Eye Health

Lasik and Laser Eye Surgery in Nepal

Refractive Surgery in Nepal Refractive surgery is the surgical procedures that correct refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia) to reduce your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. In Nepal Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology is providing World-class Lasers and High Quality refractive Surgery.  Tilganga’s Refractive Surgery Unit opened in January 2012 and offers the […]

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What are Polarized Sunglasses?

Sunlight can be absorbed or reflected in several different directions. There are two meridians: horizontal and vertical.Commonly, light coming from all direction (horizontal and vertical) create a problem (glare) for viewing due to multidimensional light. Due to more light entering into our eyes, we may have a blurred image. Polaroid cuts one dimensional or meridian […]

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Ocular tonometry (How to measure intraocular pressure)

Definition of Tonometry: Tonometry is the procedure eye care professionals perform to determine the intraocular pressure (IOP), the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is an important test in the evaluation of patients at risk from glaucoma. Most tonometers are calibrated to measure pressure in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Schiötz tonometry If glaucoma is diagnosed […]

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Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital Vacancy

Eastern Regional Eye Care programme, Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital (SCEH), Lahan running under Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh is seeking application from qualified, energetic Nepali candidates for the following positions.   1. Fellowship in Paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus MD/MS  in Ophthalmology from recognized university with at least one year experience in anterior segment surgery and registered in […]

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Eye Twitching ” Myokinesia”

Eye twitch is the repetitive, involuntary spasm of eyelid muscles. It comes on suddenly and can last for a second,  minute, hours, days or even longer. While it may feel as if everyone can see the twitch, most twitches are slight enough that they can’t be seen by someone simply looking at your face. Eye […]

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Subspecialities in ophthalmology

Anterior segment surgery It focuses on the anterior segment of the eye which includes cornea, iris, ciliary body, and lens. Cataracts and refractive surgery As most of the general eye doctor called ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery on a regular basis, this is not a sub-specialization in the sense that the others are. However, it is […]

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Whether to treat Ocular Hypertension and Glaucoma suspect or not to treat (Debatable issue)

  Ocular Hypertension or Glaucoma suspect  A patient with Intraocular pressure (IOP) above the normal range (11 -21 mmHg) without any reported visual field or optic disc changes characteristic for glaucoma.To cut it short in points, We have to consider and evaluate the following risk factors when dealing with Ocular Hypertension or glaucoma suspect  Age  […]

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Vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness.

Carotenoides are pigments that occur naturally in chromoplasts of plants, Fungi, and some bacteria. Carotenoids (chromoplasts pigment) absorbs light for the photosynthesis and protects the chlorophyll from photo damage. During the ripening of almost all fruits, there occurs a disruption in the organization of chloroplasts Contains (Chlorophyll) and re-organization into Chromoplasts (Carotenoids). As the photosynthesis apparatus is […]

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Myotonic Dystrophy: Systemic and Ocular manifestations, Investigation, and treatment

Myotonic dystrophy: Uncommon AD dystrophy Triple repeat  of MDPK gene Pathognomonic feature is failure of muscle relaxation after contraction.( Myotonic grip ).  To check, ask patient to shake hands Ocular Manifestations : Bilateral ptosis Cataracts (Christmas tree cataracts or PSCC) Orbicularis oculi weakness Pigmentary retinopathy (pattern dystrophy centrally, reticular at mid-periphery, and atrophic far periphery) […]