The department of Ophthalmology at PRK Hospitals aims at best ophthalmic care and services to patients. We provide all kinds of guidance and care for any type of eye disorders. The department of Ophthalmology deals with treatment of diseases like Glaucoma, cataract, muscular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy etc.
We assure expert consolation and accurate diagnosis for the easy recovery of our patients. We offer comprehensive range of surgical and medical eye care for preservation, protection, restoration and enhancement of vision for all aged patients.
We offer eye care related service which include:
- Routine eye checkup
- Cataract Surgery
- LASIK for spectacle removal
- Glaucoma screening
- Diabetic retinopathy screening
- Trauma care
- Neuro Ophthalmology
- Muscular degeneration
- Ocular Oncology
- Oculoplasty Facial
- Computer Vision Syndrome
What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that deals with the diagnosis of eye related diseases. Ophthalmologists also use medications like laser therapy, surgeries and few otherdepending on the patient’s situation.
What happens in your first visit to Ophthalmologists?
When you meet an Ophthalmologist for the first time he will perform eye examination, and suggest few tests if needed. The tests include:
- Visual acuity
- Ocular tonometry
- Slit lamp examination
- Retina examination
Subspecialties of Ophthalmology:
- The cornea
- The Retina
- Refractive Surgery
- Neuro Ophthalmology
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Ocular oncology
Ophthalmologists offer the service like screening and treatment for common eye diseases, spectacle and contact lens prescription Evaluation of visual loss and diagnosis etc. Many eye problems are related to certain medical conditions and being a multi-specialty hospital, we refer our patients to other specialties for evaluation and comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Cataracts are a cloudiness of the eye’s lens as a result of aging, or other factors like injury or certain medications. The cloudiness causes worsened vision.
Eyeglasses or contact lenses can help clear up your vision with early-stage cataracts. However, if the cataract is affecting your vision enough to affect your daily lifestyle, you may need cataract surgery. See an ophthalmologist if you are experiencing cloudiness in your vision.
When you have diabetes, your body does not use or store glucose properly. This can cause damage to your retina’s blood vessels over time, leading to bleeding and other changes inside the eye, which can ultimately cause vision loss. It is essential to see an ophthalmologist when you have chronic conditions like diabetes that may affect the eye. Frequent visits will help to catch and treat diabetic retinopathy early.
Eye injuries are very common and can range from small scratches to chemical burns and vision loss. Even if you feel an eye injury is minor, you should see an eye doctor to get it assessed. Eye injuries can be extremely serious, and it’s better to err on the side of caution. If you notice anything unusual about your eyes, including pain, difficulty seeing, a cut/torn eyelid, blood layered in front of your iris, or unusual pupil sizes, see an eye doctor immediately.
You should have a regular diagnostic eye exam performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist every two to three years. This also depends on your age and whether you have chronic eye problems. Once you are over 50 years of age, you should have an eye exam annually.