Dr. B. K. Nayak
Section Head - Ophthalmology & Consultant - Ophthalmology
MD (Ophthalmology) (AIIMS), Fellowship in Retina and Vitreous (Perth, Australia)
Dr. Nisheeta Agarwala
M.C.P.S, D.O.M.S, M.S.(Ophth), Higher Ophthalmic Training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Wilmer Eye Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA and also at Institute of Ophthalmology, Judd Street, London, U.K
The Department of Ophthalmology at P. D. Hinduja Hospital brings to you some of the most experienced Ophthalmologists who consistently deliver state of the art care. Here you will find a multi specialty group of surgical, research, and clinical consultants working in an integrated setting to provide the highest-quality for patients. The department is equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical facilities to deliver comprehensive best practices care from simple routine eye examinations to the most complex surgical cases.
Cornea, Cataract and Other Diseases of the Anterior Segment
Our Consultants are dedicated to providing excellence in patient care across the complete spectrum of medical and surgical problems involving the cornea, lens, ocular surface, and other structures involving the anterior segment of the eye (ciliary body, choroid, iris).
The specialists are trained to deal with the simplest of cases to the more complex ones, often received as referrals from other eye care centers. The specific conditions treated include: Allergic Conjunctivitis, Blepharitis, Varieties of Chronic Conjunctivitis, Episcleritis, Corneal edema (swelling), Cataracts, Secondary and Complex Cataracts, Keratoconus, Corneal dystrophies (including Fuchs' dystrophy), Corneal trauma, scarring, infection such as microbial keratitis or ulcer, Corneal erosions, Pterygium, Dry eye syndrome (Sjogren’s Syndrome), Tumors and Degeneration of the Iris.
Glaucoma is a disease that often goes undetected till the advanced stages of the disease. Often asymptomatic other than gradual visual loss, the disease can lead to irreversible optic nerve damage and blindness may gradually set in. The Glaucoma Care Division offers comprehensive consultations and long-term follow-up care for all forms of glaucoma and its complications, including medical, laser, and surgical treatment.
Neuro- Ophthalmology is a subspecialty of Ophthalmology and Neurology dedicated to managing disorders of the eye caused by or associated secondarily with diseases of the brain, brain tumor, trauma etc. We bring together sub specialists from multiple disciplines (Neurologists and Neurosurgeons) to provide treatment option to evaluate and treat individuals.
The Vitreo-Retinal Disorders Service provides a full spectrum of medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the posterior segment of the globe.
Diseases in Children
The department also treats ophthalmic related diseases such as Squint (Cross eyed), Refractive Errors, Long-sightedness (Hypermetropia), Shortsightedness (Myopia), Childhood Cataracts, Childhood Glaucoma, and more…
In treating Glaucoma
- Automated perimetry
- Color vision testing
- Visual Field Testing
- Pachymetry to measure corneal thickness, an important risk factor
- Intraocular pressure measurement ( Applanation Tonometry)
- Frequency Doubling Perimetry
- Heidelberg retinal Tomography (HRT II)
- Optical Coherence Tomography ( OCT)
- Optic Disc and Fundus Photography
Glaucoma that is resistant to medical treatment can be treated surgically. Glaucoma surgical services performed include:
- Combined phacoemulsification (small incision cataract surgery), intraocular lens implantation, and trabeculectomy (glaucoma surgery)
- Glaucoma implant surgery (tube or shunt surgery)
- Goniotomy (for specific childhood glaucomas)
Glaucoma laser services include:
- Laser iridectomy
- Laser trabeculoplasty
- Modern Retina LASER Machine
- Digital Fundus Camera (for Fundus Fluorescein Angiography [FFA])
- Spectral Domain OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
- Vitrectomy machine for Retinal Surgery