Safe Eye Treatment: A Comprehensive Guide to Protecting and Preserving Your Vision

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Our eyes are one of the most critical organs of our body. Their health is crucial to our overall well-being. Our eyes are our window to the world and help us to view and comprehend the world around us. There are some eye conditions that can result in vision loss, making early detection and treatment of eye conditions absolutely crucial for overall well-being.

Understanding the Importance of Eye Safety

You should get your eyes checked if you notice any new vision issues. While some eye disorders are genetic, others are a reaction to our environment and lifestyle. In today’s hyper-digital world, maintaining good eye health equals maintaining good physical health. Since several eye disorders may not exhibit prominent symptoms, getting a comprehensive eye checkup is extremely crucial. 

Every day, hundreds of people are rushed to the hospital to be treated for eye injuries that resulted from either an accident at work or a DIY project at home. A vast majority of eye problems are also arising out of spending too much time using digital devices. Some of the symptoms of this digital eye strain include headaches, poor vision, and weary eyes.

Fortunately, the advancements in eye care through state-of-the-art treatment and essential eye safety tips provided at super speciality centers such as Nethradhama have emerged as a silver bullet in providing holistic eye care and promoting overall well-being.

Common eye problems and their treatment

Some of the common eye problems faced by a majority of people include:

Refractive issues

Refractive defects are the most common type of eye issue faced by people of all ages. Myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision at all distances), and presbyopia, which develop between the ages of 40 and 50 and result in a loss of the ability to focus and read closer things, are all refractive errors. They can be diagnosed with a common eye check and in most cases, using contact lenses or spectacles as per prescription can solve these. In extreme refractive issues, a surgical intervention is required. 


Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide and particularly in India, a huge majority of vision defects can be attributed to it. Cataracts cause a clouding of the eye’s lens and severely impact our ability to see the world. Cataracts can develop at any age for a number of reasons and can even be present at birth. Surgical intervention can provide a cure for this condition. There are various cataracts treatment methods available at Nethradhama Super speciality Eye Hospital that include:

  • Conventional Cataract Surgery

  • Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery

  • Laser Cataract Surgery

With our state-of-the-art infrastructure and highly skilled team of doctors, you can be assured of a seamless experience and the best cataracts treatment right from the time you walk into any of our Nethradhama centers. Whether it’s our Conventional Cataract Surgery, Laser Cataract eye Surgery or Micro-incision Cataract Surgery each of our cataracts treatment has been designed to meet the needs of your existing medical condition.


Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that impact the eye’s optic nerve, which can lead to vision loss. Glaucoma develops when the natural fluid pressure inside the eyes gradually increases. However, new research demonstrates that glaucoma can develop even with normal eye pressure. With preventive measures and timely glaucoma treatment, you can shield your eyes from serious vision loss.

Nethradhama Super speciality Eye Hospital provides the finest care and glaucoma treatment for patients and has continuously delivered extraordinary results through its cutting-edge treatment procedures. We deliver a variety of glaucoma treatment procedures such as Laser trabeculoplasty, Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation (MP-TSCPC) among others. These methods provide quick recovery to the patients. 

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), often known as macular degeneration, is an eye condition that causes harm to one’s sharp and central vision. This condition creates a challenge to view objects clearly and perform routine daily activities like reading and driving, as central vision is impacted. The macula, the center region of the retina that enables the eye to discern minute details, is impacted by AMD. 

Choosing the right eye specialist

Eye care is one of the most critical components of our well-being. One shouldn’t take any risk in matters of vision, which is why we should give our eyes nothing but the best!

Nethradhama Super speciality Eye Hospital’s unparalleled dedication to excellence and patient-centered approach have helped it become a pioneer in the field of eye care. We are renowned for providing superior care, cutting-edge treatment, and utmost dedication to patients’ well-being making us one of the most sought-after choices for patients from all across the world. 

Nethradhama works to exceed its patients’ expectations with a mission of “Vision care par excellence” and a vision of “Leadership in the Eye care domain”. Our patients are our hospital’s most valuable asset and the focus of all of our initiatives to improve or restore eye health.

Safe Eye Treatment Procedures

Safety and post-treatment care is one of the foremost concerns for every patient and as eyecare providers, hospitals must strive for nothing but the best. We, at Nethradhama Super Speciality Eye Hospital are renowned across the world for our industry-leading safe treatment procedures.

In order to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction, we firmly uphold our fundamental principles of cooperation, respect, integrity, and compassion. We were the first eye hospital to be accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NABH) Standards for Hospitals that are International Society for Quality Health Care (ISQUA) accredited. Over the decades, the satisfaction of our patients has significantly increased, thanks to our utmost focus on delivering quality and safety.

Let’s dig a little deeper into our safe eye treatment procedures.

Laser surgery – Laser eye therapy has emerged as the most popular solution for correcting vision. It has significantly improved the surgery quality and has led to better safety and accuracy. While laser eye surgery is generally used to cure refractive defects, this technology has also been successfully applied to treat cataracts and retinal conditions. 

Microincision cataract surgery (MICS) – The landscape of eye surgery has been completely transformed by microincision cataract surgery, a significant advancement in the treatment of cataract. Patients benefit from more comfort and quicker healing because of this method of laser vision correction. Microincision cataract surgery has made things easier for both patients as well as surgeons. Compared to earlier techniques, cataract surgery utilizing MICS is safer, less intrusive, quicker, and more accurate. In fact, in several cases, patients can return to their regular life on the day of surgery or the following day.

Cornea treatment- A cornea transplant involves a donor corneal tissue which replaces a portion of the patient’s own damaged cornea. This procedure is also referred to as keratoplasty. The cornea refers to the dome-shaped, transparent surface of the eye where light enters the eye and plays a critical part in our vision. A cornea transplant is also a relatively safer method.

Safe practices for contact lens users

Regularly change your contact lens case.

People who wear contact lenses frequently report not changing their lens case on a regular basis. Contact lens cases can become contaminated over time with bacteria that can cause infections when they come into contact with your eyes, even when cleaned correctly (by rubbing and washing the case with disinfecting solution).

Never take a nap or sleep while wearing contacts

The risk of eye infection rises by 6–8 times when using contacts while sleeping. It increases the chance of developing microbial keratitis, which can cause inflammation in our cornea.  In some extreme cases, this might result in temporary blindness or permanent vision loss.

Never take a shower or a swim while wearing contacts

Waterborne microorganisms have the ability to stick to contact lenses and infect your eyes. You run a higher chance of developing Acanthamoeba keratitis, a serious eye infection brought on by a free-living amoeba often found in water. In the worst circumstances, these infections can result in blindness and can be very painful and challenging to treat.

Wash your hands thoroughly 

Before handling your contact lenses, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Your contact lenses and the lens container may become contaminated with germs from your hands. You should dry your hands well before handling your contact lenses due to the presence of water-borne germs. Each time you insert or remove a pair of contact lenses, wash your hands with soap and water and pat them dry.

Children’s eye safety

Vigilance is the first step towards your child’s eye safety. Watch out for any signs of constant blinking, rubbing of eyes, or redness in your child’s eyes. You can ensure your child’s eye safety by following these measures. These steps apart from providing holistic eye care will also aid their vision development and prevent any future complications.

Add visual engagement

With high-contrast colors and patterns in toys and décor, you may encourage your child’s visual development as a baby and toddler. When introducing your child to new locations, give them time to focus on the surroundings. On approaching objects from different angles, let your child become accustomed to having a wider field of vision. Involving them in outdoor games can also provide great hand-eye coordination.

Balanced diet

It has been discovered that nutrients including zinc, lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, and E are good for eye health.

Control their screen experience

As digital learning becomes ubiquitous, computers, tablets, and mobile phones have become more prevalent in children’s lives than ever leading to digital eye strain. Make your child adhere to the 20-20-20 rule, which states that they should look away from their screen once every 20 minutes and at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Keep screens 18 to 24 inches away from the child’s eyes.

Safe digital practices to ensure eye health

  • Follow 20-20-20 rule
  • Ensure well-lit surroundings
  • Get your eye tested regularly
  • Use anti-glare products on screens
  • Use screens with better resolution
  • Control exposure to blue light to avoid digital eye strain

Healthy eating for better eye health

Your vision and overall eye health can be enhanced by supplementing your diet with potent vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc have been associated by researchers with lowering the risk of certain major eye illnesses such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, and a variety of other foods contain these antioxidants that can significantly improve your eye health. These nutrients are also found in egg yolks. Coldwater fish, flaxseed, and walnuts are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids which are known to positively impact our eye health. Shellfish and red meat are good sources of zinc which is quite beneficial for the eyes. Many fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds include vitamins A, C, and E.

Emerging technologies in eye treatment

Technological advancements and innovations in eye care are transforming both eye care and vision science. Changes are being observed in how ophthalmologists practice and treat patients. The future of ophthalmology is expected to be shaped by a number of developments. Artificial intelligence and robotic surgical assistants will have a big impact on how eye care is delivered. Here are some emerging trends in eye care:

  • Synthetic cornea transplants
  • Robotic-assisted surgeries
  • Bionic eye transplants
  • Advanced imaging
  • Nanotechnology

Crisis situations: First aid for eye surgeries

Knowing first aid in case of an eye emergency might help you avoid losing your vision and save time. Here are some guidelines for providing basic first aid for eye injuries. Following these first steps, consult a doctor immediately to seek complete treatment.

Practice caution

Wear eye protection when engaging in any risky sports or activities at work, at home, or when traveling. Always ensure to pack a first aid kit with a stiff eye shield and commercial eyewash (be sure it is not expired). One of the foremost practices is to never presume that an eye injury is minor. Consult an eye doctor right away if you are uncertain.

Dust or debris in the eyes

As tempting as it may be, please avoid rubbing your eyes if something falls into them. Use an eyewash to allow tears to flow as it may clean out the specks. Avoid using tweezers or any sharp object to pick specks from your eyes. 

Blow on eyes

Apply pressure with something cold such as an ice pack or a wet cloth.

Eye and eyelid cut or puncture

Do not use any eyewash; cover your eyes with a clean shield and avoid placing any pressure on your eyes.

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