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Sakra Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Department

Department of Ophthalmology at Sakra provides comprehensive eye care for all the needy patients who need help. We are equipped with state-of-the-art operation theatre, surgical microscope phacoemulsification machine and microsurgical instruments. And also the department boasts of an array of state of the art equipment like visual refraction unit, slit lamp bio microscope, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, operating microscope, and phacoemulsification.

The Outpatient department is well equipped to cater to diverse eye diseases. Preventive eye check-up emphasises on the early detection, prevention and cure of eye problems if any. Evaluation and medical management of glaucoma, retina diseases and squint is routinely done in addition to complete care of anterior segment of the eye.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most common eye diseases include eyestrain due to myopia, hyperopia, red eyes, sty, blepharitis, conjunctivitis,  cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, uveitis, corneal ulcer, diabetic retinopathy, colour blindness, night blindness, etc.

A lazy eye usually occurs in childhood when a child’s eyesight does not develop as it should in one eye. It is also known as amblyopia and the symptoms include blurred vision and poor depth perception. It cannot be corrected completely later in adulthood hence important to check regularly in the preschool and primary school years of the child.

A cataract is the most common cause of vision deterioration in people over age 40. It is defined as the clouding of the normal lens of the eye. Its symptoms include blurred vision, sensitivity to light, fading or yellowing of colours, occasional double vision, glare and difficulty at night driving, need for brighter light for reading, etc.

Cataract surgery is an outpatient/daycare procedure in which the eye surgeon removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens also called an intraocular lens. The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia. After the surgery, recovery of vision is dramatic however you will have discomfort for the initial few days.

LASIK surgery is the best and most common laser refractive surgery performed to correct vision problems.  Laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses (LASIK) are done to treat myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. It uses a laser to change the shape of the tissue on the front of the eye  (cornea)  to improve vision .you would get rid of glasses once LASIK is done.

Glaucoma is a group of various eye conditions that damage the optic nerve which is usually caused by abnormally high pressure in the eye. It is more common in people over age 60, but it can occur at any age. Its symptoms include patchy blind spots in your eye, severe headache, eye pain, blurred vision, eye redness, etc.

Conjunctivitis also called pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (transparent membrane) that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball. It is caused due to bacterial or viral infection and it is contagious in nature. Pink eye can be treated using artificial tears, antibiotic eye drops in case of bacterial variant, cleaning your eyelids with a wet cloth and giving rest to eyes.

Viral eye infections are highly contagious, depending on the viral strain they may remain contagious for up to 10 to 12 days after the onset of symptoms.

The symptoms of eye infection include pain, itchy eyes, light sensitivity, burning eyes, a small, painful lump under the eyelid, swelling on the eyelid, etc.

Sakra World Hospital is the best eye hospital in Bangalore comprised of an advanced diagnostic imaging centre, advanced phacoemulsification machine, an eye examination suite, comprehensive eye care services, state-of-the-art operation theatre, ophthalmic specialists, and more. Our eye care specialists collaborate with doctors of other specialities to provide exactly the care you need in coexisting conditions of multisystem disorders.

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