World Sight Day: committing to quality eye care

ByMartha R. Camara

Oct 13, 2022

As new age technology advances in various sectors, the healthcare unit has also acquired innovations that have helped improve diagnostic and treatment protocols. Eye care has been at the forefront of utilizing the latest tools in the management of various eye conditions.

In recent years, new tools are constantly being developed, from microsurgery, to lasers, diagnostic equipment, nanoemulsions and robotic cataract surgery. Not only do these tools aid in accurate diagnosis of various eye conditions and near perfect treatment results, but they also aid in early patient rehabilitation with minimum discomfort and lowest complication rate. Sharp Sight Eye hospitals are at the forefront of introducing these latest updates to patient care where eye care specialists with the fusion of their clinical skills with these technologies provide the best possible treatment for patients. patients.

As a pioneer in eye care for over two decades, Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals believes in the importance of providing the best eye care for everyone. With the trust of over 10 lakh delighted patients and over 5 lakh successful surgeries and procedures, Sharp Sight Eye Hospitals has established itself as one of the leading eye care providers in North and East India with fourteen state-of-the-art eye hospitals. The organization provides specialist eye care in all areas such as cataracts, refractive surgeries, pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma and retinal conditions, with doctors trained in institutions of excellence such as AIIMS, the Armed Forces Medical College, Aravind Eye Hospitals, etc.

This World Sight Day, Sharp Sight is focusing on educating people to take care of their eyes and prevent blindness from serious eye conditions. In recent years, due to the impact of excessive screen time, there has been an increase in the number of patients and children suffering from decreased vision due to refractive errors, to dry eyes and computer vision syndrome. We advise people to take regular breaks when in front of a screen. Remember the 20-20-20 rule. Turn away from your screen every 20 minutes, focusing on something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Additionally, blinking often helps to naturally lubricate the eyes and prevent them from drying out.

If you feel pain in your eyes or vision becomes blurry, you should have a comprehensive eye exam soon. This can be due to various conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma or retinal conditions that require immediate attention. If you have diabetes or take medication to control your blood pressure, an annual eye exam is a must. School-going children and those with long screen hours should also have periodic checkups.

Advancements in treatment include the use of new technologies such as Femtolaser assisted cataract surgery with the use of advanced intraocular lenses such as extended depth of field or multifocal intraocular lenses which can help the patient get rid of glasses even at extreme ages. As these are one-time surgeries, the best technology and implants should be chosen after a comprehensive eye examination.

Sharp Sight Eye Hospital is dedicated to providing the best quality eye care to all our patients and society to eradicate the devil of blindness and low vision from our country.