Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Procedure and Its Role in Glaucoma Management

Peripheral iridotomy is an office procedure performed with lasers which involves making a hole in the periphery of the iris to create a communication between posterior chamber (the space between lens and iris) and anterior chamber (the space between iris and cornea). It is mainly used in narrow angle glaucoma and some other conditions (e.g.: plateau iris) where the aqueous needs to flow freely from posterior chamber to anterior chamber. Lasers Used for Iridotomy There [...]

2017-03-07T20:32:59+05:30March 7th, 2017|Prevention, Treatment|0 Comments

New Treatment for Dry Eye and Blepharitis in Children and Adults

Blepharitis (infection or inflammation of eyelids) and dry eye can cause watery, red and painful eyes in both adults and children. Other symptoms include itching, crusting of skin especially of the eyelids, frequent blinking and even blurry vision. The patients of blepharitis and dry eye complain of difficulty in reading, watching tv and driving at night. They also have problems wearing contact lenses. Watch the videos below to know more about blepharitis and dry eye. [...]

2017-02-28T18:20:01+05:30February 28th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Prevention, Treatment|2 Comments

Age-related Macular Degeneration in a Nutshell

A common cause of visual impairment in the developed countries, age-related macular degeneration or AMD, as the name suggests, is caused by ageing primarily. There are however some factors which contribute to early and more severe manifestations. The following infographic describes those risk factors and shows how you can reduce the risk of AMD. [Image by National Eye Institute/ CC BY 2.0]

5 Useful Tips To Prevent or Delay Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of visual impairment and blindness, especially in the developed countries. It is found in old age-group with gradual and painless loss of vision. The central part of the retina, which is called as macula, degenerates because of various genetic and environmental factors. Here are a few things you can do to prevent or slow down the progression of AMD: Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular [...]

2016-11-06T15:48:57+05:30June 27th, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, Prevention|1 Comment

How to Prevent or Slow Down the Progression of Childhood Myopia or Short-sightedness

Myopia is a condition in which a person cannot see distant objects clearly. In children, it is caused by focusing on near objects like books and electronic devices for long periods. Prolonged near work causes the spasm of the focusing muscle or ciliary muscle in the eye. This is also associated with irreversible elongation of the eye and hence myopia. Myopia cannot be reversed or cured. But there are some steps which parents can take [...]

2016-11-06T16:32:39+05:30June 22nd, 2016|Prevention, Research|0 Comments