Ophthalmology

ophthalmology, medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye. 

The function of the human eye is to receive visual images. Whatever adversely affects vision is the concern of the ophthalmologist, whether it be caused by faulty development of the eye, disease, injury, degeneration, senescence, or refraction. He makes tests of visual function and examines the interior of the eye as part of a general physical examination for symptoms of systemic or neurologic diseases. He prescribes medical treatment for eye disease and glasses for refraction and performs surgical operations where indicated

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N.V. Ramana Murthy

Dr. N.V. Ramana Murthy

MS,MBBS

 

CONSULTANT OPTHAMOLOGY

Diseases & Conditions

glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults.

Macular Degeneration

Dry macular degeneration is a common eye disorder among people over 50. It causes blurred or reduced central vision, due to thinning of the macula (MAK-u-luh). The macula is the part of the retina responsible for clear vision in your direct line of sight. Dry macular degeneration may first develop in one or both eyes and then affect both eyes.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects eyes. It's caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina). At first, diabetic retinopathy might cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems. But it can lead to blindness. The condition can develop in anyone who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Corneal Conditions

The cornea is the clear outer layer at the front of the eye. The cornea helps your eye to focus light so you can see clearly. There are several common conditions that affect the cornea. Injuries, Allergies, Keratitis, Dry eye, Corneal dystrophies,

Cataracts

A cataract is a cloudy lens. The lens is positioned behind the colored part of your eye (iris). The lens focuses light that passes into your eye, producing clear, sharp images on the retina — the light-sensitive membrane in the eye that functions like the film in a camera.

Childhood eye conditions

Common eye problems in children include turned eyes (strabismus), small swelling of the eyelid (chalazion), lazy eye (amblyopia) and needing strong glasses at an early age (refractive error)

Optic nerve problems

Optic neuritis occurs when swelling (inflammation) damages the optic nerve — a bundle of nerve fibers that transmits visual information from your eye to your brain. Common symptoms of optic neuritis include pain with eye movement and temporary vision loss in one eye.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Modular OTs

Hospital houses Modular Operation Theaters which have all the facilities to conduct an error free surgery

Diagnostics

With advanced Imaging diagnostics equipment within the hospital, patients need not go anywhere else

Advanced Ophthalmology Treatment

The Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers the most comprehensive ophthalmic care in Texas. Using their broad scope of knowledge and experience, our skilled ophthalmologists and other eye specialists provide expert diagnosis and the latest treatment options for any eye condition.

Ophthalmology Treatment

We specialize in:

    • Cornea and external eye diseases
    • Refractive (LASIK) and cataract surgery
    • Glaucoma
    • Retina and vitreous
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Oculoplastic and orbital surgery
    • Ophthalmic oncology (cancer care)
    • Ophthalmic pathology (advanced diagnostics)
    • Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus
    • Uveitis and ocular immunologic disease

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