Human eyes perform better than a modern digital camera. The cornea and crystalline lens focus an image on the retina. This high resolution image is transmitted to the brain through the optic nerves by a stream of micro electrical pulses. Good eyesight depends on the integrity of all these structures and functions.
Medicines, exercises, diet etc., cannot cure the cataract. Surgery is the only answer. It is the most often performed surgery on human beings.
Karthik Netralaya offers you a very safe and advanced cataract microsurgery. Doctors are the first in Karnataka to introduce lOLs in 1981, ECCE in 1983, Phacoemulsification in 1991 & Phacosection in 1993. MICS was introduced in 1993 & Smart SMICS in 2016.
Excellent cost effective IOLs are now made in India. While the earlier IOLs were made of Poly-Methyl-Methacrylate (PMMA) and Silicone, today's foldable IOLs are made of Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic Acrylic material facilitating insertion through small incisions. Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) is less with Hydrophobic Acrylic IOLs.
IOLs have seen tremendous advancements ever since Sir Harold Ridley introduced them in 1959. Your spectacle power can also be corrected by titrating IOL power with Optical or Immersion biometry. Today there are several options and an IOL is chosen based upon your visual needs and budget.
Dr. M S Ravindra with Prof. Harold Ridley
Excellent cost effective IOLs are now made in India, including the premium IOLs. While the earlier IOLs were made of Poly-Methyl-Methacrylate (PMMA) and Silicone, today's foldable IOLs are made of Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic Acrylic material facilitating insertion through smaller incisions. Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) is less with Hydrophobic Acrylic IOLs.
At Karthik Netralaya, you can choose to go through the futuristic "IOL Work Station" assessment & then select the most appropriate IOL to match your eye structure and your day to day visual needs. The latest OPD Scan III wavefront Aberrometry, Coneal asphericity, Pupillometry, Specular Microscopy, Optical / Ultrasound Biometry etc., are used to chose the IOL that maximises your vision. A person involved in outdoor activities & driving has different visual needs than a person busy with reading & computers. Similarly a Photographer or an artist has different visual needs than a Homemaker. The asphericity of your cornea can be matched with the asphericity of the IOL. You can also choose between better distance vs better near or intermediate vision. Further you could opt between maximising depth of field vs contrast. You can also mix and match IOLs with different parameters for your right and left eye, to further maximise the visual outcome. Today, a vast variety of all kinds of IOLs are available, and you could truly get the best out of the latest technology.
Operation theaters surpassing class 100 clean technology
My heartfelt & special thanks to Dr Ravindra and his whole family, team members.
Way back in 1983-1986 my mother, Smt. Vanakajshi underwent 1 successful Cornea Transplant surgery & 3 Cataract successive surgeries all done by Dr Ravindra ji. In those days we did not have any reliable doctors to our access in Bangalore and Dr Ravindra came to our rescue; In our desperate situations, Dr Ravindra filled hope and showed light to My Mother and thereby to our whole Family! A million thanks to Dr Ravindra sir!!! God Bless him and his whole team!!
- Mr. Harish K Raju
This is Gaurav Nilakantan, your US patient with recurring corneal erosion. My mom Nirmala Nilakantan recently had cataract surgery with you. She told me that she mentioned my dissertation award to you... Doctor as always I am indebted to you for healing my eyes.... I also acknowledged you in my dissertation because I could not have done it without your help. My eyes are doing very well now. I have not had any major incident for a while now. I am making sure to get good sleep, put ointment, and avoid late night work. Thank you for doing a great job with my mom's surgery, I was calm sitting here in the US knowing she was in good hands. I am coming in Dec to Bangalore and will drop by to see you. Best regards,
- Gaurav Nilakantan
It gives me great pleasure to wish you, your family and your staff a Happy New Year 2011 and a Happy Sankranthi.
You did cataract surgery on my right eye on December 1st and on my left eye on December 6th of last year. I am happy to report that both eyes are doing great. I have taken the liberty to inform you that I am truly impressed with your Karthik Netralaya based on my short visit. You have good staff in front and back offices. I liked the professional and friendly way I was treated by your medical staff. You have an elegant and clean facility with a nice decor. I will be happy to recommend this to my friends in Tucson. Arizona, USA.
- Dr. P. S. Vijay Kumar
I belong to Dehradun and was in Bangalore visiting an Aunt Mrs. K Radha and her family, and since she is quite aged, with eye problems, I and her daughter brought her to your institution for a checkup. At the very outset - we visited your institute thrice and each time the auto rickshaw driver we hired, knew the exact location to your institute though we traveled from Srinagara which is very far away - this speaks volumes for your reputation.
Your entire staff was extremely courteous and they all gave my Aunt very personal attention right from the Gate Keeper who picked up her slippers and placed them on the rack for her, helped her up and down the stairs and into the hall.
I would commend you specifically for this culture of service and patient delight.
The doctors were attentive, listened carefully, performed the Cataract Operation without any anesthesia which again is a credit to them since they succeeded in keeping the patient calm and without fears.
I think she has had some of the most professional and best care and treatment anywhere - so I must thank you and your team and wish you all the best success.
I am an author based in Dehradun/ Delhi and should you visit, so write me and be our guest.
- Deepak Menon
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Bengaluru - 560050. India
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