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

UK Hospitals Use Robots in Eye Surgeries

Robots have been used in the past for surgeries on larger organs but now in some hospitals in UK, eye surgeries are being performed with the help of robots. This is part of a trial funded by NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. The robotic device, developed by a Dutch company, reportedly acts as a ‘mechanical hand with seven independent computer-controlled motors’ and helps eliminate the risk of unwanted tremors as surgeons can use a ‘joystick’ to [...]

2017-01-18T14:38:04+00:00 January 18th, 2017|New Advancements, Technology|0 Comments

Ophthalmic Equipment Market to Grow and Expand Rapidly

USA, Canada, Europe, India and China are the biggest markets for the ophthalmic equipment and devices. With rapidly changing technology, ophthalmology practice will see significant growth in the coming years. Global ophthalmology device market has emerged as one of the growing segments in medical devices market, due to increased demand of ophthalmology devices for treatment of eye diseases. Moreover, increasing prevalence of eye disorders, aging population, increasing government investment towards research activities and technical advancements [...]

2017-01-18T14:19:17+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Equipment, Technology|0 Comments

Xen Gel Stent for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Another stent for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. It has been approved by FDA and will be in use in the USA in 2017. It has been found to be effective in refractory glaucoma. Patients have to use less anti-glaucoma medication after the surgery. The principle of any glaucoma surgery is to create a communication between the anterior chamber and an external space where the aqueous can drain. This reduces the pressure in the eye and the [...]

2017-02-28T10:00:48+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|New Advancements|0 Comments

Proptosis – Protrusion of the Eye Could Be a Sign of Cancer

Meningioma is a tumor arising from the covering layers of the brain in the cranial cavity and the optic nerve behind the eye in the orbit. The tumor can cause gradual loss of vision in one eye and may be associated with protrusion of the involved eye as the tumor pushes the eye forward. Both the children and the adults are affected. The diagnosis can be confirmed with CT and MRI. Surgery or radiotherapy or [...]

2017-04-10T18:52:15+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|1 Comment

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+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|From the Web, Treatment|0 Comments

Conjunctival Autograft Prevents Recurrence of Pterygium

Pterygium is a degenerative fibrovascular growth which originates from the conjunctiva (the membrane on the white part of the eye) and encroaches the cornea (the transparent tissue at the front of the eye). In the early stages, it can cause astigmatism. As it grows further, it can even cause blindness if not treated timely. Surgery is the only option to get rid of pterygium. It is known for recurrence if the surgical technique is not good. [...]

2016-11-07T21:49:04+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Diseases & Conditions, From the Web|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+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Research, Treatment|0 Comments