Laser vision correction is now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. As testimony to its life changing benefits, thousands of ophthalmologists and optometrists around the world have become so impressed with the results of laser vision correction that over one million procedures are now performed each year. At Eye Care Mumbai (Associate of The Vission Eye Center) our patients continuously tell us they appreciate our commitment to being on the cutting edge of this exciting technology.
|Lasik Surgery Procedure|
One of the most popular ways to correct vision is with a procedure called LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis), which uses a laser to change the curvature of the cornea (outer window of the eye). LASIK has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients because they recover quickly and have fewer side effects and complications than with other methods of vision correction. In fact, most LASIK patients notice a significant improvement in their vision soon after surgery. LASIK removes tissue within the cornea to treat low to high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusi, a refractive surgery procedure performed by Ophthalmologists intended for correcting the vision in order to reduce a person's dependency on corrective devices such as glasses or contact lenses. The procedure is usually a preferred alternative to PRK, or photo refractive keratectomy, as it requires less time for full recovery, and the patient experiences less pain overall.
The first step in the procedure consists of mapping the corneal surface with a computer controlled scanning device to determine the exact shape. Then the appropriate amount of tissue which needs to be removed is calculated, such that upon replacing the flap there is no need (or less need) for corrective devices like spectacles and lenses.
|LASIK is a procedure
that permanently changes the shape of the
cornea, the clear covering of the front of
the eye, using an excimer laser. A blade,
called a microkeratome, is used to cut a flap
in the cornea. A hinge is left at one end
of this flap. The flap is folded back revealing
the stroma, the middle section of the cornea.
Pulses from a computer-controlled laser vaporize
a portion of the stroma and the flap is replaced.
When the cornea is properly reshaped, it will
then better focus light onto the retina. This
results in improved vision.
Both nearsighted and farsighted people can benefit from LASIK. Sufferers of astigmatism can also benefit.
The team of Doctors at Eye Care Mumbai bring in years of experience and dedication to lasik eye surgery in India, having treated thousands of individuals in India and overseas across different age groups and strata of society. When one looks out for lasik eye surgery India, "Eye Care Mumbai" is the best location to lay all your trust in.
|In the eye, the
natural crystalline lens focuses light rays
on the retina to produce an image. At birth,
the lens is clear. With time, the lens starts
to get cloudy and obstruct light. This cloudy
lens is known as a cataract and can diminish
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. When the lens becomes cloudy, it interferes with the passage of light through the eye, resulting in a decrease in vision. The lens of the eye is similar to the lens of a camera. When the camera lens is not working properly you get a blurry photograph. When the lens of the eye becomes cloudy your vision decreases and things appear blurry.
|What is a cataract?|
|Most cataracts are related to the natural ageing of the eye. However, other factors can be involved. Some diseases, such as diabetes or glaucoma, or the use of certain medications, such as steroids, are thought to increase the chance of a cataract occurring. Often, a cataract only covers a small part of the lens; if sight is not greatly impaired there is no need to remove the cataract. However, if a large portion of the lens becomes cloudy, sight can be partially or completely lost until the cataract is removed.|
|Who can have a cataract?
Cataracts can occur at any age. Most cataracts occur in people who are 60 years of age or older, although a smaller number of people develop cataracts between the ages of 45 and 60. Some cataracts occur in children at birth due to genetic disorders or if the mother had rubella
(German measles). Cataracts due to injury can occur at any age.
|Symptoms of cataracts
If you have cataracts you may not realize it right away. Vision loss may be gradual, painless and hard to detect until significant loss has occurred. Depending on the nature and cause, a cataract can develop rapidly over a few months or slowly over many years. In older people, it is not unusual for cataracts to develop in both eyes but most of the time the cataract develops in only one eye at a time.
|Some of the more common symptoms of cataracts include:|
|People with a cataract in only
one eye may notice a loss of depth perception;this
can cause problems in judging where stairs
are and determining the distance of cars driving
in front of them.
Laser in cataract render accurate correction for vision. Laser in cataract also is a leading reasons why cataract surgeons are excited about their potential, due to the automation these lasers can provide - in creating the capsulorhexis and in pre-chopping the nucleus, reducing the overall energy needed to remove the cataract.
|Diabetes affects your body
from head to toes. This includes your eyes.
The most common and most serious eye complication
of diabetes is
diabetic retinopathy, which may result in poor vision or even blindness.
"Retinopathy" is the medical
term for damage to the tiny blood vessels
(capillaries) that nourish the retina, the
tissue at the back of your eye
|Nearly half of people with
known diabetes have some degree of diabetic
retinopathy. The longer you have diabetes,
the more likely it is
you'll develop diabetic retinopathy. Initially, most people with diabetic retinopathy experience only mild vision problems. But the condition
can worsen and threaten your vision.
The threat of blindness is scary. But with early detection and treatment, the risk of severe vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is small. You
can take steps to protect your sight if you have diabetes. These include a yearly eye examination and steps to keep your blood sugar,
blood pressure and blood cholesterol under the best possible control.
Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage
of the blood vessels in the retina. Nonproliferative
diabetic retinopathy develops first when
Diabetic Retinopathy is caused due to diabetes
problems that inadvertently affect the eye
at a certain stage. Diabetes eye problem
Next the eyes are checked for presence of amblyopia. It is important to treat the amblyopia before the surgery for squint. The parents are explained about the importance of this treatment, as their cooperation is very crucial for the success of this treatment.
The squint is treated by surgery of either one or both the eyes. The surgery involves weakening or strengthening of the relevant muscles to restore the balance and to get a good coordination. In some cases with double vision, prisms may be added in the glasses to ease the symptoms.