Department of Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology is the science that deals with the health and treatment of conditions of the eye. Gleneagles Hospitals presents to you the Department of Ophthalmology which provides you with first-class eye care and surgical services for patients suffering from Eye Disorders. The department offers the best and the right diagnostic care for vision problems and treats complex conditions.

We specialize in diagnosing and treating Cataracts, Traumatic Eye Injuries and Juvenile Glaucoma in adults and children of all age groups. We aim to provide healthy and quick recovery for all the patients.

The instruments and machines required for the Ophthalmology lab are all well maintained and advanced therapies are used for the patients’ treatment. The department is staffed with trained technicians and physicians and they provide the best treatment possible though the condition may be critical.

The Ophthalmology department provides the following services:

  • Cataract and primary eye care
  • Contact lens Service
  • Cornea Service
  • Glaucoma Service
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology Service
  • Retina Service

Our ocular services at Gleneagles Hospitals understand the importance of your problem and provide you with the best of services in the present day.


Laser Surgery is one of the most popular surgeries used to correct vision. This surgery is performed in people who have eye-related problems like Near-sightedness or Far-sightedness. All the Laser Correction Surgeries performed work on shaping the cornea. The cornea is the white, clear part of the eye. The light travels through it and focuses the image on the retina which is present back of the eye.

During Eye Surgery, an instrument called the Microkeratome is used to create a thin flap on the cornea. This flap is then removed without any pain and the corneal tissue which is present below is reshaped using another laser. The cornea is reshaped, and the corneal flap is put back into place. The surgery takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.


Cataract Surgery is performed when there is clouding of the lens in the eyes, causing loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or Corneal Refractive Surgery. The clouding of the lens during the formation of a Cataract causes blurring and distortion of vision. Cataracts are very common, especially among the elderly.

The patient will be asked to lie down on the examination table. Two small incisions are made in the cornea. A thick glue-like material is injected into the eye to help maintain its shape. Because it is thick, this material will not leak out of the incisions during surgery. A small probe that emits ultrasound waves is inserted through the cornea into the eye to break the affected lens into pieces. The pieces are then liquified and sucked out. After the affected lens is removed a new plastic lens is inserted in its place.


Glaucoma Surgery is performed to reduce the pressure in the eyes by creating a new opening for the fluid to leave the eyes. In some cases, surgery may be done to relieve pain caused by Glaucoma. The surgery is performed to prevent the damage caused to ocular structures, especially the Optic Nerve.

The Glaucoma surgery involves either a laser treatment or an incision in the eye. The type of surgery the doctor recommends depends on the severity of the Glaucoma. In case of the conventional surgery, the doctor creates a small drainage, hole and allows the intraocular fluid to bypass the clogged drainage canals and flow out of this new, artificial drainage canal.



Protecting your eyes depends on the right food intake. Include a lot of green leafy vegetables like spinach, carrots, eggs, nuts and fruits in your diet. Eating a well-balanced diet also helps in maintaining a healthy weight, and prevents Obesity-related diseases like Diabetes.


The right kind of sunglasses will help in protecting the eyes from ultraviolet rays. Over-exposure to UV rays can lead to the development of Cataracts and Macular Degeneration. Wraparound lenses help protect your eyes from the side.


Smoking is one of the leading causes of several diseases. It is one of the main causes of Eye Diseases. Smoking can lead to the development of Cataracts, Optic Nerve Damage and Macular Degeneration.


Most people develop sight or some eye-related problem because of constant looking into the system. Staring at the computer screen for too long can cause Eyestrain, Blurry vision, Dry Eyes, Headaches, neck, back and shoulder pain.

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Eyesight is one of the key sensory routes for any individual and hindrances to vision could be extremely challenging to deal with. The Department of Ophthalmology at Gleneagles Hospitals offers comprehensive and holistic eye care to ensure that your vision remains clear and obstacle-free at all times. The department employs advanced technologies for vision correction procedures and surgeries with some of the leading Ophthalmologists delivering comprehensive consultation and care for your eyesight. The Department of Ophthalmology provides comprehensive treatment and care for the following diseases and disorders.

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