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Opthalmology

Overview

Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a doctor of medicine who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye, especially macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Eye diseases can cause blindness if not treated properly. Hence, it is important to have regular eye check-up to have a good quality of life.

Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for eye care in Hyderabad as it offers comprehensive ophthalmic care to patients with a wide variety of eye conditions. We specialize in the treatment of cornea and external eye diseases, glaucoma, Refractive (LASIK) and cataract surgery, ophthalmic oncology, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, Neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus, Uveitis, and ocular immunological disease.

Department of Ophthalmology in Continental hospitals has the latest technology and world-class machines to provide the best eye care services. We have well equipped operating rooms for carrying out eye surgeries - Refractive (LASIK) and cataract surgery and consultation rooms for diagnosis of eye diseases and general eye care. We provide the best surgical and medical eye care treatment to even complicated eye diseases of retina and cornea. We have the best ophthalmologists, who are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular oncology, particularly melanoma and retinoblastoma, and have developed new techniques to save eyes that, in the past, would have been removed.

Continental hospital, the best hospital for eye care in Hyderabad has all the facilities to meet the needs of an eye care center as it is fully equipped with modern optical instruments and well-qualified optometrists for an eye checkup and provide advice on general eye care.

Why Choose Continental Hospitals for Ophthalmology?

Continental hospitals have the best ophthalmologist in Hyderabad, as our specialist has vast experience and knowledge in the field of Ophthalmology. Our ophthalmologists have vast experience in diagnosing, preventing and treating all eye conditions and visual issues.

The doctors treat and monitor eye diseases or disorders such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Corneal problems
  • Cataracts
  • Children’s eye problems
  • Optic nerve problems
  • Advanced vision repair

Ophthalmologists also spend their valuable time prescribing and fitting glasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems.

Continental hospitals is the best hospital for eye care in Hyderabad as it is a premier hospital that offers treatment to patients suffering from chronic or severe vision problems such as bulging eyes, eye injury, reduced vision, double vision, excessive tearing, loss of peripheral vision, unexplained eye redness.

Eye health services are important for the aging population throughout India as age- related eye disease such as age-related macular degeneration becomes more prevalent over some time. Age-related macular degeneration is an eye condition that affects a tiny part of the retina of the eye, called the macula, which is located at the back of the eye.

Continental hospitals have the best eye doctors, who keep themselves abreast of the latest technologies in eye care so that each patient gets benefitted with the new and innovative technology that is evolving in the field of ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists in Continental Hospitals are friendly, competent and caring and provide excellent services to each individual that visits them for an eye checkup.

Our Diagnostic Capabilities

Continental hospital is the best hospital for eye care in Hyderabad as we carry out the diagnosis of eye diseases with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Continental Hospitals’ ophthalmologists will decide how often eye exams are required for each person depending on the age and prevailing health problems.

Some of the diagnostic tests procedures carried out for eye care in Continental Hospitals are:

  • Visual Field Test

Test that measures a patient’s central and peripheral vision and is used to diagnose the presence and severity of glaucoma

They are different types of visual field tests. Some of them are:

  1. Humphrey Visual Field
  2. Ptosis Visual Field
  3. Goldmann Visual Field
  4. Esterman Visual Field
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

A noninvasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-sectional pictures of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The thickness of each of the retina’s distinctive layers is measured, which can help detect, diagnose and treat retinal diseases. Some of the OCT devices are:

  1. Heidelberg Spectralis
  2. Zeiss Cirrus
  3. Anterior and Posterior Segment OCT
  • Photography

Ophthalmic photography is a highly specialized form of medical imaging dedicated to the study and treatment of disorders of the eye. Photographs of the back of the eye (retina or fundus) are used to diagnose and document progression and treatment of eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, optic nerve diseases and other conditions involving the retina.The types of ophthalmic photography involved are:

  1. Fundus and optic nerve photography
  2. Slit-lamp photography
  3. Gonio photography
  4. Fundus autofluorescence
  5. Multi-color Imaging
  • Ultrasounds  

Ultrasound of the eye uses high-frequency sound waves to detect and diagnose disorders in and behind the eye. Ultrasound of the eye is used when the doctor does not have a good view of the eye or behind the eye or needs to evaluate a specific lesion in the eye. Diagnostic devices and procedures involving the ultrasound of the eye are:

  1. IOL Master
  2. A scan biometry with or without IOL calculations
  3. B scan ultrasonography
  4. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM)
  • Electrophysiology

Many tests that help in assessing the function of the visual pathway of the eye from the photoreceptors of the retina to the visual cortex of the brain. These diagnostic tests help in determining the correct diagnosis of eye diseases affecting the eye. The devices that are used in electrophysiological testing are:

  1. Electroretinogram (ERG)
  2. Multifocal ERG (MfERG)
  3. Visually evoked potential (VEP)
  4. Electroocoulogram (EOG)
  • Color Vision Testing

Tests to determine color blindness or color deficiency in a person. The different types of tests to analyze color blindness or a person’s ability to perceive colors are:

  1. Farnsworth Munsell D-15
  2. Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue
  3. Color vision testing for employment
  • Dark Adaptation Testing

It is a test to check the sensitivity of the eye and in evaluating night blindness. Dark adaptation is the recovery of visual sensitivity as a person goes from a lit environment to a dark environment.

Treatments & Procedures

Continental hospital is the best hospital for the treatment of eye diseases in Hyderabad as our doctor’s objectives are to improve or save the eyesight of a person and cure traumatic injuries caused to the eye by performing critical eye surgeries and providing the best possible eye care to the patients.

We have skilled ophthalmologists at Continental Hospitals who advise regular eye examination and offer prompt professional care for patients suffering from eye problems such as sudden loss of vision, trauma to the eye, infections and other eye diseases.

Some of the methods of treatment that are conducted in Continental Hospitals are:

  • Aesthetics

Aesthetic eye surgery is also known as cosmetic eye surgery. It aims to improve signs of aging by removing eye bags, correcting drooping eyelids and creating double eyelids. Treatments include the use of ultrasound energy, laser treatment, dermal fillers and many other forms of treatment.

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that affects a tiny part of the retina called the macula, which is located at the back of the eye. The macula is a tiny area of the retina which is very important for seeing detail, color and things directly in front of a person.

Continental Hospitals is one of the best hospitals for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration as our doctors treat WET AMD patients. The latest and most effective treatment for wet AMD is anti-VEGF therapy, wherein anti-VEGF injections are periodically given in the eye that inhibits the formation of new blood vessels in the retina and keeps the retina free from hemorrhaging.

  • Cataracts

Cataract is clouding in the eye’s natural lens, which causes blurring of vision and sometimes loss of vision. Cataract treatment involves the use of new glasses, magnification, appropriate lighting, and other such visual aids. But, if the symptoms worsen and affect a person’s life, surgery is recommended by doctors. Ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery where the clouded lens is removed and replaced by a clear intraocular lens (IOL). Continental Hospitals is one of the best hospitals for the treatment of cataracts in Hyderabad as our doctors help patients suffering from cataracts in the best possible way.

  • Corneal and External Diseases

Corneal and external diseases refer to eye conditions that affect the ocular surface such as dry eye, blepharitis, allergies, conjunctivitis, corneal infections, and Keratoconus. Dry eye is treated with medication such as lubricant tear solutions, medicated eye drops and other dietary and lifestyle changes. Blepharitis, inflammation of the eyelids is treated with medicines and eye drops. Corneal infections are treated by medicines. Keratoconus is a condition in which the normal cornea becomes dome-shaped and can be rectified with prescription glasses.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic patients develop this eye disease which affects the blood vessels of the eye, affects the center of the retina and peripheral vision is severely damaged. Controlling of diabetes is vital followed by treatment options like medications, laser treatment and vitrectomy (surgical removal of vitreous gel of the eye) in the early stage of the disease.

  • General Eye Care

Continental Hospital is the best hospital for eye care in Hyderabad as we treat patients of all age groups with their vision problems such as myopia, astigmatism, Hypermetropia by prescribing corrective eye lenses, prescription glasses, and medication for the eye in the form of eye drops, lubricant solutions, and many more similar treatments.

  • Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease due to increased intraocular pressure in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve of the eye and cause blindness. Glaucoma is usually treated with eye drops, although laser treatment and surgery can also be used. Trabeculectomy is a delicate microsurgical procedure to treat glaucoma. Early diagnosis of glaucoma is the key to the prevention of vision loss in glaucoma patients and in this regard, Continental hospitals is the best hospital in the early diagnosis of glaucoma.

  • LASIK and Laser Vision Correction

LASIK is Laser in Situ Keratomileusis. It is a type of laser refractive surgery, which is the most commonly, performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hypermetropia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. It involves a highly specialized laser (excimer laser) designed to treat refractive errors, improve vision, and reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is the newest type of laser eye surgery for nearsightedness which uses a precise laser to correct the vision. Continental Hospitals has the latest types of laser eye surgeries carried out in its premises and hence it is considered the best hospital for LASIK surgery in Hyderabad.

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

Neuro-Ophthalmology is the specialty that is concerned with visual symptoms resulting from brain diseases, such as damage to the optic nerve in the brain. Diseases treated by neuro-ophthalmologist are Pseudotumor cerebri and Optic neuritis

  • Ocular Oncology

Ocular cancers are cancers or tumors of the eyelid, conjunctiva, intraocular structures, and orbit of the eye. Some of the eye cancers are:

  • Choroidal melanoma- Skin cancer that develops in the choroid, the layer behind the retina at the back of the eye
  • Eyelid tumor- Skin cancer that develops in or on the eyelid
  • Retinoblastoma-cancer develops in the retina, the back of the eye where images are focused
  • We are the best hospital to treat ocular oncology in Hyderabad as we have a multidisciplinary team of specialists that provide cancer treatment and proficient eye care.
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

It is also called as oculoplastic surgery, which deals with the reconstruction of the eye and eyelid.

The aim of this surgery is to restore normal functions of the eye and eyelid, treat the diseases and injuries affecting the soft tissues and bones around the eyes and improving the cosmetic appearance of the eyes.

  • Retina and Vitreous Diseases

Vitreoretinal diseases are conditions that affect structures in the eye called the retina and the vitreous. The retina is the light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye that focuses images and transmits that information to the brain via the optic nerve. The vitreous is a clear gel that fills the space between the lens (in the front of the eye) and the retina. There are many types of retina and vitreous diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears/detachments, and vitreous degeneration.  Our specialists treat these diseases by anti-VEGF therapy, laser therapy, and vitrectomy in the best hospital for the treatment of Vitreoretinal diseases in Hyderabad by using the latest techniques and world-class equipment.

  • Strabismus (Misaligned Eyes)

Strabismus, more commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, is a vision condition in which a person cannot align both eyes simultaneously under normal conditions. Strabismus treatment aims to improve the alignment of the eyes and to correct the resulting vision loss (amblyopia) and can be treated with a combination of eyeglasses, eye patching or surgery. Continental Hospitals understand that each person’s case is unique and provides the best treatment for strabismus in Hyderabad.

  • Uveitis

Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation, which affects uvea (the middle layer of tissue in the wall of the eye). Uveitis treatment depends on individual case, primarily to reduce inflammation in the eye. Treatment of Uveitis includes medication, which are drugs that reduce inflammation or surgery. Continental Hospitals understand the importance of an eye for a person and take adequate precautions and care while advising treatment for Uveitis for a patient. Hence, it is considered the best hospital for treating Uveitis in Hyderabad.

Our Doctors

Eye problems can creep up on a person at any time, but it is vital to remember to have an eye check-up done at regular intervals. Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for eye care in Hyderabad because we have ophthalmologists who take personal care of an individual’s eye health, whether it is for correcting eye vision or for complicated eye diseases or disorders.

Dr John Doe
Dr Naveen Yalamanchali

M.B.B.S, Diploma in Ophthalmology

medical professional in Ophthalmology

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