Future in sight The National Institute of Ophthalmology is committed to the delivery of quality eye care. They are proud to say that they not only have the best existing technology in the world like Excimer, but also a team of Ophthalmologists trained in the various specialties of Ophthalmology to treat eye diseases.
The new building has luxurious private/semi–private rooms and a general ward. The operation theatre complex has surgical facilities for Microsurgery, Lens implants and Vitreo–retinal work and, in addition, they also have a Phacoemulsifier. The untiring efforts of Dr. Shreekant Kelkar have brought the best technology and trained personnel together.
The Institute today stands recognized by:
- The Pune University for Post–Graduate studies and research.
- Central Government for C.G.H.S.
- National Board for DNB.
- College of Physicians & Surgeons – Mumbai.
Excimer is a Laser beam of ultraviolet rays of 193 nm wavelength, which reshapes the surface of the cornea. Being completely Computer–Controlled, it is accurate, more predictable and more precise than older methods.
- An essential procedure in Keratoplasty surgery and Excimer Laser.
- High degree of precision when dealing with delicate corneal tissue.
- It takes only a few seconds to perform, having no untoward effects on the neighboring tissue.
- It is an Out–patient Procedure, safe and painless.
Eligibility for Treatment
- Anyone over 18 years of age with a minus spectacle number ( Myopia) stable for over a year.
- A thorough eye examination includes indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Psychiatry and Corneal Topography.
Treatment Preparation of the eye PRK takes approximately 5 minutes and the laser treatment itself just a few seconds. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. Some sensitive patients may need painkillers