries at Neoretina, a tertiary care advanced hospital for complex eye conditions.
As we know, the treatment of uveitis requires systemic treatment in the form of steroids and immunosuppressive therapy. In these times of Coronavirus Pandemic, with hospitals only available for emergencies, you need to be aware of certain dos and don’t when you’re on treatment for uveitis.
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:
The eyes are the windows to the body and in the case of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the eyes may literally be the windows. Read on..
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.)
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.