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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is primarily hereditary in nature and can develop in any age group, even though norms suggest it happens in elderly people than younger ones. It is a heterogeneous disorder which leads to progressive loss of mid-peripheral visual functionality and blindness. In simpler words, the aqueous humor is the eye’s drainage system. If the drainage system works properly, then fluid drains out and buildup is prevented. In cases of glaucoma, the drainage system becomes clogged and the intraocular fluid cannot drain, leading to pressure within the eye becoming higher. The high intraocular pressure damages the sensitive optic nerves and results in irreversible loss of vision. The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain and the nerve fibers from the retina. There are millions of nerves that run from the retina to the optic disk. When the fluid pressure increases to a point where it damages the nerve fibers, it begins to die. Sankara Jyoti Eye Institute has the best glaucoma specialist in Kolkata who have extensive experience in treating patients with Glaucoma. Glaucoma should not be treated lightly as it can extensively damage the eye as explained above and even lead to blindness.

Refractive Surgery – LASIK -

Eye Hospital in New Town

Do you have problems for near sightedness or far sightedness i.e you cannot read from close or you cannot see a little far. It means you are suffering from Myopia or Hyperopia. Refractive surgery deals with common problems of the eye which are near sightedness (myopia), far sightedness (hyperopia). Every person having these kind of eye problems complaint that their near vision has become an issue as they have difficulty in reading or there are complaints that the farther vision gets blurred and people are unable to see far away things within a reasonable distance. These kinds of issues need to be treated to prevent further deterioration of the vision. Sankara Jyoti Eye Hospital in New Town does LASIK Surgery which is considered to be one of the state of the art surgery procedures to treat refractive errors. LASIK is the acronym for laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis. The name refers to the use of a laser to reshape the cornea without invading the neighbouring cell layers. LASIK is currently the most commonly performed refractive surgery in the United States and in India.

Cataract

Cataract is perhaps the most common thing which occurs in all individuals. Though it develops mainly for elderly people but can also develop in children and adults. Cataract prohibits the eye to have a sharp image on the retina as the light passing through the lens gets scattered. As a result vision gets blurred. Patients should not leave cataracts unattended as it will lead to further complications with vision getting totally blurred. A matured cataract can be threatening to the vision as it gets harder as compared to a soft cataract. The cataract should be surgically removed.

 
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