MediMantra provides all-inclusive ophthalmology packages that can treat all kind of eye related problems ranging from routine eye examination to other conditions of the eye and surrounding structures. Our team of ophthalmologists specializes in medical and surgical eye disease. Moreover, hospitals available in our network are fully equipped with state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic equipments for treating glaucoma, cataracts, corneal and external diseases, aesthetics, paediatric ophthalmic diseases and disorders.
Cataracts and Glaucoma are two degenerative eye diseases that can cause permanent vision loss. Both of these eye diseases occur as a natural part of the aging process but have distinct symptoms.
Cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which changes the entry of the light into the eye. With natural aging, the protein clumps disturbs the passage of the protein and affects the old cells thereby causing cataract. In Cataract Surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility.
While glaucoma is the damaging of the optic nerve due to the intense pressure build up on the inside of the eye. If the pressure is not treated, the optic nerve can cause permanent blindness. This eye disease can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods.
The corneal transplant is done to replace the ‘cornea with tissue’ from the donor. The donor of the corneal transplant is a person who has died in recent past. Did you know after a series of tests and evaluation, the tissue can be used for the surgery? Penetrating Keratoplasty is the most common form of corneal transplant. The surgery is done by removing the small round piece of the cornea and then sewing the donated tissue into the opening of the cornea. Another popular medical technique for corneal transplantation is called the Lamellar Keratoplasty where instead of removing all the layers of the cornea, only the inner or the outer layers can be treated.
Intraocular lens implant is a surgical procedure to treat the cataract. The surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing them with the artificial lens called IOL, or intraocular lens. An IOL is a clear, plastic lens that can easily be made a permanent part of your eye after the surgery. It is a safer way to restore the vision and does not have any complications in the surgery. Another option is to wear the lenses, but since the contact lens can be difficult for most people, opting for surgery is a better option.
Pterygium removal surgery eliminates the abnormal tissue from the cornea and sclera. The older technique used for removing pterygium used to leave a bare hole in then conjunctiva from where the pterygium was removed. But this traditional surgery was not that effective as it resulted in a high rate of pterygium regrowth. The latest technological advancements in pterygium removal surgery have cleared the former glitches. In the new surgery procedure, stitches have been removed altogether as it uses a special kind of surgical glue made from clotting proteins found in human blood. The procedure involves removing the pterygium and replacing it with the tissue.
Squinting or strabismus is the misalignment of the eyes which causes diplopia in adult patients and amblyopia in children. This usually happens because of the abnormalities of the neuromuscular control of the eye movement or because of the disorder of the external ocular muscles. Different surgical approaches are used for correcting residual or recurrent strabismus. The nature of the surgery is such that it can be done after general anesthesia and do not require hours of surgery. During the surgery, the surgeon either loosens or tightens the other muscles to make the eye appear straight.