Glaucoma conference

DR KUMAR RAVI

Cataract surgeon and Glaucoma specialist
BB Eye Foundation VIP,Kolkata
AMRI medical centre Kolkata
+918100524150

Get all your queries related to Cataract and Glaucoma answered by one of the best eye specialists in Kolkata ,Dr Kumar Ravi.

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FAQS ON CATARACT AND GLAUCOMA

GLAUCOMA/CATARACT/GENERAL

I know that choosing a new eye doctor can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. That’s why I want you to rest assured that you’ve chosen well. Below you’ll find answers to some of my Glaucoma patients frequently asked questions. I’ve been able to cover quite a few topics, but if there’s something I haven’t touched on, please don’t hesitate to ask by clicking on the link given below

HOW PAINFUL IS THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR GLAUCOMA?

The medical evaluation for Glaucoma is almost a painless experience. Few examinations and tests for glaucoma requires instruments to come close to the eyes. It may be a little  uncomfortable for a new patient but the procedure is painless.
 

HOW MUCH TIME IT MAY TAKE TO UNDERGO A COMPLETE GLAUCOMA EVALUATION?
 

Glaucoma examination involves a short patient evaluation (undilated  eye), followed by instillation of eye drop and detail eye examination (dilated eye examination). The procedure may take about 1 to 2 hrs. In case the glaucoma specialist orders for certain tests – it may need some more time.

I LOST FOCUS WHILE DOING PERIMETER TEST. HOW MUCH DOES THAT MATTER?
 

Perimeter instrument is programed to take care of blinking movement of eye. Few instances of fixation loss or loss of attention may be taken care of. But repeated error may need the tests to be repeated.
 

MY FIRST TEST WAS REJECTED BY THE DOCTOR. WILL I PERFORM BETTER ON A REGULAR TEST?

Many patients may not perform well at first go. The performance is better on repeat test.

I CAN’T PERFORM PERIMETER TEST. IS THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE TEST?

Yes, there are alternative tests for glaucoma detection. Some of them are fully automated tests and require only a few seconds to finish the test. However, perimeter remains the primary test for glaucoma detection and follow up.

HOW LONG DOES GLAUCOMA SURGERY TAKE

It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete a glaucoma surgery

WHICH IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma specialists try to treat glaucoma initially with eye drops and laser.If Patient doesn't respond well to glaucoma medications then Glaucoma doctor can advise him/her glaucoma surgery.It also depends largely  on the type of Glaucoma.

 

FAQS

CATARACT

I know that choosing a Cataract operation doctor can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. That’s why I want you to rest assured that you’ve chosen well. Below you’ll find answers to some of my patients frequently asked questions. I’ve been able to cover quite a few topics, but if there’s something I haven’t touched on, please don’t hesitate to ask.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW PHACO TECHNIQUE OVER OLDER CATARACT SURGERY TECHNIQUES?

Phaco technique of cataract surgery when combined with the use of foldable intraocular lens – needs a small cut of less than 2mm for doing the surgery .This is in sharp contrast to the older manual techniques of cataract surgery which needs a cut of 6-8mm to complete the surgery 

Due to small cut for surgery – the recovery time is considerably reduced, pain is less and patients are back to business within a shorter period of time.

ARE ALL CASES OF CATARACT OPERATED BY PHACO TECHNIQUE?

Presently with improved technology – most of the cataract removal surgery is done by phaco technique. But in some cases surgeons may resort to manual technique of surgery.

IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE IN VISUAL IMPROVEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO TECHNIQUES?

Practically there is no difference in visual recovery in surgery by either technique. But pain is less and visual recovery is faster with phaco technique.

CAN THE CATARACT SURGERY BE DONE WITHOUT “INJECTION”?

Yes, most of present day cataract surgery presently is done without “injection”, using “eye drops” to minimize pain and discomfort during surgery.

CAN GLAUCOMA SURGERY BE COMBINED WITH CATARACT SURGERY?

Yes. When required, eye surgeon can combine both the surgeries in a single sitting. It reduces need for 2 separate operations and the patient gets rid of his glaucoma eye drops. (But need and justification for glaucoma surgery has to be decided by the treating eye specialist

WHAT IS THE CATARACT SURGERY PACKAGE COST IN KOLKATA

Cost of cataract surgery in Kolkata ranges from Rs 20000 to Rs 1.2 lakh.Final price would depend on the type of lens used and other additional procedures

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM CATARACT SURGERY

Patients following cataract surgery don’t need bed rest.They are allowed to watch tv/read newspaper.They are also free to take normal diet.

Head bath is not recommended for 2 weeks post surgery

Recovery time for cataract surgery in normal conditions is maximum 2 weeks.Patient will be able to resume work in maximum 2 weeks

DOS AND DONT;S AFTER CATARACT SURGERY

DO's

  • Use drops as advised

  • Wash,dry and sterilise your hands before putting eye drops

  • Regular post cataract surgery follow ups as advised by the cataract surgeon ​

DONT's

  • Avoid head bath or water in eyes

  • Avoid touching eye with fingers, cloth or tissue paper

  • Avoid dry dusty smoky environments

  • Avoid exercise

  • Avoid pranayama /weight lifting

HOW SHOULD I SLEEP AFTER CATARACT SURGERY

Following cataract surgery you are advised to sleep with eye cap on.It is always preferable to sleep either straight or sideways opposite to the eye operated.For example if right eye is operated you should sleep on left side or vice versa

HOW SOON CAN I DRIVE AFTER CATARACT SURGERY

Preferable to drive only after  2 weeks

 

CONTACT ME

Dr Kumar Ravi

Eye specialist

Cataract surgeon and Glaucoma specialist, Kolkata

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  1. BB eye foundation VIP, Kolkata

Shreetower II, RAA-36, VIP Road Raghunathpur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700059

2. AMRI Medical centre

No 97 A, Southern AvenueOpposite lake stadium, lake market, kolkataKolkata, West Bengal 700029

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