All retinal diseases are evaluated and managed. Digital fundus photography, fundus fluorescein angiography, ocular ultrasonography, optical coherence tomography, retinal cryopexy and laser photocoagulation are done as outpatient procedures:
- Digital retinal photography is an ideal tool for documentation and follow up and can also give an accurate assessment of the progression of the disease. Fundus fluorescein angiography is performed on a daily basis in order to diagnose and manage all vascular and neurological abnormalities of the retina. It is an integral part of retinal OPD practice.
- Ocular ultrasonography is a noninvasive investigation performed in some cases for which evaluation is required for retinal tumours, vitreous haemorrhage and intraocular foreign bodies.
- Optical coherence tomography is another noninvasive investigation which can be used to study the cross sectional anatomy of the retina. It is useful in the diagnosis, management and follow up of almost all macular diseases.
- Laser photocoagulation is done on a daily basis with the Zeiss Visulas system. It is used in the management of diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, vascular blocks and many other retinal disorders. Screening of preterm neonates for ROP tretinopathy of prematurity and others for any congenital abnormality and treatment is routinely performed.
- Retinal surgery is well equipped with an Accurus vitrectomy machine, facilities for endolaser and cryopexy, and a wide angle surgical viewing system which is one of the latest innovations in retinal surgery. Retinal surgeries being performed include scleral buckling, pars plena vitrectomy, complicated procedures for retinal detachment, intraocular foreign body removal, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
We are equipped with AMO signature, a higher-end phacoemulsification system which minimizes tissue damage during cataract surgery. Micro Incision Cataract Surgery [MICS] is also available in which the wound size is even smaller. Our department also have Accurus and Storz – Protégé phacoemulsification systems. Intraocular surgery is done with Zeiss OPMI Lumera surgical microscope and the finest titanium surgical instruments. All types of Intra Ocular Lenses [IOL], including foldable IOLs, toric IOLs and multifocal IOLs are routinely inserted with excellent results. Availability of day care surgery (operation without admission) makes it more convenient for the patient. Opening up opaque membranes that sometimes form after cataract surgery can be done in the clinic with YAG Laser.
The Glaucoma Clinic provides comprehensive care for glaucoma patients. Every suspected case of glaucoma undergoes diagnostic tests including pacymetry, applanation tonometry, visual field analysis, gonioscopy, optic disc evaluation, and optical coherence tomography. Patients are managed medically and surgically with regular follow-up. An advanced YAG Laser is used for the treatment of narrow angle and other types of glaucoma.
Amrita Eye Bank
At Amrita Eye Bank, the donor cornea is preserved in MK medium in which nutrition of the cornea can be maintained for 4 days, making corneal transplantation a planned procedure. The state–of–the–art facilities at Amrita Eye Bank include specular microscopy and laminar flow hood.
Amrita LASIK Services
Amrita Lasik Services offers a state of the art LASIK facility. LASIK is a procedure that eliminates the need for wearing glasses or contact lenses for clear vision. It does so by precisely reshaping the cornea with the help of laser. Lasik technology is safe and time-tested. At Amrita Lasik Service, we take every possible effort to make sure that the procedure is perfectly safe for your eyes. The service is offered in association with Carl Zeiss, a world leader in manufacturing high precision optical instruments.
The Squint Clinic provides methodical assessment for diagnosis of various types of squint followed by medical management or surgical treatment.
Ophthalmology Camps - The objective of the camps is to provide free intraocular lens implantation surgery for low-income individuals with cataracts who are unable to afford cataract surgery. Members of the department have shown tremendous dedication in participating in these eye camps. Approximately 50 camps are conducted every year, during which 11,000 patients are seen and 1500 cataract surgeries are performed.
|Dr. Gopal S. Pillai, MD, DNB, FICO, FRCS
Clinical Professor and Head
|Dr. Anuradha S. Rao, MS, DOMS
|Dr. Meenakshi Dhar, MS
|Dr. Anil Radhakrishnan, MS
|Dr. Sujithra H., DO, DNB
Clinical Assistant Professor
|Dr. Natasha Radhakrishnan, MS, DNB, MRCO
Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone Number: 0484 - 2851050/4001050