Evolution is the unfading law of nature. Today Ophthalmology is not restricted to spectacle prescription only; it has emerged into a rapidly evolving specialty. Starting from Cataract microsurgical procedures (Phacoemulsification, Femtosecond Laser cataract Surgery) to LASIK for refractive error correction, Laser for retinal disorder to Injection of Anti VEGF, Oculoplasty (Botox injection, orbital reconstruction) Ophthalmology has paved a special path of its own.
With the change in profession, today the use of Computer has increased, which has given to the new ocular entity of Computer Vision Syndrome, suffered by most of the professionals of today’s generation.
The department of Ophthalmology at Excelcare Hospitals deals with the early detection and prevention of many disorders, like treatment of childhood refractive error, and thereby preventing squint and, treatment of Vit A deficiency and thence corneal blindness. With the development of pediatric care, low birth weight and premature babies are surviving now, who are susceptible to Retinopathy of prematurity; that can result in blindness if not detected timely and intervened accordingly.