Riya Sharma thought she was getting old though she was just 26 years of age. The Navi Mumbaikars vision was deteriorating, and glasses never seemed to help. She worked as a nurse in the cancer department of a multi-speciality hospital. When her vision started worsening which were now accompanied by headaches; she decided to visit the best eye specialist in Navi Mumbai and approached Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI) to book an appointment with Dr. Vandana Jain.
After a primary checkup of the eye at the optometry department; she was sent to consult with Dr. Vandana Jain, Cornea and Cataract Expert. Dr. Vandana Jain examined her eyes and diagnosed her to have keratoconus. Riya was taken by surprise for she never knew she a disorder of her cornea. She was always told she didn’t have great eyes and used glasses for them since childhood. Though Riya was upset with her eye condition, she was also determined to get everything done to make them normal. Dr. Vandana Jain explained the different options she has depending on the severity of her keratoconus. She suggested she should undergo INTACS eye operation as that would help her see clearly.
Riya went home that day and called in evening to have the eye operation for keratoconus done. She got her instructions for the eye operation and came to AEHI. Riya said she was scared initially but knowing that she was under the hands of the best eye surgeon for keratoconus eased her worries.
Dr. Vandana Jain had explained that the INTACS eye operation was pretty simple and would be done in under half hour. INTACS are the tiny plastic inserts which are placed just under the eye’s surface in the periphery of the cornea that helps to reshape the cornea for clearer vision. Riya was taken to the O.T wherein anesthetic eye drops were added to her eye. She could see instruments being used on her eye. She then saw the thin plastic looking fibre that Dr. Vandana Jain explained to her about being placed on her eye. 25 minutes in the O.T and she was done. Riya was asked to wait in the hospital for an hour for observation and was sent home.
She came for follow-up visit and was happy. She didn’t have any troubles with her vision and her headaches were gone too. She couldn’t thank AEHI and Dr. Vandana Jain enough for helping her with her keratoconus. When she came in for follow-up she was describing how hard life was for her before INTACS. Today she says she can see with less pain and the added glasses helped to cut down on the persistent ghost images.
Riya adds that though she is a nurse at a multi-speciality hospital, the most difficult part was no one finding out what was the real problem with her eye. All they did was change the glasses and assign a new power to her eye. Finding out about the best eye hospital in Navi Mumbai that had trained eye surgeons dealing with this problem was a boon for her.
Keratoconus is an eye disease of the cornea which is normally thin but tends to bulge and attain a cone-like shape causing distorted vision.
About Dr Vandana Jain-
Dr Vandana Jain is a renowned Cornea, Lasik and Cataract surgeon and the Director of AEHI. Dr Jain has won best fellow awards and medals at Delhi University and L.V.Prasad Eye Institute and then further trained at Harvard, USA. Having performed more than 10,000 cataract operations, she has vast experience of dealing with all kinds of complicated cataract surgeries. According to her cataract surgery needs to be customised to the patient’s needs and physical disability. She additionally believes that team work and alliance with other specialists help in planning and giving the best cataract surgery results to the patients.
About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:
Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is equipped with one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai. Comprehensive eye check-up and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalized care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambiance complement the cutting edge eye care offered at AEHI. Besides treating patients from all over India. We have patients from all over abroad travelling to AEHI for world class eye care management.