WHEN DO I SEE AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST?

Even if you have not experienced eye problems in the past, you should see an ophthalmologist if:

  • you experience a change in vision in one or both eyes, such as blurring, double vision, blind spots, flashing lights or floaters
  • your eyes experience pain, persistent irritation, itching, discharge or the sensation of a foreign body
  • you have had recurrent conjunctivitis, or red eyes
  • you experience problems with too many or too few tears
  • you are currently taking steroids orally for any other condition
  • you have a growth on the eyelid or the eyelid is incorrectly positioned
  • you are diabetic
  • you are aged above 40
  • you have a family history of glaucoma

INPATIENT PROCEDURES

Accomodation Facilities

Patients who require surgery or monitoring will be asked to get admitted in the hospital. Patients can choose from the different types of rooms based on the availability. At the time of counseling, the counselors will assist you in selecting the room, surgical techniques and implants available. Based on your convenience, you can choose the package of your choice. Cashless facilities and reimbursement certificates can be availed as applicable. Many of the surgeries are being done as day care procedures. Patients undergoing day care procedures need not stay in the hospital after the surgery. The package charges vary based on the type of accommodation selected for procedures other than the day care. Following are the different types of accommodation facilities available:

  • Suite
  • Private Rooms
Payment

On admission, a deposit equivalent to or approximate to the treatment or surgery charges will be collected. The balance if any, will be collected / refunded at the time of discharge based on the surgery / treatment and the type of accommodation chosen. Bills are payable by cash, with insurance claims, if any. Credit and Debit cards are accepted with applicable charges, if any.

Discharge Procedure

Patients are requested to vacate the room before 10.00 am on the day of discharge. Instructions regarding post operative care, medication, discharge summary will be explained by the ophthalmic assistants at the time of discharge.

Support Services

Catering services


Cafeteria is located on the ground floor and is open from 7.30 am - 8.00 pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available there.

Medical shop and Optical shop


General Instructions

Visitors


The hospital solicits co operation for maintaining quiet ambience. Children are strictly not allowed to visit or stay with the patient.

Security instructions

You are advised not to bring valuables to the hospital. Do not hand over money and valuables to strangers. The incharge ward nurse available can be approached for further details. Closed circuit camera's are provided in the hospital for the safety of patients. For further assistance, contact Hospital Administrators who will be available from 8.30 am- 5.30 pm

OUTPATIENT PROCEDURES

Eye Examination Procedures

There are many different eye conditions; you will need to have a detailed eye examination which could take upto 2 hours, depending on the complexity of tests required. The durations indicated below are an average.

Registration

On arrival you will be asked to fill in a registration card. Please give your complete permanent address with telephone number.
You will be asked to take a seat until our receptionist accompanies you to your vision test.
If the patient is below 15 years, you will be taken directly to the Paediatric ophthalmology.

Vision test

Every patient has a simple test to check your level of vision from an eye chart.

Refraction

A refractionist will place a series of lens in front of your eyes and will ask which looks clearer. This test determines your exact eye power and determines your level of sight.

Preliminary examination

An eye doctor will carry out an initial examination of your eyes, please advise the doctor of any previous medical history. Blood pressure / Eye tension / Sugar test ( 30 minutes) This is only for patients aged 40+, we will check your blood pressure, intraocular pressure and a urine test for diabetes. Stages 3 – 5 may happen in any order depending on the patient load.

Dilation

The doctor in some cases may ask the refractionist to instil eye drops in the eye. This is to make the pupils bigger in order to get a better view of the inside of the eye. It may take 30 minutes for dilation, you will be asked to wait in the waiting room during this time. You will experience blurred vision for 2 – 3 hours following dilation. Final examination and diagnosis After all the tests have been carried out the doctor will carry out a final examination and depending on the results you will be guided to the speciality clinics.