Intravitreal Injection: Frequently Asked Questions

What are eye/intravitreal injections for? Intravitreal injection is given into the eye near the retina. Retina is the neural layer on the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy and AMD (age-related macular degeneration) are two common conditions affecting the retina. Eye drops cannot treat these conditions because the required concentration of drugs does not reach the back of the eye. For the drugs to reach the retinal layer, we need to inject them into the [...]

2017-06-12T06:22:36+00:00 June 12th, 2017|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

Rhabdomyosarcoma – Cancer of Orbit

What is Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)? Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common cancer originating from the soft tissue of the orbit in children. Orbit is the bony cavity in which the eye resides. It is common in pediatric age group and they are rare in adults. Causes of RMS Rhabdomyosarcoma is caused by some genetic predispositions. Changes in DNA can cause activation of genes promoting cell growth and suppression of genes which inhibit cell growth. This imbalance [...]

2017-04-10T18:40:25+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery, Treatment|2 Comments

Stye on Your Eyelids? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

What is stye? The word ‘stye’ (pronounced as ‘sty’ - rhymes with ‘fly’) originated from an old English word stīgend meaning ‘riser’. Stye on eyelids is an acute infection of glands of zeis which are present at the roots of eyelashes (cilia). The infection is usually caused by Staphylococcus bacteria (90-95% of cases) but other bacteria may also initiate the infection. The infection tends to center around an eyelash follicle. Stye is equally found in [...]

2017-04-09T14:23:02+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care, Treatment|1 Comment

Steroid Eye Drops May Not Be Needed After Cataract Surgery

After cataract surgery, in fact after majority of eye surgeries, a steroid eye drop such as dexamethasone, prednisolone or fluorometholone is used to reduce inflammation caused by the surgery and to promote healing. This post-operative steroid eye drops treatment is used for 4-6 weeks after surgery. It is a bit of inconvenience to the patient to use the eye drops for such a long time. Now to avoid that, a dexamethasone insert is being studied [...]

2017-04-06T20:17:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|New Advancements, Treatment|0 Comments

What are Lasik Side Effects and Complications?

Some people are not aware of lasik side effects and complications because they don't understand that lasik procedure is a ‘surgery’. It’s not just a simple ‘magical laser procedure’. Agreed that it is not very complicated and time-taking but it is a surgery nonetheless. Once you understand that lasik is a surgery, you will also realize that this surgery may have undesired complications and other minor side effects. What is a side effect? Side effect is [...]

2017-03-24T12:05:56+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Eye Facts, Treatment|0 Comments

Glaucoma: Medical Treatment, Surgery and Lasers to Control Eye Pressure

Medical vs Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma The current scenario of medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma has changed drastically in the last two decades. There are now multiple effective topical medication (eye drops) for medical management of glaucoma. Some of the eye drops are used only once a day which is quite convenient to the patient. The surgical options are also many. It is always a matter of dilemma for the patient to decide between [...]

2017-03-12T22:35:05+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Prevention, Treatment|1 Comment

Future Of Gene Therapy For Corneal Diseases Causing Blindness

Cornea is an important part of the eye required for clear vision. Even microscopic changes in cornea can cause moderate to severe reduction in vision. These changes may be the result of various pathological processes, for instance infection, injury, metabolic disorders and degenerative changes. Depending on the cause, medical and surgical treatments including corneal transplantation and keratoprosthesis surgeries are used to achieve optimal vision. But we should probably expect much more. According to Dr. Stephen [...]

2016-11-20T21:00:01+00:00 November 20th, 2016|New Advancements, Treatment|0 Comments

Allergan Introduces an Innovative Treatment of Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition caused by insufficient volume or function of the tear film which results into surface disease of the eyes. It is a difficult condition to treat especially if it is of moderate to severe degree. The conventional treatment includes artificial tears and lubricants in the form of eye drops and ointments, prevention of drainage of whatever little tear is produced by punctal occlusion, use of contact lenses and rarely gland transplantation. [...]

2016-11-06T12:08:07+00:00 July 24th, 2016|Technology, Treatment|0 Comments