Eyes don’t see what the mind doesn’t know!

It is not often that an eye surgeon is able to awe a room full of medical students and residents in a busy Ophthalmology clinic. So I’ll take this opportunity to write the story about this this extra-ordinary accomplishment.  An 18yr old male patient was referred to me from elsewhere. The patient came with complaints […]

History of Strabismus and Pediatric ophthalmology and its evolution over time

The word ‘Strabismus’ is derived from the verb strebloun meaning “to turn”. It is a confusing and less focussed entity and yet quite interesting. In ancient era, doctors proposed the use of mask to hide the deviated eye and get rid of these unsightly variations. Many surgeons attempted the correction of strabismus over years. A surgeon […]

Management of Occlusio Pupillae, Secondary Glaucoma and Complicated Cataract: A Case Report

Dr Swati Singh, Dr Bharat Ratna Thoumungkan, Dr Surbi Taneja, Centre for Sight, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi Introduction Uveitis affects 2 million people worldwide out of which about 10% may suffer from irreversible loss of sight due to associated complications.1,2 Cystoid macular edema, cataract and glaucoma are the three major causes of visual loss in patients […]

Tearful Tear Trough: Anatomy, Grading and Management.

Kasturi Bhattacharjee MS, DNB, FRCSEd, FRCS (Glasg), Supurna Ghosh MS Sri Sankaradeva Netralaya, Guwahati, Lana Datuashvili MD – European Society of Ophthalmology – SOE YO Committee Member, Georgia. Introduction(1)  The tear trough is a concave deformity of the orbital fat that is noticeable as a result of inherited anatomical differences and aging. The tear trough is a 2 […]

Gore-tex sutures: Rewarding tale of Off-label ophthalmic use.

  Of all sutures used in eye-related surgeries, from a soft tissue approximation in the lids to the anchoring of intraocular lenses, Prolene, and Vicryl remained everyone’s favorite. The absorbable polyglycolic acid-derived monofilaments (Vicryl) holds its tensile strength for at least 2-3 weeks. It runs the show in major oculoplastic, orbital, and ocular surface surgeries. […]

Hypertensive retinopathy – An underrated entity of young

Fundoscopy is known for years as a diagnostic and therapeutic window to study systemic hypertension (HTN). The extent of end-organ damage secondary to it can be studied by direct observation of arteriolar changes in the fundus. Earlier, these findings were the crucial deciding factors to intervene and manage the ill effects of HTN. Of late […]

One shot Squint Surgery- Pearls For Perfect Outcome – Dr Bhawna P Khurana

Strabismus is routinely encountered by ophthalmologists world over. It is known to occur in about 5 percent of the population.  Strabismus surgery is a well described and ubiquitously performed surgery , albeit with unpredictable results. Indications for strabismus surgery in children include ensuring alignment of eyes to prevent maldevelopment of sensory apparatus which can cause […]

Anterior Segment Photography with Intraocular Lens – Dr. Prithvi Chandrakanth

  Smartphone photography has become essential in Ophthalmic practice and a standard way of recording ocular findings for documentation, expert opinion, academics, tele-ophthalmology and patient education. Anterior segment photography has been made possible using adapters which help fix the smartphone to the slit lamp or adapters with lens which can be fixed to the phone […]

The Corneal Pocket fixation incision – A novel way to achieve painless and firm globe fixation

This article will describe a new method of achieving a painless and highly effective eye ball fixation technique for performing clear corneal phacoemulsification and Limbal relaxing incisions (LRI) under topical anaesthesia . The Corneal Pocket Fixation incision (CPFI) will provide good tangential fixation and counter traction for the creation of both the clear corneal side […]

Recent Advances In Cornea And Refractive

Field of ophthalmology is ever-evolving with newer advances technologically as well as diagnostically. Covid-19 has brought many landmark changes in almost every field of medical science as well as various day-to-day activities. Ophthalmology is also a part of these newer advances as an adaptation to Covid-19 response. Corneal transplants no more hold challenge in this […]