Stress and diabetes can cause early cataracts, warn experts

Increasing cases of diabetes is not a new phenomenon in the country. However, doctors now say that higher stress levels that result in diabetes, can lead to cataract in the 40’s, early age for cataract

Stress and diabetes can cause early cataracts, warn expertsDiabetes is a very common disease in our country. With the growing number of diabetic cases in India, a major cause of concern is the incidence of cataract among diabetic patients. “Diabetes induced cataract is becoming very common. In fact we see such patients almost every day,” said Dr Karobi Lahiri Coutinho, fellow at Sankara […]

Blurry vision? Could be retinopathy

With India on the verge of becoming the diabetic capital of the world, doctors and vitreo-retinal surgeons say checking your retina along with diabetic tests should be a routine to avoid eye complications like diabetic retinopathy and early cataract

Blurry vision? Could be retinopathyNot only does India lead China in terms of population, but also for higher number of diabetic patients. A lot of studies, as well as experts, across the globe have hinted that diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness among working adults around the world and its prevalence is rising in India. Take the […]

BOA FOCUS 2017: Ophthalmologist discuss about new tech and future of cataract surgeries

The future of cataract surgeries was highly discussed at the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA) FOCUS 2017 conference on the last day of the event

BOA FOCUS 2017: Ophthalmologist discuss about new tech and future of cataract surgeriesWith early interventions and new innovations in every field, it becomes important for everybody to cope with the introduction of new inventions of science. The future of cataract surgeries was highly discussed at the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA) FOCUS 2017 conference on the last day of the event. Dr T P Lahane, Chief Advisor of […]

BOA FOCUS 2017: Doctors deliberate on how to deal with worst case surgeries

This session focused on cataract surgeons speaking to each other on different ways in which they can be better prepared for worst case scenarios during cataract surgeries. Newer techniques and innovations were also discussed during the session

BOA FOCUS 2017: Doctors deliberate on how to deal with worst case surgeriesThe third day of the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA) FOCUS 2017 conference saw cataract surgeons discuss management of difficult cataracts cases. Dr Partha Biswas, chairman of academic and research committee of the All India Opthalmological Society said, “The highlight of this session was discussing case scenarios in cataract surgery like hard cataract, astigmatism management, PC […]

How to deal with Argentinian Flag sign in cataract, explains Dr Mohan Rajan

By using punchorhexis technique, the risk of Argentinian flag signs can be prevented. In this technique we have to use good phaco power about 40 to 50 per cent. Little more vacuum like 354 mm, give the punch of phaco and punch the anterior capsule

How to deal with Argentinian Flag sign in cataract, explains Dr Mohan RajanProf Dr Mohan Rajan, Chairman and Medical Director, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, briefed My Medical Mantra about the technique used by him known as punchorhexis. Dr Rajan said that, “In cataracts, there is a huge problem of Argentinian Flag sign. Because, the pressure inside the lens is very high. So, to prevent this, I […]

‘Early treatment and management crucial to deal with cataract problems,’ says Dr Agarwal

The population of blind people in India consists of over twelve million people. Out of which 55 per cent are people with cataract related complications and 7 per cent people have a cataract issue. Therefore, patients should consult a doctor at an early stage, if any eye problems occur

‘Early treatment and management crucial to deal with cataract problems,’ says Dr AgarwalAccording to Dr Agarwal, about 3,000 doctors have come all over India under one roof for the FOCUS 2017 conference. This year marks the silver jubilee of this conference. On Friday, 11 August 2017, the first day of the conference witnessed live surgeries and a new technique where we learnt to fix the lens with […]

‘Every cataract surgery is different and difficult,’ says Dr Lahane

Each surgery has its own challenges and hence they have to be careful and tailored

‘Every cataract surgery is different and difficult,’ says Dr LahaneThe second day of the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA)’s FOCUS 2017 conference started off with a talk about cataract surgeries done using different cases. The crux of the discussion was about difficult case situations while performing a cataract operation. “Cataract in every case is difficult and different. There is no single way to decide what’s […]

‘ZEPTO’ likely to be a game changer for cataract surgeries, says Dr Luthra

The surgery that Dr Luthra demonstrated today is the new surgery for cataract which has just been introduced worldwide. It has come to India first and still not available in the US. It was in trials for last 3 years but it was launched only 3 months back after all the approvals

‘ZEPTO’ likely to be a game changer for cataract surgeries, says Dr LuthraAt Bombay Ophthalmologists Association’ FOCUS 2017 Silver Jubilee Conference, Dr Gaurav Luthra, President, Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India, was one of the 17 eye surgeons who performed live surgery at Sir JJ Hospital that was relayed at Hyatt Regency, Sahara, Mumbai. He demonstrated a new cataract surgery called ZEPTO. “The ZEPTO cataract surgery […]

Dr Sonu Goel performed surgery on a grade 2 nuclear cataract patient

 On the first day of the conference, 17 live surgeries were performed by the eminent doctors.  Dr Sonu Goel spoke to My Medical Mantra about the surgery performed by him

Dr Sonu Goel performed surgery on a grade 2 nuclear cataract patientAt Bombay Ophthalmologists Association’s (BOA), FOCUS  2017  silver jubilee conference, Dr Sonu Goel, Phaco Refractive Surgeon , Director Anand Institute Of Medical Science Jaipur , briefed us about the surgery performed by him. I operated on a grade 2 nuclear cataract patient, under topical anaesthesia, informed Dr Goel. The machine used is known as Visalis […]

Dr Lahane performs micro-incision cataract surgery live in Chennai 

Micro-incision Cataract surgery (MICS) is a technique used to remove the cataract with micro size cut in the eye. According to experts, there are many benefits of the smaller cut in the eye. Smaller incision causes fewer traumas in the eye because of surgery

Dr Lahane performs micro-incision cataract surgery live in Chennai Cataract surgeries help patients to regain a clear vision. Ophthalmologists have been adopting advanced techniques of removing cataracts from the eyes. In the annual conference which was held by Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India, at Chennai,  an advanced technique of doing cataract surgeries was demonstrated. Dr Tatyarao Lahane a renowned ophthalmologist who has performed […]