Eye Hospital Dubai

Ophthalmology

Sight is one of the most important senses of the human body, but during any abnormality that might affect the human eye or strength of one’s vision, a visit to an Ophthalmologist is highly recommended. Ophthalmology is the department under medical sciences that cures and/or diagnoses eye disorders and deals with the complete gambit of eye treatment. An ophthalmologist may employ a melange of procedures and tests to get the desired report. One of the most widely used methods to assess ocular structures, a study essential to Ophthalmology, is called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). The information generated from the test is then used by doctors/physicians to assess/conclude on a specific treatment plan that might include a range of pathological processes and clinical diagnoses. Some conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy may be managed by subsequent OCT scans.

A specialty of Ophthalmology, Ocular Surgery, primarily deals with surgical procedures done on the eye or its adnexa. The human eye, by virtue of its fragility and sensitivity, becomes an organ that’s dealt with extreme care, and an ocular surgeon might be the one responsible for recommending the apt surgery and educating the patient on necessary precautions, if any.

About Ophthalmology

Some of the most common conditions treated by an Ophthalmologist include

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Dry Eyes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Tumors
  • Uveitis
  • Protopsis (Baggy eyes)
  • Eye Infection Treatment
  • Excessive Tearing (tear duct blockage)
  • Strabismus (Deviation of eyes/misalignment)

An Ophthalmologist uses a host of procedures and diagnostic methods, some being:

  • Refraction
  • Visual Acuity
  • Specialized tests
  • Cataract operation
  • Slit Lamp Examination
  • Ocular Tonometry to determine intraocular pressure
  • Retina Examination

The sub-specialties that fall under Ophthalmology aren’t always organ specific, like any other branch in healthcare, but will either treat a certain disease or a specific part of the human eye:

  • Veterinary specialty training programs
  • Uveitis
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Paediatric ophthalmology/strabismus (misalignment of the eyes)
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Oculoplastics and orbit surgery
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Medical retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea, ocular surface, and external disease
  • Vitreo-retinal surgery

Services

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists at Aster Hospitals offer patients a full range of ophthalmologic and optometric care. Aster Hospitals (Mankhool) uses sophisticated techniques to help identify and correct astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and a broad spectrum of eye disorders.

The medical staff helps patients improve and maintain their vision using the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques to diagnose a host of vision impairments and abnormalities including: Glaucoma, Age Degeneration, Diabetes eye damage, Cataracts, Pediatric eye problems, Eyelid droop and Wrinkles, Inflammation, Dry eyes, Infections, Double vision and Visual loss. The doctors at Aster Hospitals provide professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of these disorders, leading to an improvement in the patient’s quality of life. At Aster Hospitals, we believe that patients and their families should have access to high quality healthcare at a centre that they trust.

The department offers the following services for:

  • Glaucoma: Comprehensive evaluation of high intraocular pressure in the eye using the latest equipment, including glaucoma treatment • Tonometry (all types) Visuplan500 from Zeiss Goldmanns applanation Tonopen Visual fields – Humphrey 2 from Zeiss Pachymetry – Tomey4000 All types of Glaucoma surgery including AGV
  • Cataract: State of the art equipment to evaluate and operate the most common problem in ophthalmology.
    1. Zeiss SL 130 slit lamp with imaging and recording facilities
    2. A scan biometry
    3. B scan with ultrasound bio microscopy (UBM)
    4. Zeiss keratometer
    5. Leica M-220 state of the art operating microscope
    6. Ortelli 3 – State of the art Phaco-machine
    7. Tomey4000 specular microscope for evaluating the endothelium
    8. Microsurgical instruments for cataract surgery
  • Oculoplasty: Facilities to evaluate a treat, both medically and surgically, all oculoplasty problems such as:
    1. Squint
    2. Entropion
    3. Ectropion
    4. Ptosis
    5. Botox (therapeutic and cosmetic)
    6. Dacryocystectomy
    7. Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
  • Stem cell transplant: Facilities to carry out stem cell conjunctival autograft for recurrent pterygium/dry eye etc.
  • Laser treatment for eyes
  • Minor procedures: Fully equipped minor surgical unit with an operating microscope attached to the OPD to carry out minor surgeries such as:
    1. Chalazion
    2. Stye/Cyst removal
    3. Epiliation
    4. Botox etc.
  • Posterior segment: Medical retina with basic facilities such as:
    1. Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy
    2. B-scan imaging
    3. 78-D examination
  • Refraction:
      • State of the art Zeiss autorefractometer
    1. Visuref 100 and Lensometer
    2. Visulens 500 with clear chart
    3. Riechert 2

Why choose Aster Hospitals?

A rapidly growing name in healthcare, Aster Hospitals is known for its pioneering and advanced healthcare in multiple spheres. Never content to rest on its laurels, Aster is constantly seeking opportunities to set new yardsticks with advanced developments. With many more innovative and ambitious initiatives in its hat, Aster Hospitals has radically catalyzed the healthcare revolution across the Middle East, India and the Far East. With one of the world's best Ophthalmology care centres, Aster is a symbol of distinction when it comes to quality healthcare and reliable diagnostics. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Aster Hospitals boasts a diverse team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals and medical infrastructure capable of end-to-end disease detection and cure. Present in 9 countries and spreading rapidly, Aster Hospitals’ commitment to a healthier, happier world lives and breathes in the services they provide and in the way they provide it.