Opthalmology

Opthalmology

Eye department of Lifeline Hospital, Mumbai offers tertiary care facility to its esteemed patients a complete range of. To impart comprehensive eye care the ophthalmology department uses the state-of-the-art equipments and most current procedures. When your eyes need special treatment, you can turn to our Outpatient Ophthalmology Clinic for convenient and personalized care by well experienced ophthalmic consultants.

An Ophthalmologist (MD) has a medical degree and is licensed to practice medicine and perform surgery. Some ophthalmologists obtain an additional period of subspecialty fellowship training after completing their residencies, such as training in cornea/refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric ophthalmology and retinal surgery.

One of the leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye rises high enough to damage the optic nerve. It cannot be prevented, and vision lost to it cannot be restored. The high eye pressure associated with glaucoma is caused by blockages in the eye’s fluid drains. People at the greatest risk include those who are over the age of 40, diabetic, near-sighted or who have a family history of glaucoma.


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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Specialized care for children and adolescent eye disease

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Laser Eye Surgery

Providing hassle-free normal or near-normal vision for many patients.

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Glasses & Contacts

When eyeglasses and/or contacts may be a solution.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Total eye care, from examinations and vision correction to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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Cornea & External Disease

Specializing in diseases of the eye’s external surface and cornea.

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Retina

Treating the leading cause of blindness in adults in the United States.

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Glaucoma

Diagnosing and managing primary, secondary and complicated glaucoma in patients of all ages.

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Neuro-Ophthalmology

Caring for patients with vision problems related to the nervous system.

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Ophthalmic Oncology

Offering the latest methods of treatment which may be used to save the eye.

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Uveitis

A serious condition, which left untreated, can lead to damaged eyesight or blindness.

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Cosmetic & Reconstructive Procedures

Life-enhancing treatments to help you feel and look your best.

An Ophthalmologist (MD) has a medical degree and is licensed to practice medicine and perform surgery. Some ophthalmologists obtain an additional period of subspecialty fellowship training after completing their residencies, such as training in cornea/refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric ophthalmology and retinal surgery.

What is glaucoma?

One of the leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye rises high enough to damage the optic nerve. It cannot be prevented, and vision lost to it cannot be restored. The high eye pressure associated with glaucoma is caused by blockages in the eye’s fluid drains. People at the greatest risk include those who are over the age of 40, diabetic, near-sighted or who have a family history of glaucoma.

What is cataract? Who is at risk for developing them ?

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens in the front of the eye. Cataracts are caused by a chemical change in the eye, and cause blurred or distorted vision. People at risk for developing cataracts are over 55 years old, have had eye injuries or disease, have a family history of cataracts, smoke cigarettes or use certain medications.

Are there symptoms associated witn cataracts ?

There is no pain associated with the condition, but there are several symptoms that indicate failing vision due to cataracts. These include:

  • Blurred/hazy vision
  • Spots in front of the eye(s)
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • A feeling of “film” over the eye(s)
  • A temporary improvement in near vision

What is dry eye ?

“Dry eye” is the term for when your eyes are insufficiently moisturized, either because they do not produce enough tears or because the tears have an improper chemical composition. It often occurs during the natural aging process, but it can also form as a result of eyelid or blinking problems, certain medications (oral contraceptives, antidepressants), climate (low humidity, wind, dust), injury, and various health problems.

What are the symtoms of Dry- Eye?

Symptoms Include :

  • Irritated, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable or red eyes
  • A burning sensation or feeling of something foreign in your eyes
  • Blurred vision

How is Dry-Eye Treated?

Treatment for dry eye can take many forms. Non-surgical methods include blinking exercises, increasing humidity at home or work, and use of artificial tears or moisturizing ointment. If these methods fail, small plugs may be inserted in the corners of the eyes to limit tear drainage, or the drainage tubes in the eyes may be surgically closed.

What are the safety measures for eye care at home ?

  • Select games and toys that are appropriate for your child’s age and responsibility level.
  • Provide adequate supervision and instruction when your children are handling potentially dangerous items, such as pencils, scissors and pen knives. Be aware that even common household items such as paper clips, elastic cords, wire coat hangers, rubber bands can cause serious eye injury.
  • Avoid projectile toys such as darts and bows and arrows. They are extremely dangerous.
  • Keep all chemicals and sprays out of reach of small children.
  • Do not allow children to ignite fireworks or stand near others who are doing so. All fireworks are potentially dangerous for children of any age.
  • Demonstrate the use of protective eyewear to children by always wearing protective eyewear yourself while using tools, hammering on metal, etc.

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