Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute
Chaithanya Logo
Banner

General Ophthalmology service, which is sometimes also known as primary care, treats general eye problems and those that might need referral to one of our more specialist services.
Some eye problems don’t fit neatly into one of our other services, so these general clinics are an opportunity for our specialists to make a full assessment and decide on the best treatment for you. You might also be assessed in this department if you have more than one eye condition.

DIAGNOSIS

VISUAL ACUITY

The visual acuity test is used to determine the smallest letters you can read on a standardized chart (Snellen chart) or a card held 6 metres away.. Some Snellen charts are actually video monitors showing letters or images.

COLOR VISION

A screening test that checks your color vision often is performed early in a comprehensive eye exam to rule out color blindness. In addition to detecting hereditary color vision deficiencies, color vision tests also can alert your eye doctor to possible eye health problems that may affect your color vision.

CONTRAST SENSITIVITY

The ability to distinguish objects from the background in which they are located. It is a critical component of functionally adequate vision.

SLIT LAMP EXAMINATION

The slit lamp is an instrument consisting of a light source that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into the eye. It is used in conjunction with a biomicroscope. The lamp facilitates an examination of the anterior segment and posterior segment of the human eye, which includes the eyelid, sclera, conjunctiva, iris, natural crystalline lens, and cornea. The binocular slit-lamp examination provides a stereoscopic magnified view of the eye structures in detail, enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions.

SCHIRMER TEST

Schirmer‘s’ test determines whether the eye produces enough tears to keep it moist. This test is used when a person experiences very dry eyes or excessive watering of the eyes. It poses no risk to the subject. Schirmer's test uses paper strips inserted into the eye for several minutes to measure the production of tears. The exact procedure may vary somewhat. Both eyes are tested at the same time. Most often, this test consists of placing a small strip of filter paper inside the lower eyelid (inferior fornix). The eyes are closed for 5 minutes. The paper is then removed and the amount of moisture is measured. Sometimes a topical anesthetic is placed into the eye before the filter paper to prevent tearing due to the irritation from the paper. The use of the anesthetic ensures that only basal tear secretion is being measured.

Our Doctors

Dr. LALA SARAH MATHEW

General Ophthalmology
MBBS, DO
Comprehensive Eye Care ,General Ophthalmology

View Details

Dr. PRADEEP G.K

Consultant, General Ophthalmology
MBBS, MS, DO
Uvea Clinic,General Ophthalmology

View Details

Dr. Roshini K R

Consultant
MBBS, DO, MS, DNB
Comprehensive Eye Care ,General Ophthalmology

View Details
© 2017 Copyright Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute.     |      Design by Tedsys