Expert Ophthalmological Care- Path To The World Of Clear Vision
Welcome to Chord Road's Ophthalmology department, where we provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. Our dedicated team of ophthalmologists specializes in various sub-departments within Ophthalmology to meet your specific needs. At Chord Road, your vision is our priority. Trust our qualified ophthalmologists and advanced treatments to deliver exceptional eye care tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards better eye health by exploring our comprehensive range of services.
Cornea and External Diseases
We offer advanced diagnostics and treatments for common corneal conditions such as infections and dry eye syndrome. Our expertise includes corneal transplant procedures, and we provide comprehensive post-operative care to ensure optimal healing and visual outcomes.
Common corneal conditions and diseases treated
- Corneal infections
- Dry eye syndrome
- Corneal dystrophies
- Corneal abrasions
- Corneal ulcers
- Corneal trauma
- Corneal scars
- Corneal degenerations
- Corneal edema
- Slit-lamp examination: A microscope to examine the cornea and other eye structures in detail.
- Corneal topography: Mapping the cornea's shape to assess irregularities.
- Specular microscopy: Assessing the corneal endothelium's health and density.
- Tear film evaluation: Testing tear production and quality.
- Corneal pachymetry: Measuring corneal thickness.
- Fluorescein staining: Detecting corneal abrasions or ulcers.
- Medications: Eye drops or ointments to treat infections, inflammation, or dry eye.
- Artificial tears: Lubricating eye drops for dry eye relief.
- Antibiotics or antivirals: Treating corneal infections.
- Corneal transplantation: Surgical replacement of damaged or diseased cornea.
- Amniotic membrane grafting: Application of amniotic membrane to promote healing.
- Limbal stem cell transplantation: Restoring corneal surface in cases of limbal stem cell deficiency.
Corneal transplant procedures and post-operative care
- Corneal transplant (keratoplasty): Explanation of the surgical procedure to replace a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy donor cornea.
- Pre-operative preparations: Assessing the patient's suitability for transplant, discussing risks and benefits, and providing instructions for preparation.
- Surgical procedure: Description of the different types of corneal transplant techniques, such as penetrating keratoplasty or endothelial keratoplasty.
- Post-operative care: Information on medication management, eye patching, and follow-up visits. Emphasis on the importance of proper hygiene, avoiding eye trauma, and adherence to medication schedules. stoperative pain management and monitoring are provided to ensure optimal recovery and minimize neurological complications.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial. Our Glaucoma services focus on diagnosing and treating this progressive eye disease. We offer various treatment options, including eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery, to manage intraocular pressure and preserve your vision.
Causes, symptoms, and risk factors of glaucoma
- Causes: Increased intraocular pressure, impaired fluid drainage, optic nerve damage
- Symptoms: Gradual loss of peripheral vision, tunnel vision, blurred vision, eye pain, halos around lights
- Risk factors: Age, family history, ethnicity, high eye pressure, thin corneas, certain medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure)
- Eye drops: Medications to lower intraocular pressure and preserve vision.
- Laser therapy: Procedures like selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) or laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) to improve fluid drainage.
- Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS): Procedures like trabecular meshwork bypass or drainage device implantation.
- Filtering surgery (trabeculectomy): Creating a new drainage channel to reduce eye pressure.
- Cyclophotocoagulation: Using laser or cryotherapy to reduce fluid production.
- Drainage implant surgery: Placing a small tube to drain excess fluid.
Importance of regular eye exams and early detection
- Explanation of glaucoma as a "silent thief of sight": Highlighting the progressive nature of the disease and the potential for irreversible vision loss.
- Stressing the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams: Encouraging individuals to schedule routine eye exams to detect glaucoma early.
- Early detection and treatment: Educating on the benefits of early intervention in managing glaucoma progression and preserving vision.
- High-risk groups and risk factors: Identifying individuals with a higher risk of developing glaucoma, such as those with a family history or certain medical conditions.
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
We specialize in caring for children's eye health. Our dedicated team addresses common conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) using specialized diagnostic techniques and tailored treatment approaches. We provide valuable information for parents/guardians to recognize signs of eye problems in their children.
Common eye conditions in children
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes)
- Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism)
- Congenital cataracts
- Ptosis (drooping eyelid)
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Eye infections in infants
Specialized diagnostic and treatment approaches
- Visual acuity testing: Assessing vision in children using age-appropriate methods.
- Cycloplegic refraction: Determining accurate refractive error measurements.
- Amblyopia treatment: Patching the stronger eye to strengthen the weaker eye.
- Strabismus management: Corrective glasses, eye exercises, or surgery to realign the eyes.
- Retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment: Monitoring and managing vision problems in premature infants.
- Pediatric cataract surgery: Removing cataracts and providing corrective lenses if necessary.
Recognizing signs of eye problems in children
- Common eye conditions in children: Providing information on conditions like amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (misaligned eyes), refractive errors, or congenital eye diseases.
- Signs and symptoms: Educating parents/guardians about signs of eye problems, such as frequent eye rubbing, squinting, poor visual tracking, or abnormal eye alignment.
- Importance of early intervention: Stressing the significance of seeking professional evaluation and treatment to prevent long-term vision problems or developmental delays.
- Encouraging regular pediatric eye exams: Advising parents/guardians to schedule routine eye exams for children, especially during critical developmental stages.
Neurological conditions can affect vision, requiring specialized care. Our Neuro-Ophthalmology services focus on evaluating and managing visual disorders related to neurological conditions. We emphasize coordinated care between neurologists and ophthalmologists to provide comprehensive treatment.
Intersection between neurology and ophthalmology
- Evaluation and management of visual disturbances related to neurological conditions
- Optic neuropathies
- Visual field defects
- Double vision (diplopia)
- Optic neuritis
- Neurological causes of vision loss
Evaluation and management
- Comprehensive neuro-ophthalmic examination: Assessing visual function and evaluating neurological causes.
- Visual field testing: Mapping peripheral vision to detect defects.
- Neuroimaging: Imaging techniques like MRI or CT scans to assess brain and optic nerve abnormalities.
- Treatment of underlying neurological conditions: Collaborating with neurologists to manage conditions affecting vision, such as multiple sclerosis or brain tumors.
- Vision rehabilitation: Assisting patients in adapting to visual changes and optimizing functional vision.
Importance of coordinated care between neurologists and ophthalmologists
- Explanation of the complex relationship between the visual system and the nervous system: Describing how neurological conditions can impact vision.
- Collaborative approach: Highlighting the importance of communication and coordination between neurologists and ophthalmologists in diagnosing and managing neuro-ophthalmic conditions.
- Comprehensive evaluation: Emphasizing the need for thorough neurological and ophthalmic examinations to assess visual symptoms and underlying causes.
- Coordinated treatment plans: Advocating for joint decision-making and a multidisciplinary approach to provide optimal care for patients with neuro-ophthalmic conditions.
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Enhance your appearance and address functional concerns with our Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery services. Our experienced surgeons perform procedures such as eyelid and facial rejuvenation, including blepharoplasty and brow lift. We provide before and after photos of previous patients to showcase our expertise and results.
Procedures for eyelid and facial rejuvenation, including blepharoplasty and brow lift
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Brow lift
- Eyelid reconstruction
- Ptosis repair
- Tear duct surgery
- Removal of eyelid tumors or lesions
- Eyelid rejuvenation procedures
- Blepharoplasty: Removing excess eyelid skin or fat for functional or aesthetic improvement.
- Ptosis repair: Correcting droopy eyelids to restore normal vision and appearance.
- Brow lift: Elevating the eyebrows to address sagging or hooding.
- Eyelid reconstruction: Restoring eyelid function and appearance after trauma or tumor removal.
- Orbital surgery: Addressing orbital fractures or tumors.
- Eyelid malposition correction: Repairing eyelids turned inwards (entropion) or outwards (ectropion).
Post Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Care
- Detailed information on the recovery process after ophthalmic plastic surgery procedures such as blepharoplasty or brow lift.
Post-operative instructions: Providing guidelines on wound care, medication usage, and follow-up visits.
Managing discomfort and swelling: Offering tips for reducing post-operative discomfort and swelling, including cold compresses and head elevation.
Potential complications and warning signs: Educating patients on signs of infection, excessive bleeding, or other complications that warrant immediate medical attention.
Emphasizing the importance of adherence to post-operative care instructions for optimal healing and desired aesthetic outcomes.
Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of contact lenses. Our Contact Lens services offer a wide range of options, including daily disposables and Toric lenses for astigmatism. Our experts guide you through the fitting process, ensuring personalized lens selection. We provide essential information on proper care and maintenance for optimal eye health.
Different types of contact lenses and their uses
- Daily disposables: Single-use lenses discarded after each use
- Toric lenses: Correct astigmatism and provide clear vision
- Multifocal lenses: Correct both near and distance vision for presbyopia
- Extended wear lenses: Designed for overnight wear
- Colored contact lenses: Change the color of the eyes for cosmetic purposes
- Rigid gas-permeable lenses: Provide sharp vision and are suitable for certain eye conditions
Fitting process and personalized lens selection
- Comprehensive eye examination: Evaluating eye health and determining suitability for contact lenses.
- Corneal measurements: Assessing corneal curvature and size for proper lens fitting.
- Trial lenses: Trying different types and brands of contact lenses to find the most comfortable and effective option.
- Prescription determination: Determining the correct lens power and type for vision correction.
- Lens care and hygiene education: Providing instructions on lens insertion, removal, cleaning, and storage.
- Follow-up visits: Monitoring lens fit and vision, making adjustments if needed.
Contact lens care and maintenance
- Proper hygiene practices: Highlighting the significance of handwashing before handling contact lenses and avoiding water exposure while wearing them.
- Cleaning and disinfection: Explaining the steps involved in cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses using appropriate solutions.
- Lens storage and replacement: Providing guidance on the proper storage of lenses in a clean case and the importance of regular replacement as recommended.
- Avoiding contact lens-related complications: Educating users about the risks of improper lens care, such as eye infections or corneal damage.
- Regular follow-up visits: Encouraging routine check-ups with an eye care professional to ensure the lenses fit well and maintain ocular health.