Eye Care


What is Cataract?

The opacification of natural lens of the eye is CATARACT.

Who counts to cataracts?

Generally cataract is age related opacification of lens(senile cataract).But it can be seen in children and young adults too.

Cataract surgery

Almost all the cataract operations are now done by MICS (Micro Incision Cataract Surgery) with foldable IOL(Intra Ocular Lens).
This operation is done at our Deshpande eye hospital WITHOUT STICHES, WITHOUT ANESTHETIC INJECTION, WITHOUT EYE PATCHING after surgery.
This uniquely featured operation is available at Deshpande eye hospital with variety of intraocular lenses.

Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Following types of intraocular lenses available
A) Monofocal Lens
1. With this lens distant vision is cleared and you need near vision glasses for reading
B) Multifocal Lens
1. This lens is useful for those who do not want to have distant as well as near vision glasses after operation.
C) Trifocal Lens
1. Its the most advanced type of IOL.
2. This lens helps to clear distant, intermediate (used for computer work) and near vision in 95% of the patients.
D) Extra UV Protective Lens
1. Due to yellow tinged lenses, the harmful UV rays get eliminatex so it protective for old age people specially diabetes.
D) Aspheric Lens
1. Part of lens is aspheric which will help to improve quality of vision.
E) Toric Lens
1. This is used for patients with cylindrical glass number. It helps to improve vision drastically after operation.


What is Glaucoma?

When pressure inside the eye rises to a point where it causes irreversible damage to the Optic Nerve, the condition is known as Glaucoma.

Statistics of Glaucoma

It is the second leading cause of blindness and the leading cause of preventable blindness. It affects about 12 million people world-wide and about 4 million people are blind due to this disease.

Risk Factor of Glaucoma

1. High risk category people include:
2. Raised IOP
3. Age: Older than 40 yrs.
4. Positive family history.
5. Physical injuries to the eye
6. Prolonged use of steroids.
7. Medical conditions like Diabetes & Hypertension.
8. Nearsightedness or Myopia

Key Points to Remember About Glaucoma

1. Glaucoma is most common in middle-aged or older individuals.
2. Glaucoma generally has no signs or symptoms until severe loss of vision has occurred.
3. If you have a family history of Glaucoma, you are at a higher risk and hence need a regular eye check up. Everyone, from babies to senior citizens, is at a risk of developing this disease.
4. The best way to address the damage is early diagnosis, proper treatment and regular follow ups.
5. You and your doctor will need to become partners and work together to control your condition and prevent it from advancing.

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Retina is the light sensitive nerve layer a at the back of the eye. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels in the retina which may swell and leak. The damage to Retinal vessels leading to swelling and exudates in Retina is referred to as Diabetic Retinopathy.

Signs and Symptoms

In early stages of Diabetic Retinopathy, you might have blurred vision. Most people do not notice any significant changes in vision or any discomfort in the initial stages. In the later stages, you develop cloudy vision blind spot or floaters.

Key Points to Remember

1. If you have diabetes, or a family history of diabetes, you need to pay special attention to your EYES before it is late.
2. Failing vision could be the first sign of damage being caused to your vital organs due to high Sugar levels.
3. There are no signs and symptoms in the early stages of Diabetic Retinopathy.
4. It starts with blurred vision, causing problems while reading or driving. Gradually as the blood vessels leak, it feels like black spots or floaters in the eye which may or may not go away.

Can Diabetic Retinopathy be Treated?

Yes-with the right care and treatment! The treatment can be Laser surgery which has been proven to reduce the risk of severe vision loss by about 60%.
However surgery often cannot restore vision that is already lost, which is why it is all important to diagnose and treat Diabetic Retinopathy early to prevent and reduce vision loss.

Can Diabetic Retinopathy be Prevented?

Not totally, but the risks can be greatly reduced with early detection and proper treatment. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) revealed that better control of blood sugar levels slows down the onset and progression of retinopathy and reduces the need for laser surgery.


It is also known as Ophthalmic plastic surgery with relation to eye and surrounding structures.
Cases like dacryocystitis(continuous watering of eyes), Ptosis(drooping down of eyelid) Ectropion/Entropion(inward or outward turning of eyelid) and lid swelling excisions can be treated successfully at our hospital.


Do you want to get rid of your spectacles?

We have solutions for your problem.

What are the methods to get rid of glasses?

It can be done by Lasik, Femto(Bladeless), PRK(Surface ablation), IPCL/ ICL.
All above facilities are available at Deshpande eye hospital and laser center.

Is it possible to get rid of glass power in each and every individual having glasses?

Its not possible that each and every person will get rid of glasses after procedure.
After pre lasik work up we will be able to opine about the method suitable for that individual.

At what age is it good to undergo this procedures?

After 18 years of age with stable glasses number one can undergo these procedures.

What is Lasik technic?

In Lasik procedure the flap of cornea is elevated using microkeratome and underlying part of cornea is made flat with Excimer Laser radiation. Then the flap is reposited as it is.
This is very accurate and reliable type of procedure used in refractive surgeries.

What is Femto Lasik?

In this procedure the corneal flap is made using laser and underlying part of cornea is made flat using Excimer laser.

Can we get rid of our spectacle number totally?

For how much duration?
For any type of treatment modality there is possibility of +/- 0.5 % accuracy.
It means after the procedure 5% of patient may have glass number equal or more than- 0.75D which can be reduced again with same procedure.
Similarly due to age related changes in eyes there can be changes in spectacle number. This technique can not control this change in number.But these changes can be treated accordingly if they are occurring after the procedure.

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Due to routine use of gadgets for online school and classes children are facing various eye problems and difficulties in clear vision.
Paediatric Ophthalmologist is available at our hospital to opine and treat about various paediatric conditions like Amblyopia, Squint, Nystagmus, Congenital / developmental cataract, Axial myopia.
All facilities are available for squint correction sugeries for all age groups.

Regular eye check up should be done for children.

Computer Vision Syndrome

What is it actually?

Nowadays computers, laptops, tabs, smartphones have become necessities of life.
But due to few mistakes while using these we are getting COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME symptoms.

What are its symptoms?

1. Irritation of eyes
2. Burning of eyes
3. Redness of eyes
4. Eyestrain
5. Dryness of eyes
6. Headache
7. Neckpain
These are the symptoms mainly seen due to continuous computer work which inturn reduces our normal blinking rate of eyes leading to dryness.

How to avoid it?

1. To avoid eyestrain take short breaks in between.
2. Follow 20-20 rule..
After every 20 minutes of computer work look at 20 feet distance for 20 seconds.
3. Try to minimize your unnecessary screen time.

Spectacle Shop

Wide range of spectacle frames and variety of glasses are available in our spectacle shop.
Advanced variety of progressive and branded glasses are available.
Children can choose among varieties of light weighted and colorful frames and glasses.
Contact lenses are available with user guidelines.
Prosthetic eye and cosmetic lenses can be ordered.
All spectacles will be appropriately calculated and rechecked according to advised refractive error.