Tuesday, 26 March 2019

When Is Oculoplasty Required For Treating Drooping Eyelids?

Pathologic droopy eyelids, also known as ptosis is a condition that occurs from various causes which include nerve weakness, trauma. stroke etc. It can affect one eye or both of them at the same time. This condition may be present at birth sometimes. Depending on the severity of issue drooping eyelids can cause obstruction of the pupil (central seeing area), resulting in blurred vision.

Oculoplasty surgery is a reconstructive surgical process that deals with medical & surgical management of deformities of the eyelids, tear system and orbit. Ptosis is a condition that can be treated by oculoplasty.

When to go for surgery?

When the drooping of the eyelid is severe enough to cause cosmetic blemish or if it is blocking the vision in the eye, you will need to go for surgery.Sometimes the drooping of the eyelid may be due to small growths/ swelling in the eyelid – mechanical ptosis. In these cases removal of the growth or  reducing the swelling may relieve the drooping. In these cases you may experience one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Excessive watering from the eye.
  • Severe pain resulting from swelling in the eye.
  • Protruded piece of mass from the eyelids which may / may not be obstructing normal vision.
  • Post-traumatic effect such as bluishness of the eyelid. 
If you are going through any of the above-mentioned symptoms, consult a doctor immediately. An examination will be conducted to check the severity of the condition. If the doctor finds out that the swelling is growing and the lid droop is severe, he might recommend an Oculoplasty surgery.

What are the benefits you get post-surgery?

Oculoplasty can benefit you by:

  • reducing swelling and irritation in the eyes.
  • improving your vision.
  • improving your aesthetic appearance.
In case  of drooping due to other causes,  you may need specialised ptosis surgery to correct the defect.

What else does Oculoplasty deal with?

  • Eyelid and eyebrow disorders, and all diseases of the Orbit including tumours of the orbit which include-  Eyelid tumour, Trichiasis, orbital tumours or orbital fractures are dealt with by this branch of Ophthalmology. 

For delicate cosmetic surgeries like ptosis correction, it’s important that you are under the supervision of an experienced surgeon. Dr. S. Tony Fernandez and his Oculoplasty team are experienced surgeons who have conducted many successful eye surgeries in India. Dr. Tony Fernandez Eye Hospital provides the best ptosis surgery in Kerala at an affordable cost. The hospital is well known for providing advanced high-class Ptosis and other oculoplasty surgeries in India.

So to get rid of your droopy eyelids, visit  Dr. Tony Fernandez Eye Hospital!!
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Myopia ? But Still You Can See The World With A Clearer Vision

How to cure Myopia?

          Myopia also known as Nearsightedness is the most common refractive error of the eye. The most appropriate treatment for Myopia depends on your eyes and your lifestyle.

What is Myopia?

           If you have perfect vision when you look at an object, light rays reflect off that object and pass through the cornea and the lens of the eye, which bend (or refract) the light and focus it on the retina at the back of the eye and the rays focus directly on the surface of the retina. But in case of a myopic eye, the eyeball will be too long from front to back which causes the light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, not directly on its surface. This makes distant vision blurry.No need to worry it can be cured by one of the Best Lasik eye surgery center in India which is Dr Tony's Super Specialty Eye Hospital.

Myopia may sometimes cause as a result of a cornea that is too curved for the length of the eyeball or a lens that is too thick. In some cases, myopia may be caused by a combination of problems in the cornea, lens, and length of the eyeball.

Symptoms of Myopia

          If you are having a myopic eye you will have trouble in  seeing objects far away and you can clearly see the things nearby. People  with myopia will sometimes have headaches and eyestrain from struggling to clearly see things in the distance. Sometimes, feeling fatigued can be a symptom of uncorrected nearsightedness when driving or playing sports.

          Myopia can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. A refractive surgery can eliminate your need for glasses or contacts.

PRK: In this procedure,  the laser removes a layer of corneal tissue, which flattens the cornea and allows light rays to focus more accurately on the retina.

LASIK: This is the most common refractive procedure, where  a thin flap is created on the surface of the cornea, a laser removes some corneal tissue, and then the flap is returned to its original position.

Dr Tony's Super Specialty Eye Hospital in Kochi is one of the best eye hospital in Kerala. The ophthalmologists under the leadership of Dr Tony S Fernandez provides the best treatment for Myopia at an affordable price.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Treatment For Squint Eye

Squint is the condition in which the eyes are looked in different direction. One eye is focusing forward to see the object, while other eye turns either inwards, outwards, upwards, or downwards. Mostly, young children are affected by the squint problem. The medical term for squint is strabismus. 


The condition occurs because of improper balance of the muscles that is responsible for movement of eye, damaged nerve signals to the eye muscles and problems in focusing objects. If this imbalance is present then the eye may turn in, turn out, or both and stopping the eyes to properly work together. Squint can occur at any age. An infant can be born with or develop squint soon after birth. 

Symptoms of Squint 

  • Double vision
  • Eye fatigue
  • Overlapping images
  • Blurred images
  • Loss of depth perception
  • Difficulty in reading
Many people having the squint problem have to tilt or turn their head when focusing the object to accurate to inability to focus objects. These people are also feeling difficult to make a direct contact with other people while talking or any other social situation.


 Treatment for Squint

  • Treating visual loss (amblyopia)
  • Glass wearing for accurate vision
  • Surgery to restore binary vision
  • Eye muscle exercise

Benefits of Squint Treatment

  • Improved eye appearance
  • Increased side vision
  • Improved depth perception
Dr. Tony Fernandez eye hospital, Aluva has an expert team of doctors that are qualified and experienced to handle eye surgery. The doctors prescribe right medication, eye exercise and eye yoga to treat the squint. The doctors advise surgery only in the severe case of squint. The surgery provides a significant improvement in the eye alignment and improved eye vision. 

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Blurred Vision?? It Can Be Cataract..

Cataract is the clouding of ones eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 and are the most common cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined.

What are the different types of cataract?

The different types of cataract include:
  • Sub capsular cataract: It occurs at the back of the lens. Diabetic people or those who are taking high dosage of steroid medications have a greater risk of developing a sub capsular cataract.
  • Nuclear cataract: It is formed deep in the nucleus of the lens. Nuclear cataracts are usually associated with aging.
  • Cortical cataract: It is characterized by the white, crescent-shaped opacities that begin from the periphery of the lens and work their way to the center in a spoke-like fashion. This type of cataract mainly occurs in the lens cortex, which is the part of the lens that surrounds the central nucleus.

What are the signs and symptoms of cataract?

A cataract starts out small and at first and has little effect on the vision. The vision is blurred a little, similar to looking through a cloudy piece of glass. A cataract may make light from the sun or a lamp too bright or glaring. It may also come to notice that the oncoming headlights during the night causes more glare than before. Colors may not appear as bright as they once did.

What causes cataract?

The lens inside the eye works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina for clear vision. It will also adjust the eye's focus, which lets us see things clearly both up close and far away.

The lens is mainly made of water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and let’s light passes through it. But as we age, some of the protein may combine together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. A cataract may grow larger and cloud more on the lens over time, making it harder to see.

How is cataract treated?

Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision. During surgery, the surgeon will remove the clouded lens and in most cases replace it with a clear, plastic IOL (Intraocular lenses). New and advanced IOLs are being developed with time to make the surgery less complicated for surgeons and the lenses more helpful to patients.

Dr.Tony's Super Speciality Eye Institute, Kerala is an initiative of eminent and renowned ophthalmologists under the leadership of Dr.Tony S Fernandez, recipient of Padmasree and BC Roy awards. It has been established with the intention to provide quality eye care at an affordable price. Their main focus is the treatment and care of patients from all levels.

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Just One Simple Procedure to Get A Clear Vision

A large number of people use specs to correct the refractive problems of their eyes. To avoid the uses of glasses, people undergo surgical methods to reshape the cornea or carve round dome in front of the eye. For most of the defects like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, people can be treated better with a laser correction of the cornea. This would enable the patient to get freedom from the uses of spectacles and contact lenses.

Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis or LASIK involves the use of laser beams to correct the shape of the cornea. Unlike the surgical methods, this method demands very little recovery time.
A refractive surgery can be done on any person who is free of eye diseases and is willing to accept the problems that may creep in due to this procedure. Those who want to reduce the dependence on spectacles can opt for this procedure.
For nearsightedness, the problem is with the curvature of the cornea becoming steep, which lessens the visibility of the eye. To counter this, methods of refractive surgeries are used to change the shape and curvature of cornea so that the steepness is lost. For farsightedness, on the other hand, the trouble lies with a less steep curvature of the cornea. The same method of laser technology is used to achieve the required steepness.
Astigmatism is another defect that can be handled with refractive surgery techniques. To treat astigmatism, a laser is used to make an irregular and odd shaped cornea smooth and symmetrical.  This prevents the distortion of light making the light fall on the retina and that would create a better image. 

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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Suffering From Diabetes? It May Cause Eye Problem

Diabetic Retinopathy is an eye complication that arises due to the presence of diabetes. This tends to damage the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissues behind the retina. At its beginning, it will cause no symptoms but in long term, it may cause blindness. People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes are more prone to this condition. Controlling blood sugar will lessen its chances to a great extent.

When should you visit a doctor?
  • Spots floating before your eyes 
  • Unclear vision 
  • Colour impairment 
  • Dark areas in the vision 
  • Losing central vision

How is it diagnosed?

An ophthalmologist will conduct a thorough the eye exam. This includes pupil dilation in that doctor will put drops in the eyes to widen the pupils. It will help look out for any difference in blood vessels, a growth of new blood vessels, retina swelling, the detachment of the retina.

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

Laser treatment: This treatment is used to treat infected blood vessels behind the retina. This reduces the changes happening in the eye. At the first, patient will be given drops to numb eyes. Then a laser will be directed into the retina to treat this. It will be over within 20 to 40 minutes.

Eye injections: In certain cases, a medicine called anti-VEGF is directly given to the eyes to prevent the growth of new blood vessels. Other two medicines were given are ranibizumab (Lucentis/Accentrix) & aflibercept (Eylea) which prevents the worsening and improve the vision.

Eye surgery: Known as vitreoretinal Surgery, it is recommended when there is a scar which is likely to cause retinal detachment. In this vitreous humor ( clear, jelly-like material which fills the space in the back of the eye lens ) is removed from the eye.

Dr.Tony's Superspeciality Eye Hospital and Lasik Centre offers best Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment in Kerala where the treatment is provided by experienced ophthalmologists at an affordable cost.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Vitreoretinal diseases

Vitreoretinal diseases are conditions that affect the vitreous and retina, present on the back portion of the eye. Vitreous is a clear jelly like material present between the crystalline lens and the retina which help in maintaining the stability of eye. The retina is a light-sensitive tissue present in the back portion of our eye which creates images using cornea and lens.

Common vitreoretinal diseases

  • Retinal detachments or tears: Retinal detachment occurs when the vitreous moves away from the retina and pulls the retina hard enough to tear it. It is a serious condition, which needs proper treatment. Otherwise this retinal detachment can lead to blindness or blurred vision.
  • Macular degeneration: Macular Degeneration is a condition, caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, which causes vision loss. Macula is the central portion of retina, which is responsible for controlling the ability to read,recognize the faces or colors and for focusing central vision.

 Macular Hole

  • Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that affect eyes, due to the damage of blood vessels at the retina. This condition is an aftereffect of diabetes, where no symptoms are noticed at the onset of the disease. Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are more prone to diabetic retinopathy.
  • Macular holes: The macula is an oval shaped area present in retina, which is responsible for providing sharp vision needed for reading, driving etc. Macular hole is developed when small break occurs in macula. It will cause distorted and blurred vision and is commonly seen in older people.
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment: A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a condition which is seen in older people who are in their late 60's. Here the vitreous membrane gets separated from the retina causing posterior vitreous detachment.

Retinal Detachment

  • Flashes and floaters: Floaters are small specks or clouds moving in the field of vision. It can be appeared as dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. Flashes are seen when the vitreous gel pulls on the retina. It may be observed for weeks or months. These conditions are observed as a result of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD).
Most of the vitreoretinal diseases can be treated surgically by using lasik, laser, PRK and by various other procedures.

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