Ask any patient - do you want vision for distance only or distance and near after Cataract Surgery ?
The immediate answer will be BOTH for distance and near.
Issues and Facts to consider for Multifocal IOL in Phaco Surgery
1. The best of Multifocal IOLs give about 90-95% vision for Distance and Near.
This is with best practices and selections.
2. Contrast - Amount of Light perceived
Some loss of Light does happen due to distribution of rays for both distance and near
3. Glare and Halos
If you habitually drive and night then avoid ALL Multifocals since some such phenomenon are common to all brands
4. Who can do Multifocals
All Eye Doctors do not do these lenses. Only the highly skilled and trained ones can since the margin for error is small and the dividing line between bravery and stupidity is narrow !
5. Satisfactory Results
Yes. Most patients will be very happy to have do with most of the daily tasks without any glasses at all.
6. Does Insurance pay for Multifocal Lenses
Some do. You need to check with the Insurance agency
This is Not a Complete Guide to Multifocal Lenses and it is best to discuss with the Doctor in person and clear all doubts and expectations.
M.B.B.S., M.S. (Gold Medalist)
Consultant Eye Surgeon
Aashray Eye and Skin Clinic
A-52. Meera Bagh. New Delhi-87
Consultation Timings: 6-8 pm Weekdays.
Saving Sight Changing Lives
Ultimate answer to Glasses and Lasik.
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Get down at Janak Puri West or Paschim Vihar West depending on from which side you are coming.
Take a Three Wheeler Auto Rickshaw and ask for A-Block Meera Bagh.
As soon as you turn on the Meera Bagh T-Point, The Main Gate of A-Block will be visible opposite Muthoot Finance and South Indian Bank.
Get Inside the Main Gate and ask the Watchman on the barrier for 52. No Kothi.
It is along the wall of St Marks School.
Diabetes and the Eye
A sweet disease of bitter company
Facts that every Diabetic should know
1. Diabetics are a higher risk of developing eye problems – some of which can lead to irreversible blindness
2. The longer the duration of Diabetes and worse the control – more are the chances of developing eye problems
3. Eye Problems can go totally un-noticed unless Vision is tested under standard conditions and retina seen by qualified eye specialist
4. Diabetics are at a higher risk of developing
o Cataract (Safed Motia)
o Glaucoma (Kala Motia)
o Diabetic Retinopathy (Spots on the Retina)
5. Cataract is curable with Surgery and IOL Implant but Glaucoma leads to progressive blindness-which is irreversible. Early Diabetic Retinopathy can be treated with Laser to prevent irreversible blindness later on.
6. Diabetics should have complete eye check up by an Eye Specialist as per guidelines of
o All Diabetics at the time of first diagnoses & of more than 5 years duration of disease – at-least once a year if no retinopathy
o All Diabetics with diagnosed retinopathy, on insulin or unstable control – once every 6 months.
7. Laser and other Treatments prevent the rapid progress of disease and in some cases can reverse early changes. There is no quick fix or miracle cure for diabetic retinopathy yet.
Orthokeratology – The Ortho K Lens
Vision Correction without Glasses or Lasik Laser
The perfect alternative to Lasik Laser with no side effects, US FDA approved, fully reversible and at a cost you can afford besides it is the only technology that has an effect on the progression of Myopia
Definition: This is the reduction, modification or elimination of refractive error by the programmed application of contact lenses
Principle of Ortho K Lenses: The Ortho-k lens principle is based upon the fact that myopia is caused by a corneal convexity and through the lens this convexity can be subdued a little bit. It has the same effect as doing a LASIK LASER. However, when the cornea returns to its normal shape, the lens has to be worn again. That period can vary from people to people. However, the average is 2-7 days and it can last longer if worn for a longer period of time.
Side Effects: There are no known side effects until now. Except the discomfort when wearing a normal RGP lens. It is the only lens approved for night time wear by the US FDA.
The cornea re-shaping returns to normal when the lens is removed.
There is an effect in stopping myopia from getting worse. Therefore it is the ideal form of treatment for growing children, people incapable of or unfit or scared of Lasik Laser surgery, sports persons, athletes, pilots, stuntmen and stage artists.
Durability of the Lenses: It may vary according to the way you keep your lens stored. An average usage and handling ensures that the lens lasts at-least 3 years.
Limitations: No limits to the use. However, people with severe dryness in the eye can be applied along with dry eye treatment. The Lens may not be suitable for high myopia going beyond 5.50D - with higher than 2.00D astigmatism.
Advantages over Lasik Laser
For More Information : Contact Dr.Sanjay Dhawan on 9810635968
Some things you might like to know about your Eyes
Eyes Are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.
Eyes Are composed of more than two million working parts.
Eyes Can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
Eyes Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.
Eyes Contribute towards 85% of your total knowledge.
Eyes Utilize 65% of all the pathways to the brain.
Eyes Can instantaneously set in motion hundreds of muscles and organs in your body.
Eyes In a normal life-span, will bring you almost 24 million images of the world around you.
Eyes The external muscles that move the eyes are the strongest muscles in the human body for the job that they have to do. They are 100 times more powerful than they need to be.
Eyes The adult eyeball measures about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Of its total surface area only one-sixth is exposed -- the front portion.
Eyes The eye is the only part of the human body that can function at 100% ability at any moment, day or night, without rest. Your eyelids need rest, the external muscles of your eyes need rest, the lubrication of your eyes requires replenishment, but your eyes themselves "never" need rest. But please rest them!
Eyes Eyes are your most precious sense... care for them properly!
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Clinic Address and Contact
Aashray Eye and Skin Clinic.
A-52. Meera Bagh. Paschim Vihar (Outer Ring Road)
Near St.Marks School Meera Bagh
Timings: (daily) Sunday closed.
We have a first come first served policy
Dr.Sanjay Dhawan is also available at
Max Hospital (Pitampura)
Maharaja Agarsen Hospital(Punjabi Bagh)
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We Specialise in Complex Cases with Over 20 Years of Eye Care Experience including 12 years abroad.
Comprehensive Eye Testing including Computerised Eye Testing and Personal Consultation with
Gold Medallist Eye Surgeon – Dr.Sanjay Dhawan
Laser Micro Phaco Surgery with Foldable / Low Cost and Multifocal / Aspheric IOLs
LASIK LASER, Customised LASIK and Blade Free Laser Spectacle Removal Intra lase. C3R and ICL
Ortho-K Lenses for Glasses Removal without any Laser/Cuts/ Surgery. Overnight Recharge System
Digital FFA Fundus Fluroscein Angiography, OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
VFA (Visual Field Analysis) Test
Lasers and Anti-VEFG’s for Retinal Diseases, ARMD, Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma
Diabetic / Hypertensive Retinopathy Management
Soft Contact Lenses
Squint,Trauma and Oculoplastic Surgery
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Ortho K Lenses - The Ideal Non Surgical Non Laser Solution for Glasses Removal
Lasik Laser Better Sight without Glasses
Lasik Laser.. Better Sight Without Glasses
The surgery is intended to reduce a person's dependency on glasses or contact lenses.
A laser is used to permanently change the shape of the cornea, the clear covering in front of the eye
What does the surgery do?
The surgery is done as an out-patient procedure and takes about 14 min per eye.
Local anaesthetic drops are placed in the eye being treated.
An automated rotary blade is used to make a flap in the cornea.
A hinge is left at one end of this flap.
The flap is folded back to reveal the middle part of the cornea. Pulses from a laser vaporise a portion of this and the flap is replaced.
The patient walks out with dark glasses.
How does this improve vision?
People need to wear glasses for different reasons. Some people are said to be short-sighted or myopic. This is due to the cornea being too steeply curved or the eye longer than normal.
Therefore, light rays fall in short of the retina - the area at the back of the eye that interprets the image - and results in blurred distance vision.
Other people are long-sighted or hyperopic because their cornea is too flat or the eye is too short. This means that the light rays focus too far beyond the retina.
Others have a condition where the cornea is oval shaped rather than spherical, called astigmatism. This produces two different focal points which can blur images at all distances.
Laser surgery to reshape the cornea can help to correct these problems.
Will it help with age-related vision loss?
Laser surgery will not be able to cure age-related presbyopia and the need for reading glasses that people often develop in their mid-40's.
This is because presbyopia is not to do with a problem with the cornea. Instead, it occurs when the lens becoming less flexible with age.
Where can I get it?
Private treatment usually costs £1000-1500 in the
What are the risks?
Complications occur in less than 5% of cases, according to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Some people have a problem with dry eyes in the months after surgery and artificial tear supplements might be needed in few weeks after surgery
Many patients have experienced glare or halo effects when night driving, particularly just after treatment. This is more likely the higher the correction that has been made, but is rarely severe. Higher order corrections are possible with Zyoptic Laser or Aspheric Zyoptic.
In rare cases, excessive thinning of the eye wall can cause the shape of the eye to be unstable after treatment. Severe loss of vision is very unusual, but some patients could require corneal surgery or hard contact lenses to restore vision – this complication has been reported in less than 5 patients per million lasiks.
Can both eyes be done on the same day?
How long will it take me to recover?
Most patients have a reasonably comfortable period after surgery and are back at work within a few days to a week.
Depending on the vision correction attempted, driving may be unsafe for one to two weeks. Tinted glasses with ultraviolet protection are needed when out in the sun for the first three months.
Multifocal Intra Ocular Lenses after Phaco Surgery
Multi Focal Lenses……….The Future has arrived, Have you?
To help you decide what is best for you today – get the correct information to make the correct decisions. Needs and demands change, thinking changes, technology changes!
Cataract Surgery (Phaco) with IOL removes the cloudy lens from your eye and replaces it with either a
Single focal Lens - which gives vision for distance and you need glasses for near
Multifocal Lens which gives both near and distance vision and frees you from using glasses for majority of the daily tasks
Multifocal IOLs are now available in
The convenience of these lenses is that you can read your news paper / Computer and watch the T.V without or work on the computer as well as look at the price tags at the store, read menus, labels, and work on the computer - These Lenses that act like Real Eyes.
If there is one chance to Re-Live Life, It is here.
The 5 golden rules of a healthy eye
1. Eye lashes pointing out
2. White part of the eye is clean and white
3. The Cornea - the black part of the eye is shining and all black
4. The Pupil – the small round black portion inside the cornea is black
5. Vision is the same with both eyes when checked on a standard eye testing chart