Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens inside the eye – which is normally clear. Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. If they develop in both eyes, one will be more severely affected than the other. A normally clear lens allows light to pass through to the back of the eye, so that the patient can see well-defined images. If a part of the lens becomes opaque light does not pass through easily and the patient’s vision becomes blurry – like looking through cloudy water or a fogged-up window. The more opaque (cloudier) the lens becomes, the worse the person’s vision will be.
Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye rises – if left untreated the patient may lose vision, and even become blind. The disease generally affects both eyes, although one may have more severe signs and symptoms than the other. In other words it is “A disease of the eye characterized by increased intraocular pressure, excavation, and atrophy of the optic nerve; produces defects in the field of vision and eventual blindness.”
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is an important cause of vision loss in people over 50 years or older. It involves damage to the macula which is a small but extremely important area located at the center of the retina responsible for the ability to see fine details clearly. A person with AMD loses the ability to perceive fine details clearly both up close and at a distance.
At Dr. Kothari’s Eye Hospitals, we provide treatment for an extensive range of pediatric eye problems such as sight-threatening conditions like pediatric glaucoma, cataract and congenital opacities of the cornea.
Low Vision Aids
In spite of the best medical /surgical treatment, a patient with severe vision loss may not regain 100% vision. In these circumstances, the patient’s residual vision can be enhanced to near normal levels with the help of LOW VISION AIDS and/ or training. Just as hearing aids, enhance a patient’s hearing ability, low vision aids help patients with compromised vision to see better. VISION ENHANCEMENT CENTRE was set up to alleviate the problems of such individuals with visual impairnment.
The Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty at Sankara Nethralaya deals with the management of diseases and abnormalities of the orbit, eyelids and the lacrimal system. Drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis) is a common problem dealt by this Department. If the lid droop is very severe especially in young children, it can even lead to lazy eye (amblyopia). Hence correction of the condition is essential for functional and cosmetic improvement.
Contact Lens Clinic
Contact lens enhance the vision of the wearer by reducing spectacle aberrations and increasing the visual field, thus giving a natural vision.
Cornea And Refractive Surgery
At Dr Kothari’s Eye Hospital, our doctors have more than 35 years of experience in helping patients get rid of their glasses.
Neuro Ophthalmology Services
Neuro-ophthalmology is an ophthalmic subspeciality that addresses the relationship between the eye and the brain, specifically disorders of the optic nerve, orbit and brain associated with visual symptoms.