The basic tests that the patients are likely to encounter during a routine eye examination includes visual acuity testing, refraction (Estimation of power of spectacles of individual), Slit lamp examination, tonometry, dilated retinal examination and other necessary tests, which are prescribed according to the condition of the patient's eye.It may take 1 to 2 hours for a complete eye examination.
Dilating drops are drops that are put into the patient's eye to make the pupils bigger in order to get a better view of the internal structures of the eye. The pupil is like a window to the inside of the eye which is opened wider by the dilating drops. Dilating drops usually take about 20 to 45 minutes to start working. While the dilating drops are instilled, you will be sensitive to light (because more light is getting into your eye) and may notice difficulty in focusing on objects up close. Once the drops have taken effect, the doctor will use a variety of instruments and light sources to look inside the eyes.
Dilatation is very important for people with risk factors for eye disease, because it allows for the most thorough evaluation of the health of the inside of your eyes. After your eyes are dilated, your vision will be blurred for 6-8 hours and you may not be able to see normally. You may require someone to take you back home and advised not to drive.
If the patient has a condition which requires surgery, he or she is advised the necessary treatment and is sent to the counseling department. The patient can clarify doubts regarding the surgery, facilities, charges and insurance claims. Patients can book an appointment for surgery in the counseling department.
Green laser and PASCAL laser are used to treat diabetic retinopathy, branch vein occlusions and retinal tears/holes when needed.
Delivery system: slit lamp or indirect ophthalmoscopy
PDT laser is used to treat polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy