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Cataract Services

The clouding of the natural crystalline lens and typically occurs because of ageing, although other reasons may be prolonged use of steroids, exposure to ultra violet and associated health problems like diabetes and eye injuries.

Surgery is the only known effective treatment for cataract removal. All cataract surgeries are aimed at removal of the cloudy natural lens and replacing it with an Intra Ocular Lens(IOL).

At Vasan Eye Care Hospitals Phacoemulsification is performed ( No stitch surgery) and a foldable IOL is inserted. There are multiple IOL choices available for the surgery which are best decided upon examination by our Ophthalmologists.

Refractive Surgery Services

Laser vision correction can correct myopia (short sight) upto -9.00 D, Hyperopia (long sight) upto +6.00 D, and astigmatism upto 6.00 D. LASIK procedure corrects the refractive errors to great accuracy and provides best quality of vision by additionally correcting the optical aberration of the eye.

Vasan Eye Care Hospitals are equipped with the advanced software system for laser vision correction in which the treatment can be personalized for each eye of the patient.

Intra Ocular Surgeries: Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) corrects higher degree of refractive error which cannot be done by laser treatments.

Refractive lens exchange: Here, the natural crystalline lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial Intra ocular lens (IOL) to achieve sharper focus, rarely it is opted for young people with very high powers.

We always recommend that you consider this, as a mere information and consult your Opthalmologist for apprpriate action.

Cornea Services

The Cornea departments across the Vasan Eye Care Hospital network offer cutting edge technologies at affordable cost to the patients. The latest techniques in Corneal Transplantation like Lamellar Keratoplasty (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty and Endothelial Keratoplasty) are performed with good quality tissues. In patients not suitable for these procedures penetrating keratoplasty can be done. Instruments available : Keratometer,Corneal topographer, Specular microscope.

Our hospital at Saidapet, Chennai is the nodal center for referrals for Corneal diseases like Keratoconus, Bullous Keratopathy, Corneal dystrophy and Infectious Keratitis.

Glaucoma Services

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which exhibits a typical optic neuropathy which results in progressive visual field loss.The most important risk factor is raised intraocular pressure. Risk factors for glaucoma include age above 40 years, diabetes, myopia, mature cataract, trauma, certain retinal diseases and a family history of glaucoma.

At Vasan Eye Care hospitals the patient is investigated thoroughly with use a of Perimetry, Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) and then the treatment is personalised to the patient to maintain his vision and quality of life.

Retina Services

Retina is the neurosensory layer of the eye which is present inside and at the back of the eye. It is on this layer that an image seen by the eye is formed, which is converted to nerve signals and transferred to the brain. Hence person with a normal eye but with a retina disease will have poor vision. The common disease affecting the retina are:

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR): A common vascular retinal disease affecting about 40% of type 1 diabetics and 20% of type 2 diabetics. Treatment for DR includes Laser photocoagulation, Intra ocular injections (Avastin) and Surgical Treatment.

Retinal Detachment (RD): An eye disorder in which the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue and can lead to vision loss and blindness. It is a medical emergency. RD can occur due to a hole, tear, or break in the retina or inflammation and trauma.

At Vasan Eye Care Hospital we perform advanced retinal surgeries (with 23 gauge instruments and Alcon Accurus vitrectomy machine) to do achieve good postoperative results in patients.


Paediatric Ophthalmology and Squint Services

We provide treatment for an extensive range of paediatric eye problems such as sight-threatening conditions like paediatric glaucoma, cataract and congenital opacities of the cornea.

We also have comprehensive services in:

  • The management of squint, double vision and other disorders of eye alignment
  • The management of amblyopia or lazy eyes
  • Refraction in young children using eyedrops
  • General eye problems such as eye sore, allergic conjunctivitis and lumps on the eyelids
  • Providing paediatric ophthalmology consultation to doctors in the paediatric departments.

Oculoplasty Services

A cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgery of the eye. It manages and repairs problems primarily related to the tissues or structures surrounding the eye, rather than the eyeball itself. These structures include the eyelids, the tear ducts, and the orbit (bony socket surrounding the eye).

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelift, removes excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids and excess fat in the lower lids. The procedure can also be done on just the upper or lower eyelids. It may be accompanied by an eyebrow lift and cheek lift as well. This procedure is done for cosmetic beautification.

Uveitis

Symptoms are inflammation, light sensitivity, blurring of vision, pain, redness of the eye and floaters. Causes of uveitis include infections, Immune-related diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's disease etc, severe injury to the other eye and also due to some unknown causes.

We investigate patients with uveitis in depth and treat according to the cause of the disease.The treatment will be aimed at treating the underlying cause of disease, relieving pain and discomfort, preventing the loss of sight from the disease and its complications such as glaucoma, macular edema and scarring of the retina. Steroids are given as eyedrops or sometimes as tablets especially in severe cases to reduce inflammation.

With treatment, the disease can be controlled and vision preserved.

Neuro-Ophthalmology

A branch of Ophthalmology that deals with diseases of the eye in relation to the nervous system. These fall into two main groups:

Optic Nerve Diseases

The optic nerve is the only nerve in the body that can be directly examined by a doctor. It connects the eye to the brain. The optic nerve can be affected by:

  • Inflammation is normally indicated by the rapid onset of the loss of vision and colour vision associated with pain behind the eyes occurring especially during eye movements. Blood investigations and a MRI may be necessary to rule out connective tissue disease and multiple sclerosis. Treatment is with steroids.
  • Ischaemia (a stroke of the optic nerve), Most commonly related to hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and smoking and treatment is usually directed at controlling them
  • Compression occurs due to a growth and exhibits slow, progressive, painless visual loss which is usually apparent on CT scan or MRI.
  • Raised intracranial pressure can occur as a headache with early morning nausea or vomiting, transient loss of vision, or weakness or loss of balance. A CT Scan or MRI imaging and a lumbar puncture to obtain cerebrospinal fluid is usually necessary for analysis
  • Trauma

Eye Movement Disorders

These disorders present as double vision, blurred vision or 'Unstable' (shaky) vision and usually occurs due to the following

  • Local (orbital) disease causing restriction of movement.
  • Disease affecting the nerves to the muscles causing weakness.
  • Diseases affecting the transmission of signals between nerve and muscle.
  • Diseases of the muscle.
  • Diseases affecting portions of the brain that control movement.

The vision in each eye (when tested separately) is often normal but abnormal when both eyes are used. The patients will also have giddiness, unsteady gait, headaches or weakness involving other parts of the body.

Eye movement disorders that occur suddenly require urgent medical attention to rule out serious conditions such as a rupture of blood vessels supplying the brain. Investigation and treatment is directed at the cause of the eye movement disorder.

Vision Rehabilitation Services

The program aims to aid those with permanent impairment lead independent lives and is based on the individual's nature of impairment and their available support facilities.

Our programme assist persons with permanent visual impairment through a variety of training programs for life skills as well in the use of assistive devices.

Services offered for children: (0 to 15 years) include Parental counselling, Educational guidance, Training in independent living skills, Early Intervention, Environment modifications, Training in using computer assistive software, Supportive services, Children's Library, Referral and Follow up.

Services offered for adults and elderly (16+ age groups) include Individual counselling, Educational guidance, Vocational guidance and placement, Training in independent living skills, Environment modifications, Training in using computer assistive software, Supportive services, Referral and Follow up.

Computer Vision Syndrome Clinic

"The complex of eye and vision problems which are experienced by computer users".The vision problems at computers result in visual inefficiencies and in eye-related symptoms. The causes for the inefficiencies and the visual symptoms are individual vision disorders and/or poor visual ergonomics.

The most common problems faced by computer users are;

  • Eye strain / eye tiredness,
  • Headaches and Blurred vision,
  • Dry / irritated eyes and Burning sensation,
  • Neck / back aches,
  • High light sensitivity, After images and Double vision

What can i do to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome?

  • Stop periodically to blink, stretch and look away from the computer screen.
  • Sit approximately 24 inches away from the screen;
  • Use of anti reflective filter would be a good choice for CRT monitors
  • Keep an adequate text size so that you can comfortably view
  • Check your posture from time to time to reduce neck, shoulder and wrist pains.
  • After every 20 minutes of work look away from the screen for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use artificial tears to lubricate your eyes periodically, prefer the use of preservative free tears.
  • Do eye exercises like Close eyelids and roll the eyes behind your closed lids once clockwise & once anti clockwise

Services offered for children: (0 to 15 years) include Parental counselling, Educational guidance, Training in independent living skills, Early Intervention, Environment modifications, Training in using computer assistive software, Children's Library, Referral and Follow up.

Services offered for adults and elderly (16+ age groups) include Individual counselling, Educational guidance, Vocational guidance and placement, Training in independent living skills, Environment modifications, Training in using computer assistive software, Supportive services, Referral and Follow up.

The vision problems of computer users are very real, they are very prevalent and we know most of the bases for the problems. The visual symptoms can largely be resolved with proper management of the environment and by providing proper visual care for the computer worker.

Contact Lenses

Enhances the vision of the the wearer by reducing spectacle aberrations and increasing the visual field, thus giving a natural vision

Standard Contact lenses : These lenses are available as spherical lenses and toric lenses which can be used everyday for about 8 hours and should be replaced every year.

Disposable contact lenses : These latest generation lenses are available as spherical and toric contact lenses which can be disposed as either quarterly, monthly, fortnightly, weekly or on a daily basis.

Cosmetic contact lenses : As the name suggests, these lenses are worn to enhance cosmetic appearance by changing the eye color.

Bifocal contact lenses : These lenses correct presbyopia by correcting both distance vision and near vision by a single pair of contact lenses.

Semi soft contact lenses :These lenses are specially designed to match the patient's corneal contour thereby resulting in a shaper and clearer vision.

Optical Services

Cutting Edge - Eye wear

At, all our hospitals, we've an in-house dedicated Optical Outlet that showcases 1000+ options of brand and non- brand spectacle frames. The conventional and stylish frames to match the young and old generation next to have an outlook of style and functionality has been synergised in the portfolio of frames displayed.

Personalised care is given to every patient prescription by suggesting on the best lense which would give them a total clarity in vision, taking into account their budget. Apart from this, we also showcases select brands of Sunglasses in its portfolio. A wide range of stylish but economical sunglass for the young generation is also being introduced.