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THE only thing which we have more than others, is
“TIME for PATIENT listening to our CLIENTS"


OUR AIM “TRUTHFUL & TRANSPARENT OPINION"
OUR VISION “HIGH QUALITY at Affordable cost"
OUR MOTTO= TREATMENT with LOVE and COMPASSION

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If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of your eye. Other procedures involve implanting a lens inside your eye. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), where a laser is used to reshape the cornea.

For people who are nearsighted, certain refractive surgery techniques will reduce the curvature of a cornea that is too steep so that the eye's focusing power is lessened. Images that are focused in front of the retina, due to a longer eye or steep corneal curve, are pushed closer to or directly onto the retina following surgery.

Farsighted people will have refractive surgery procedures that achieve a steeper cornea to increase the eye's focusing power. Images that are focused beyond the retina, due to a short eye or flat cornea, will be pulled closer to or directly onto the retina after surgery.

Astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery techniques that selectively reshape portions of an irregular cornea to make it smooth and symmetrical. The result is that images focus clearly on the retina rather than being distorted due to light scattering through an irregularly shaped cornea.

Refractive surgery might be a good option for you if you:

Want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses;
Are free of eye disease;
Accept the inherent risks and potential side effects of the procedure;
Understand that you could still need glasses or contacts after the procedure to achieve your best vision;
Have an appropriate refractive error.
There is no universally-accepted, best method for correcting refractive errors. The best option for you should be decided after a thorough examination and discussion with your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.). If you are considering refractive surgery, you and your Eye M.D. can discuss your lifestyle and vision needs to determine the most appropriate procedure for you.

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LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a popular surgery used to correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.

All laser vision correction surgeries work by reshaping the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. LASIK is one of a number of different surgical techniques used to reshape the cornea.

What Are the Advantages of LASIK Eye Surgery?
LASIK has many benefits, including:
It works! It corrects vision. Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after LASIK. An enhancement can further increase this number.
LASIK is associated with very little pain due to the numbing drops that are used.
Vision is corrected nearly immediately or by the day after LASIK.
No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK.
Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes while you age.
After having LASIK, most patients have a dramatic reduction in eyeglass or contact lens dependence and many patients no longer need them at all.
hanges made to the cornea cannot be reversed after LASIK.
LASIK is technically complex. Problems may occur when the doctor creates the flap, which can permanently affect vision.
LASIK can rarely cause a loss of "best" vision. Your best vision is the highest degree of vision that you achieved while wearing your contacts or eyeglasses.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of LASIK Eye Surgery?
Some patients experience discomfort in the first 24 to 48 hours after LASIK eye surgery. Other side effects, although rare, may include:

Glare
Seeing halos around images
Difficulty driving at night
Fluctuating vision
Dry eyes
How Should I Prepare for LASIK Eye Surgery?
Before LASIK eye surgery, you will meet with a coordinator or eye surgeon who will discuss what to expect during and after the procedure. During this session, your medical history will be evaluated and your eyes will be fully examined. Likely initial tests include measuring corneal thickness, refraction, corneal mapping, air pressure, and pupil dilation. Once you have gone through the initial evaluation, you will meet the surgeon, who will answer any questions you may have. Afterwards, you can schedule an appointment for the procedure.
If you wear rigid gas permeable contact lenses, you should not wear them for at least three weeks before your evaluation. Other types of contact lenses shouldn't be worn for at least three days prior to the evaluation. Be sure to bring your eyeglasses to the surgeon so your prescription can be reviewed.

On the day of your surgery, eat a light meal before going to the doctor and take all of your prescribed medications. Do not wear eye makeup or have any bulky accessories in your hair that will interfere with positioning your head under the laser. If you are not feeling well that morning, call the doctor's office to determine whether the procedure needs to be postponed.

What Happens During LASIK Eye Surgery?
During LASIK eye surgery, an instrument called a microkeratome or femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea. The cornea is then peeled back and the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped using another laser. After the cornea is reshaped so that it can properly focus light onto the retina, the cornea flap is put back in place and the surgery is complete.
LASIK is performed while the patient is under local anesthesia in the form of eye drops and usually takes about 10 minutes to complete. Patients may also request mild sedation. Plan to have someone drive you home after surgery.

What Should I Expect After LASIK Eye Surgery?
Your eyes will temporarily be dry even though they do not feel that way. Your doctor will give you prescription eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation and eyedrops to keep your eyes moist. These drops may cause a momentary slight burn or blurring of your vision when you use them. Do not use any eye drops not approved by your eye doctor.

Healing after LASIK eye surgery usually occurs very rapidly. Vision may be blurry and hazy for the first day, but most patients notice improved vision within a few days of surgery.

Specific follow-up after the surgery varies from one surgeon to another. You will revisit the doctor for an evaluation 24 to 48 hours after LASIK eye surgery, as well as at regular intervals within the first six months.


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CONTACT LENSES

HOW SAFE ARE CONTACT LENSES?
Today contact lenses have advanced and are frequently used. Disposable Contact lenses are even healthier. These contact lenses are soft membranes. They are made from a "water-loving" spongy material that has the ability to absorb water, making the lens soft and flexible.

FEAR / MYTH: Lenses can get “lost” in the eye.

The human eye is covered from all sides and does not have any space to let any foreign body to get sucked inside. The lens would normally be on the centre of the eye(black/brown part) and may rarely get displaced on the white part of the eye. Eye Care Practitioners , today recommend a very simple method of wearing and removing contact lenses So, contact lenses never get lost in the eye.

HOW LONG IS THE CLEANING PROCEDURE?
Contact lenses today have reached a far stage of development and in the process the cleaning procedures have just got friendlier. Lenses, especially disposable ones, don’t need protein removers, as they are replaced every month, making the task very simple to follow. Also, these days single solution bottles make the lens cleaning even simpler. So, the contact lens user needs to spend only a few minutes everyday to keep the lenses clean

TIPS:
Set a regular day for throwing away your old lenses and replacing them with a new pair.
Associate throwing away your lenses to a favorite event, for example, watching your favourite show or another television program.
If you follow a four-week replacement schedule, you might be able to link throwing away your lenses to your pay-day.
Write your lens replacement date on your calendar. If you have an electronic calendar, such as Microsoft® Outlook® or a PDA (e.g., a Palm™ Pilot), program your calendar to remind you to follow your replacement schedule.
When you open up a new box of lenses, take a permanent marker and write your "fresh lens" day or date on the individual lens packages.
Be sure to write yourself a reminder to order new lenses on your last box. You may also be able to figure out when your lenses should run out, and have your Eye Care Professional arrange to automatically ship you fresh lenses before that date.

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Paediatric Ophthalmologist in chandigarh
Paediatric Ophthalmologist in Panchkula
Paediatric Ophthalmologist in Mohali
Paediatric Ophthalmologist in Zirakpur


Paediatric Ophthalmology

According to the World Health Organization in May 2009 more than 314 million people worldwide were visually impaired out of this 45 million were blind and 85% people had low vision & avoidable blindness, childhood blindness remains a significant problem, with an estimated 12 million blind children below age 15. Sankara Nethralaya strives to eliminate avoidable blindness and restore sight in the poor needy people.

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Department at Ujjwal's Laser Eye Hospital deals with eye problems in children. Adult patients suffering from squint and double vision are also examined and treated effectively.

Children may not complain if they do not see out of one or both eyes. Sometimes the only clue may be poor performance in School, as well viewing the blackboard at a very close distance. Hence all children need an eye exam at the time of starting Schooling.

Of the eye problems in children, the most important are refractive errors, squint and amblyopia.

Refractive error or the need for glasses is the single most important cause of vision impairment in children. This may lead to permanent deficiency in vision if not detected and treated early.

Squint, also known as cross eyes, is the condition where the eyes do not work together. Treatment includes glasses, eye exercises or eye muscle surgery.

Lazy eye or amblyopia is the term for poor vision in one or both eyes. It can result from refractive error, squint or several other causes. This needs to be identified and treated at an early age to recover vision.


Infants born prematurely are at risk for developing Retinopathy of pre-maturity (ROP) which may lead to permanent blindness. Sankara Nethralaya has been in the forefront in India in the treatment of this disorder.

Cataract (opacification of the lens) can occur in children. This may be present since birth or result from injury. The treatment involves surgical procedures but very often treatment of lazy eye.

There are several causes of double vision and squint in adults as well. These are managed by exercise, special glasses, and eye muscle surgery when required.

A child with any of the following needs to have a complete eye examination

Poor performance in School
Viewing objects at a very close distance
Squint
Eyes shaking
Family history of eye problems or wearing glasses

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Corneal Grafting in Chandigarh
Corneal Grafting in Mohali
Corneal Grafting in Zirakpur
Corneal Grafting in Panchkula

WHAT IS A CORNEA?
The cornea is the transport window at the front of the eye and it can become scarred by injury or go cloudy due to disease when the rest of the eye remains quite normal.
IS A CORNEAL GRAFT?
Corneal grafting, or keratoplasty, is carried out to replace the damaged cornea with a clear cornea. This is another example of 'spare part surgery' and the clear donor cornea has to be taken from a deceased person.
WHO NEEDS A CORNEAL GRAFT?
corneal graft is done:
• To improve vision
• To relieve pain from a problem within the cornea
• To seal a hole in the cornea
• To remove infection in the cornea
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF SURGERY?
No surgery is free of complications. Fortunately, complications are rare. The most common possible problems are infection and graft rejection. These complications would require extra treatment if they occurred and may even lead to the need for another operation. In someone who has had a corneal graft operation, if there is a rapid change in their vision, the eye feels as if there is something in it or becomes sticky, they must seek immediate help.
WHAT TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC IS USED?
The corneal graft operation can be carried out under local anesthetic but is usually done with a general anesthetic. The operation takes a little bit more than an hour to complete. How long is the hospital stay? 3-4 days.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD?
You should notice an improvement in your vision within days of the operation but it is important to understand that the vision continues to gradually improve over many months. Your doctors may want to take out loose or tight stitches over the months. The best vision (with new glasses or contact lenses) is not usually achieved for up to a year (and occasionally longer).
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?
After the operation you need to wear old glasses or an eye shield to protect the eye. You may feel that there is 'something in the eye' but it should not be painful. It may water a lot. We use many (about 16) very fine stitches for this type of operation.
WHAT ARE THE DO'S AND DON'TS AFTER SURGERY?
You need to avoid situations where the eye may be bumped, and also avoid heavy lifting. You will be asked to put drops in for many months (to prevent infection and rejection of the graft). You need to avoid swimming for at least a month and you may wish to take up to a month of work.

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Glaucoma Services in Chandigarh
Glaucoma Services in Panchkula
Glaucoma Services in Mohali
Glaucoma Services in Zirakpur


Glaucoma is the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide. In India alone, it affects around 12 million people; India is projected to become the world capital of glaucoma by 2020. The sight loss caused by glaucoma is progressive and, unlike cataract, is irreversible. Fortunately, early diagnosis and treatment can prevent blindness.

WHAT IS GLAUCOMA?
Glaucoma is a disease of the nerve for vision (optic nerve) caused by increased pressure in the eye.

HOW DOES GLAUCOMA OCCUR?
Glaucoma1The inside of the eye contains a fluid, which is being produced and drained out of the eye constantly. It is drained through a sieve like structure situated at the angle between the transparent cornea and the brown coloured iris. When the drainage mechanism becomes ineffective, the pressure in the eye (intra-ocular pressure) increases leading to optic nerve damage.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF GLAUCOMA?
Glaucoma can lead to permanent loss of vision. Initially, the loss of vision starts from periphery and progressively affects the central vision. The central visual acuity is affected only in the advanced stage.

ARE ALL THE GLAUCOMAS SAME?
No, there are many types of glaucoma. Some of these are:

Open angle glaucoma, in which, despite of open drainage angle, the drainage does not occur
Angle closure (closed angle) glaucoma, in which, the angle itself is closed preventing fluid drainage
Secondary glaucoma, which occurs due to other eye disease or treatment.

HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER I HAVE GLAUCOMA?
95% patients with glaucoma do not have any sypmtoms. Glaucoma is a silent disease that cannot be detected or felt by the patient since central vision remains unaffected till the late stages of the disease. Hence it is rightly called as the ‘sneak thief of sight’. It is usually detected during a routine eye checkup.

WHEN SHOULD I GO FOR EYE CHECKUP?
Everyone over the age of 40 years should have a detailed eye check up, at least when one needs reading glasses. Hence it is advisable to not stop with visiting an optician alone.
Those who have additional risk factors should undergo an early evaluation.

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH GLAUCOMA?
If you

have blood relatives with glaucoma
have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or thyroid disease
are near sighted
are on treatment with steroids (in the form of tablets, skin ointments, inhalers, eye drops)
have a history of trauma
You will need an early check up if you have any of the above symptoms.

WHAT ARE THE TESTS I NEED TO UNDERGO?
Tests help in finding out the presence of glaucoma and also its progression in the subsequent follow ups.
These tests include;

Tonometry: To measure the pressure in the eye
Gonioscopy: To assess the drainage angle
Ophthalmoscopy: To view the optic nerve
Pachymetry: To check the thickness of cornea
Perimetry: To assess the field of vision
All these tests are painless.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?
Glaucoma is a treatable disease that needs early detection as the damage is not reversible. The treatment can include medicines, laser or surgery.
The medicines either decrease the production of the fluid or increase the drainage of the fluid so as to keep the eye pressure under control as determined by your doctor. You may need lifelong treatment as per the instructions given by doctor.
Lasers are used in the treatment of glaucoma to increase the flow of fluid.
When medical or laser treatment fails, you may need surgery.

DOES TREATMENT RESTORE THE LOST VISION?
Treatment of glaucoma aims at preserving the existing vision; it does not restore the vision that is already lost. Therefore, early detection and treatment are very important.

We do SPECIALIZED TESTS FOR GLAUCOMA
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Department of Glaucoma at Ujjwal's Laser Eye Hospital is equipped with the latest diagnostic facilities including,

Perimeters – Humphrey Visual Field Analyser, VFA Octopus and Humphrey Matrix.
Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Analysers
– Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
– GDX
– Heidelberg Retinal Tomogram (HRT-3)
Ultrasound Pachymetry.
Ultrasound Biomicroscopy.
Anterior Segment OCT (AS-OCT).
Newer Tonometers – Tonopen, I-Care, Dynamic Contour Tonometer, ORA.

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Stitch less Cataract Surgery

Stitch less Cataract Surgery in Chandigarh
Stitch less Cataract Surgery in Mohali
Stitch less Cataract Surgery in Panchkula
Stitch less Cataract Surgery in Zirakpur

The eye disease related to the human crystalline lens, the major focal point of human eye, is called as cataract. The crystalline lens of normal eyes is transparent and clear. But, with the growing age, the lens tends to become cloudy, discolored and ultimately opaque, thus the clear vision of the person is hampered. The murkiness in the crystalline lens of a person is known as Shafed Motia or Cataract. This is mainly an eye disease that attacks the people over 65 years of age. Over 95% of world population is the victim of this eye disease. The primary causes of cataract include growing age, diabetes mellitus, trauma, uveitis and post steroid use. With most advanced therapeutic instrumentation and technologically advanced diagnostic in eye care field, Dr. Shaloo Bageja offer stitch-less cataract surgery which is known as phacoemulsification. As a clinician in ophthalmology, Dr. Shaloo Bageja has handled several cases related to eye disease and she is skilled enough at early diagnosis of glaucoma, degeneration, stitch less surgery and other eye disease.

Stitch less Cataract Surgery At Glance

Cataract is considered as a severe eye disease which needs medical attention on time or else it may become the primary cause of blindness. In India, more than 80% of people are blind just because of improper treatment of cataract and there vision is not curable with eye glasses. When cataract progresses the vision of the patient diminish gradually both in quality and quantity. Ultimately, the patient requires help of others to accomplish their daily activities. So, too address such problem Dr. Arvind Sharma has taken initiative and introduced a painless and stitch less cataract surgery that she offers at Orthapaedic & Eye Clinic located in Delhi. This method is called as phacoemulsification in medical term.

This surgery involves a minute incision through which an ultrasonic probe is placed in. The incision made is of only 3 mm which is very small. In this surgery the clouded lens is broken into minute pieces and then they pieces are sucked and emulsified with the help of the ultrasonic probe inserted. Even after the pieces are sucked out the thin outer shell covers the eyes. After the pieces are sucked out a foldable artificial lens is inserted and it is made out of acrylic or silicone. The artificial lens is inserted by utilizing propriety insertion. This incision made is not stitched as it seals automatically, this is the reason why it is called as painless and stitch less surgery.

In some cases mono-focal intraocular lens is inserted so as to support the distant vision of the patients. But, for close vision and to read small letters, reading glasses are recommended by the ophthalmologist. Today science has made immense advancement and multi focal lenses are available because of this advancement. This multi focal lens is capable to support near, distant and in between vision perfectly. After the surgery is performed and multi focal lens is inserted, then no eye glasses are required for proper vision.

Today with the use of advanced surgical methods like Phacoemulsification, removal of cataract is becoming straightforward and easier than ever before. This surgery is done without stitches and through a minute incision and this surgical procedure is completed within 15-20 minutes. Moreover, the patient never experiences any discomfort or uneasiness during or after the surgery is performed.

Technologies Used
Phacoemulsification surgical procedure has its own unique features that strive to enhance efficiency, improver surgeon customization and reduce phaco heat and energy, but all lead to enchanted visual outcomes. There are many technologies available and the three most commonly used Phacoemulsification systems include AdvanTec Legacy with Neosonix and Advanced Medical Optics Sovereign WhiteStar, The Alcon Infiniti and the Bausch & Lomb Millennium and Stellaris Microsurgical Systems.

Benefits of Stitch Less Cataract Surgery
There are several benefits associated with this form of surgical method. This surgical procedure is considered as the better procedure in comparison to laser eye surgery by patients as well as by senior Ophthalmologists. The incision made in this procedure is very small which is about 3 mm. Besides, no harmful chemicals are used to break the cataract; instead ultrasonic waves are used to break them into small pieces. Minute surgical vacuum is inserted through the incision made to suck the pieces of cataract and it is flushed and irrigated so as to ensure that no residues are left in the eyes. Foldable and multi focal lens are inserted as per patients requirements through the small incision made. No sutures are used for the incision made as it heals by its own. The recovery time of this surgery is 2-3 weeks which is very less in comparison to other surgical procedures. Besides, the time required for the surgery is also very less which is around 15-20 minutes.

Alike all other surgical procedures, Phacoemulsification also have some negligible drawbacks, but it can be prevented with proper post surgery precautions. Phacoemulsification always remains the top choice if the senior ophthalmologists.

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Removal of Glasses

Its well known as Refractive Surgery

Refractive Surgery in Chandigarh
Refractive Surgery in Mohali
Refractive Surgery in Zirakpur
Refractive Surgery in Panchkula


If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of your eye. Other procedures involve implanting a lens inside your eye. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), where a laser is used to reshape the cornea.

For people who are nearsighted, certain refractive surgery techniques will reduce the curvature of a cornea that is too steep so that the eye's focusing power is lessened. Images that are focused in front of the retina, due to a longer eye or steep corneal curve, are pushed closer to or directly onto the retina following surgery.

Farsighted people will have refractive surgery procedures that achieve a steeper cornea to increase the eye's focusing power. Images that are focused beyond the retina, due to a short eye or flat cornea, will be pulled closer to or directly onto the retina after surgery.

Astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery techniques that selectively reshape portions of an irregular cornea to make it smooth and symmetrical. The result is that images focus clearly on the retina rather than being distorted due to light scattering through an irregularly shaped cornea.

Refractive surgery might be a good option for you if you:

Want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses;
Are free of eye disease;
Accept the inherent risks and potential side effects of the procedure;
Understand that you could still need glasses or contacts after the procedure to achieve your best vision;
Have an appropriate refractive error .

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