Seven surgeries! That’s what it took for this man to regain his vision

After undergoing seven surgeries, after every recurrent loss in vision for since the past one year, he is finally is able to see with both his eyes after the final surgery was performed last month

Seven surgeries! That’s what it took for this man to regain his visionPravin Kale, who is 29 years old, works with an engineering firm in Pune. He suddenly lost vision in both the eyes in July 2016, this was the first time that this would happened to him, he approached the doctors and was operated upon in that month itself. From July 2016 until the last month, […]

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: Mumbai team captures hearts and wins at the OPL

On day three of the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA)’s FOCUS 2017 conference. A session titled ‘Ophthalmologists Premier League’ (OPL) was held at the Hyatt Regency. In this session, doctors used creative ways to explain a difficult case. There were four teams, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Each of these teams had to present their own difficult cases by relating it with a popular movie scene or song

BOA FOCUS 2017: Mumbai team captures hearts and wins at the OPLWhat is the image of an ideal doctor which you have in mind? Does it resemble somebody who can explain complex surgeries using a song like that ‘Lungi Dance’? Or somebody who is doing a sword dance to explain another surgery? A special session which was both informative as well as fun was conducted on […]

‘Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent childhood blindness,’ says Dr Mathur

Experts say that parents should not expose their kids to gadgets from an early age. Parents should regular take their kids for regular eye check-up, maintain a healthy lifestyle and ensure that their kids have a healthy balanced diet

‘Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent childhood blindness,’ says Dr MathurOn the third day of the Bombay Ophthalmologists’’ Association, FOCUS 2017 silver jubilee conference, My Medical Mantra spoke with Dr Satanshu Mathur about the issue of childhood blindness. Dr Mathur who works as a medical director and consultant with the Hi-Tech Eye Institute and Laser Centre, Uttarakhand said, “Generally blindness amongst children begins for an […]

BOA FOCUS 2017: All you need to know about keratonococus

It is a progressive disease of the cornea where it starts thinner and conical leading to loss of visual quality People having eye allergies, habitual eye rubbers and people with genetic inheritance are at high risk of being diagnosed with keratoconus

BOA FOCUS 2017: All you need to know about keratonococusThe second day of Bombay Opthalmologists’ Association (BOA) FOCUS 2017 conference saw discussion on management of keratoconus, a progressive disease of the cornea where it starts thinner and conical leading to loss of visual quality. “Earlier, the keratoconus management option was  wearing a specially designed contact lens or corneal transplant. But, in last one decade, […]

Maha to discuss exemption of eye scan machines with centre, assures Dr Deepak Sawant 

Presently the ophthalmologists have to register the ‘A’ and ‘B’ scans machines under the PC-PNDT Act so that there is no scope for misusing technology for determining the sex of the foetus.

Maha to discuss exemption of eye scan machines with centre, assures Dr Deepak Sawant At the inaugural function of the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association FOCUS 2017 conference, Dr Deepak Sawant, State Health minister promised to take up the issue regarding requests of solving the impending demand from the ophthalmologists to exempt eye scan machines from the ambit of the Pre Conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT). Dr Deepak Sawant was […]

Experts ask delegates: ‘Each case is different ‘What will you do?’  

Doctors in the medical fraternity acknowledge that each case they encounter in their career has a unique set of problems and challenges to it. Regardless of their field of expertise, each doctor will have a distinctive solution to a problem and it may vary from one doctor to another. Keeping this in mind, the Bombay Ophthalmologist’s Association (BOA) conducted a special panel discussion to deal with this subject

Experts ask delegates: ‘Each case is different ‘What will you do?’  We often have just one solution to a certain eye problem; this may get very difficult for a doctor, as each and every case is unique and may not necessarily be similar. Each case has its own set of problems given that there is so much more than what meets the eye in every case. […]

‘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 […]

‘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 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 […]