Eye (Ophthalmology) Conditions And Treatments

Eye (Ophthalmology) Conditions And Treatments2018-02-19T16:48:04+00:00

What is Ophthalmology?

This is a branch of medicine that focuses on the structure of the eye, its functions and diseases that affect it.

The eye is a vital organ that requires care, just like the other body parts, to function properly.

At IMT we understand the importance of choosing an eye care provider. That is why you can rely on us to link you with the best JCI accredited hospitals in India, Thailand and Dubai.

Types of Conditions and Treatments

These are some of the common eye conditions & treatment options

  • Cataracts: These occur when the natural lens of the eye is clouded. Cataracts are common to people age 40 years and above. The lens is mostly made up of water and a layer of protein which is aligned in a particular manner to keep the lens clear and to allow light rays to pass through. But as we age, the protein layer may start clumping together. Other causes of cataracts include: hypertension, diabetes, previous eye surgery among others.

  • Glaucoma: This condition often occurs when the optic nerve which transmits images to the brain is damaged by increased blood pressure. If not treated , glaucoma can lead to total vision loss in a few years time.

  • Paediatric eye conditions:

  • Surgery Most eye conditions can be treated through surgery  can be of different types some of them include:

    1. Keratoplasty: This surgical procedure is done to replace a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy cornea tissue. The healthy cornea tissue often comes from people who chose to donate it before they died.
    2. Retinal Detachment Surgery: Retinal detachment occurs when a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position. This condition can be corrected through a surgical procedure done to prevent vision loss. Retinal Detachment surgery can also be done to repair vision loss.
    3. Blepharoplasty: A type of plastic surgery done to correct, deformities and disfigurations of the eyelid. It can also to remodify the eye region of the face for beauty purposes.
    4. PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy): A type of surgery done to correct short-sightedness and long-sightedness.
    5. LASIK: surgery where a flap of the surface of the cornea is lifted and a layer of tissue underneath is removed using a laser.
    6. Photocoagulation: In this procedure, a laser can is used to destroy some tissues of the bleeding blood vessels so as to mitigate bleeding and damage.

Maybe you don’t have access to a hospital or clinic that can give you the treatment that you need for your eye condition.

IMT can help you access cost-effective, high quality treatment at our affiliated hospitals and clinics in India, Dubai, Thailand and Kenya. We can link you with the right hospital or clinic and arrange your travel.

Click the button below to fill out a short form with your information to get treatment options from specialists at our partner hospitals today.

Technology and Advanced Treatment of the Eye

The latest advances in technology can play an important role in the eye treatment process.

IMT can help you access the latest technology. We can link you with our affiliated, internationally accredited hospitals and clinics where advanced equipment and procedures are available. Here are two, out of many, examples:

  • LASIK – painless surgery that reshapes the cornea to enhance the focusing power of the eye and reinstate vision
  • Retinal imaging device – a device that detects changes in the eye which may be related to Alzheimer disease (a disease that impacts memory, thinking and behavior).

Prevention

Prevention is always better than cure. Here are some ways that you can help to keep your eyes healthy as you age, and help reduce eye disease:

  • Find out whether you have a higher risk of eye diseases (family history)
  • Look out for warning signs from changes in your vision
  • Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays
  • Have regular physical examinations to check for diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Do not smoke
  • Eat healthily; foods good for the eyes include green leafy vegetables, raw red pepper, sweet potatoes, salmon, sunflower seeds and nuts, among others.

Additional resources

If you would like to find out more about eye related diseases and its different types, below are some links that you might find helpful:

http://www.wedmd.com/eye-health

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention

http://www.allaboutvision.com

How IMT Can Help?

Eye conditions can be treatable

We recommend that you see your local doctor for health check-ups and that you keep yourself informed about the best ways to maintain a healthy life-style.

We also do recommend that you take preventative measures such as eating healthily and taking precautions when handling dangerous chemicals.

But maybe you find that you need more than your local doctor or hospital. Maybe you want to access a fully-equipped, internationally recognized hospital or clinic overseas which can provide comprehensive health check-ups, a full range of diagnostic testing and state-of-the-art treatments.

If you would like to find out more about treatment options for eye conditions at top hospitals in India, Dubai and Thailand, please contact us today.

We are here to help. By using IMT you will be assured of the following:

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You will get a free, dedicated client coordinator who will help coordinate with our partner hospitals to provide you, for free, with treatment plans and quotes to allow you to make an informed decision about which hospital and treatment is right for you.

All our partner hospitals are internationally accredited (JCI) and are the top hospitals in each country. We only work with market leading hospitals.

If you arrange things through us you will never pay more than if you were to contact the hospitals directly.

No waiting times.

No hidden fees, no obligations – receive a free, dedicated coordinator from IMT to help coordinate and book your international medical treatment.

Click the button below to fill out a short form with your information to get treatment options from specialists at our partner hospitals today.