As one of the most specialized ocular health practices in India, the Department of Ophthalmology at Manipal Hospitals provides patients with access to expert diagnostics and care that includes interventional procedures and surgery.
The Department of Ophthalmology at Manipal Hospitals is the best eye hospital in Baner, Pune. We can plan hassle-free referrals for this. Once the required consultation, diagnostic test or procedure is completed, we continue your follow-up monitoring at Manipal Hospital, Baner.
We have the best eye doctor in Pune who are expert in performing cataract surgery using the latest technology.
Our eye specialists in Baner, Pune regularly screen your eye for glaucoma on every visit, for early detection and treatment.
From early diabetic changes to complex retinal detachments, our dedicated retina team has you covered.
All complicated cases of corneal diseases are managed by our specialists well trained at LV Prasad Eye Institute.
Good oculoplasty services require both expertise and infrastructure. At Manipal, with the combination of neurosurgery and oculoplasty specialists, we perform complex orbital and facial aesthetic procedures with a multidisciplinary approach.
We also specialize in treating various paediatric eye problems.
Commonly found in older people, a cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that can cause blurry vision, faded colour and night blindness. Cataract surgery is a procedure done to remove the clouding and restore vision to normalcy. It is a fairly common procedure and is done with little to no complication in a majority of cases.
Healthy vision is important to lead a good quality life. Ophthalmology is a medical speciality which focuses on the care and management of diseases and disorders of the eye.
Comprehensive Eye Care: We offer complete eye screening for all eye diseases and the right prescription spectacles that suit your needs.
Cataract: A cataract is a dense cloudy layer that forms on the lens of the eyes causing blurred vision. Cataract surgery is performed to replace the cloudy lens with the artificial lens. Cataract surgery has the following advantages:
Micro-incision Cataract Surgery: Micro-incision cataract surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed through a small incision of 1.8mm or less.
Toric Intraocular Lenses: The procedure involves the use of intraocular lenses to correct corneal astigmatism (blurred vision) in patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Multifocal Intraocular Lenses: The procedure improves the visual function. Post-surgery, patients can see comfortably far, intermediate and near distance without wearing spectacles.
Specs Removal: Surgical options to eliminate the use of specs or contact lens includes:
Contoura Vision: This procedure is US-FDA approved and safest of the specs removal procedures. Helpful in the removal of corneal irregularities enhances visual quality and sharpness.
Bladeless LASIK: Also known as all-laser LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis), bladeless LASIK uses femtosecond laser instead of a blade. This procedure provides a sharper and clearer vision; the procedure is quick with faster recovery and is safe.
Implantable Collamer Lens: This is an artificial lens implanted permanently in the eye to treat near as well as farsightedness.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a degenerative disease in which abnormally high pressure in your eye damages the optic nerve (optic neuropathy) and may cause blindness. Regular screening for glaucoma helps in early detection and treatment. Some of the diagnostic procedures for screening and monitoring of glaucoma include:
Applanation Tonometry: This procedure involves the measurement of intraocular pressure (the measurement of fluid pressure in the eye).
Humphrey’s Visual Field: This procedure involves the measurement of the entire area of peripheral vision. Also helpful in diagnosing certain neurological conditions.
Optic Disc Photo: This procedure detects the structural damage to the optic nerve head.
Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis of Optic Nerve: This procedure is a non-invasive imaging technique that involves the measurement of the thickness of layers of the retina.
Retina: Retina plays a vital role in sending neural signals to the brain for visual recognition. Regular screening of the retina is very important especially if you are diabetic.
Fundus screening: Images of the retina are captured by a digital fundus camera. These images help in understanding the characteristics of diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina due to high blood glucose levels) such as a build-up of fluid in the macula (macular oedema) and microaneurysms (early changes of diabetic retinopathy).
Diabetic Retina screening: Specialised digital photography is used to document changes that could affect eyesight.
Intravitreal Injections: An intravitreal injection is administered into the vitreous (jelly-like fluid inside your eye). This procedure is used to treat eye problems.
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP): When retinal blood vessels in a premature infant develop abnormally, retinopathy of prematurity occurs. It may cause blindness if the severity of ROP is high causing detachment of the retina from the eyes.
Fluorescein Angiography and Retinal Photography*: Blood flow in the retina is documented using a special camera.
Optical Coherence Tomography: High-resolution cross-sectional images of the retina are documented using optical coherence tomography.
Retinal Reattachment Surgery: Options for retinal reattachment surgery are as follows.
Pneumatic Retinopexy: Air or gas bubbles are injected into the eye which pushes the retina towards the wall of the eye so that it attaches to the wall of the eye.
Scleral Buckling: Silicon material is sutured to the sclera (white of the eye). This procedure indents the surface of the eye.
Vitrectomy: After surgically removing the vitreous, space is filled with air, gas or silicone oil to flatten the retina.
Cornea: The disease of cornea causes foggy or blurry vision, scarring, distorted vision, and blindness.
PentaCam: The corneal surface is analysed using pentacam especially during refractive and cataract surgery.
Keratoconus treatments: Keratoconus which is a progressive eye disease causes thinning of the cornea and becomes irregular in shape. Besides blurred vision, it also causes progressive nearsightedness and irregular astigmatism. Treatment options for progressive keratoconus include:
Custom soft contact lenses
Gas permeable contact lenses
"Piggybacking" contact lenses
Hybrid contact lenses
Scleral and semi-scleral lenses
Topography-guided conductive keratoplasty
Corneal Transplants: Also known as penetrating keratoplasty, a corneal transplant is the only viable option in case of advanced keratoconus.
Corneal Stem Cell Transplants: Corneal stem cell transplantation is used in the management of the ocular surface disorder. A limbal graft from a donor cornea is implanted into the patient’s cornea.
Oculoplasty: Also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery, oculoplasty is done to improve the function and appearance of the eye and its surrounding structures.
Lacrimal Surgery: Also known as tear duct surgery, lacrimal surgery focuses on the reconstruction of the tear ducts system. Treatment option includes:
Tear duct bypass surgery
Tear duct bypass with implant
Punctal Stenosis and Stents
Facial Aesthetics: Facial aesthetics offer corrective procedures for:
Ptosis and Lid correction: Drooping of the eyelid is a common feature of ptosis which is corrected using an elastic strand of silicone.
Orbital Surgery: Orbital surgery focuses on the management of a variety of complications in the eye socket such as
Eye socket reconstruction
Thyroid eye disease
Asian double eyelid surgery
Thyroid eye disease: Thyroid eye disease involves the inflammation of the eye muscles, eyelids, fatty tissues behind the eye, etc.
Paediatric Eye Care: Children's eyes require special attention. Whether it be specs, squint or pediatric cataracts. Early detection and speciality care can make all the difference.
Paediatric Cataract Surgery: Similar to adult cataract surgery, in children the cataract surgery is performed through a small incision
Squint Correction Surgery: The muscle connected to the eye is surgically detached and repositioned so that the eyes see in the same direction.
Amblyopia Treatment: Amblyopia is a condition in which the brain and the eyes do not work in coordination. Treatment for amblyopia includes
Some of the diagnostic facilities Color vision test (Farnworth-Munsell 100 (FM-100) hue test) Visual field tests Computerized Optic Disc Imaging & Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis (GDX, HRT, OCT) - Electro-diagnostic testing - Corneal topography mapping - Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) - Fluorescein angiography - Specular microscopy - Ocular ultrasound Surgical procedures performed - Cataract removal - Glaucoma surgery - Presbyopia reversal - Keratomileusis - Conductive keratoplasty - Radial keratotomy - Hexagonal keratotomy - LASEK (Laser assisted subepithelial keratomileusis) - LASIK (Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) - Laser thermal keratoplasty - Photorefractive keratectomy - Automated lamellar keratoplasty - Epikeratophakia - Contact lens implants - Anterior ciliary sclerotomy - Scleral reinforcement surgery (to slow down degenerative myopia)
● Age (older people are more likely to have impaired vision) ● Genetic predisposition (family history of color blindness, night blindness and other. disorders) ● Poor nutrition ● Excess UV exposure ● Diabetes
Manipal Hospitals is committed to offering quality, personalized care to its over a long-term relationship that is beneficial to its patients. The advanced technology and expert staff in the Ophthalmology department are a testament to this.
Reach out to us to learn more about maintaining healthy vision and book an appointment with one of our ophthalmology specialists today.