Role of iStent in Glaucoma Surgery

A new device 'iStent' (a tiny L-shaped tube about one millimetre long) is used in modern glaucoma surgeries. It ensures the patency of the channel which is surgically created to facilitate outflow of aqueous from the eye in order to keep the intraocular pressure in the normal range. It is now increasingly being used by glaucoma surgeons all over the world with good surgical results. As the name suggests, the iStent injection involves the surgical [...]

2016-11-06T12:25:15+05:30July 23rd, 2016|Technology, Treatment|0 Comments

Why Tapering Off the Dose of Steroid Eye Drops is Important

Steroids are potent anti-inflammatory drugs which are used for a variety of eye diseases. They produce relatively quicker action and better control of inflammation and prevent serious damage to fragile tissues of the eye. At the same time, steroids cause significant side effects and need to be used judiciously. Additionally, if the use of steroids is stopped suddenly especially after prolonged use, the inflammation could come back. "Don't taper too quickly. Wait until the inflammation is [...]

2019-12-14T21:59:56+05:30July 5th, 2016|Eye Care, Treatment|1 Comment

How to Instill Eyedrops

Eye drops are the most commonly used method of treatment to mange eye diseases and conditions. It is important to know how the eye drops should be put into the eyes so that maximum amount of the instilled drug is delivered to the target tissue - whether it is on the surface of the eye or a tissue deeper inside. The most common mistake is to instill more than one drop. The eye surface cannot accommodate [...]

2016-11-06T15:56:57+05:30June 25th, 2016|Eye Care, Treatment|2 Comments

Role of Glaucoma Drainage Devices in Glaucoma Surgeries

Glaucoma causes damage to optic nerve resulting into irreversible loss of vision. There are multiple factors involved but high intraocular pressure (IOP) plays an important role in the process of damage. High IOP is also a factor around which a whole range of treatment modalities revolve. Glaucoma drainage devices of various types are the latest addition to the traditional treatment methods for glaucoma. Known as a “glaucoma drainage device,” “tube shunt,” “glaucoma valve,” or “Seton,” [...]

2016-11-06T16:15:02+05:30June 23rd, 2016|From the Web, Treatment|0 Comments

Can the LASIK Procedure be Repeated in the Same Eye?

After LASIK procedure, the vision usually improves to a satisfactory level but in some people, it is not what they desired. Additionally, in some other patients, the vision deteriorates after some time. In such cases, LASIK can be repeated to further improve the vision. Lasik Enhancement or touch up is a procedure following the original lasik procedure with the goal of further sharpening the vision. This procedure is usually performed when the original Lasik surgery [...]

2016-11-06T16:24:57+05:30June 22nd, 2016|Technology, Treatment|0 Comments

Possible Future of Cataract Surgery – Regenerated Natural Lens

Cataract is one of the most common causes of significant visual loss worldwide. The treatment of cataract is removal of cataract surgically and implantation of an artificial lens to replace the cataractous lens. These lenses are called intraocular lens (IOL) and are either rigid or foldable depending on the size of the incision through which cataract is removed and the technique used for the surgery. The intraocular lens helps the patient see clearly after cataract [...]

2016-11-07T22:08:19+05:30April 18th, 2016|Research, Treatment|0 Comments

When Should You Get Operated For Cataract?

It's a question quite often asked by those who have cataracts of various degrees. Such questions arise because of patients' lack of understanding of factors which determine when a cataract should be removed. Such questions also probably arise because of an assumption that there is a set of medical rules which prescribe surgery only in some medical scenarios and not in others. There are also some patients who think that the doctor will decide whether [...]

2016-11-09T13:52:51+05:30December 5th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs, Treatment|1 Comment

The 20-20-20 Rule

The 20-20-20 Rule is usually advised to patients who have eye strain caused by prolonged near-work. It's a sort of eye exercise rather than a 'rule'. What Is It? Every 20 minutes, look away (from the object at close distance) at a distance/object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. How Does It Help? There are two groups of muscles in our eyes: (1) Extraocular muscles and (2) Intrinsic muscles. Extraocular muscles [...]

2016-11-09T14:46:04+05:30December 2nd, 2014|Eye Care, Treatment|2 Comments

Should You Shake The Bottle Before Putting In The Eye Drop?

Eye drops are available mainly in two forms - as solutions and as suspensions. Here is how we can describe a solution: "A solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase. In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent. The solution more or less takes on the characteristics of the solvent including its phase." And here is how we can describe a suspension: "A [...]

2019-12-15T20:45:40+05:30November 22nd, 2014|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

Pharmacists Are Not Doctors

In many under-developed and developing countries, it is quite a common practice that a patient who has some eye complaint does not go to a qualified ophthalmologist for proper eye examination. He instead goes to a pharmacist or rather a 'medicine shop' and asks for 'some eye drop' for his eye problem. The pharmacists quite often behave like doctors and provide the patients with treatment of common eye ailments. While in majority of cases no [...]

2016-11-09T18:57:40+05:30September 1st, 2014|Eye Care, Society, Treatment|0 Comments
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