What is Glued IOL?
It is a procedure in which the intraocular lens is restored in the natural anatomical position using glue when the capsular support is absent, restoring the optics of the eye to normal.
What are the symptoms of Glued IOL?
Traumatic cataract, aphakia, problems during cataract surgery, subluxated cataracts, and subluxated or dislocated IOLs are also possibilities.
A Look at the Various Types of Intraocular Lenses
IOLs, or intraocular lenses, are artificial lenses that replace your natural lens to provide a consistent curve from the centre of the eye to the borders or periphery. The three types of IOLs offered are monofocal, multifocal, and toric.
What is PDEK?
A partial thickness corneal transplant is performed with Pre-Endothelial Descemet's Keratoplasty.
The damaged endothelial cells in the patient's eye are removed and replaced with a fresh layer of endothelial cells from the donor eye.
Endothelial cells are healthy cells that line the back of the cornea and pump fluid out to keep the cornea from bulging.
The typical endothelial cell count is between 2000 and 3000 cells/mm2.
As the number of cells decreases to 500 cells/mm2, corneal decompensation develops, the quality of the cornea decreases, and vision finally becomes hazy.
How is penetrating keratoplasty surgery carried out?
The penetrating keratoplasty surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia. Through a small corneal incision (opening), the endothelium is removed from the patient’s eye and a disc of donor endothelium is inserted in the patient’s eye which is placed in position with the help of an air bubble.
A few stitches may be taken which will be removed 3-4 weeks after the surgery. Once keratoplasty surgery is over, the patient needs to lie down flat for a few hours for proper attachment of the graft. The air bubble usually gets absorbed in 48 hours but may take longer.
What is Oculoplasty?
Oculoplasty is a term that covers a variety of procedures that involve eyelids, eyebrows, orbits, tears ducts, and the face. Oculoplastic procedures involve both medically necessary procedures and cosmetic procedures.
The scope of Oculoplasty extends across a wide range of procedures from correcting droopy eyelids to fitting artificial eye prostheses. Oculoplastic surgeries are carried out by specially trained surgeons and are often highly customized, based on the patient’s condition.
Oculoplasty is often referred as both an art and a science that can help improve the function, comfort, and aesthetic appearance of the face.
What conditions may require Oculoplastic treatment?
A trained Oculoplastic surgeon trained in both ophthalmology, as well as plastic surgery, is best suited to treating these conditions. Here are some common conditions that are treated under the specialty of Oculoplasty.
Eye Dryness Facts
On a typical summer day, people may spend 14 to 16 hours each day in an air-conditioned room, at work, or at home to avoid the heat, and some of them may experience dryness, irritation, stickiness, itching, burning, and watering of the eyes. They may be developing a condition known as "dry eye," or "Dry Eye Syndrome" in medical terms.
Why Do Eyes Need Moisture?
A sufficient amount and quality of tears in the eyes is required for the eyes to feel and function normally.
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a change in the quality or quantity of the three layers of the tear film: the oily (outer), water/aqueous (middle), and protein layers (inner).