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Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute

Chaithanya Eye Hospital &
Research Institute

Leader In The Treatment of Eye diseases

state of the art diagnostic testing

Advanced surgical facilities

Number one referral centre

Preventing Blindness In Childhood

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Foundation stone laying ceremony of CHAITHANYA RURAL EYE HOSPITAL

Foundation stone laying ceremony of CHAITHANYA RURAL EYE HOSPITAL at Vellanadu, Trivandrum on 29th Oct, 2017 at 9:30 AM by the Honarable MLA Shri.K.S Sabrinadhan. read more

Founder's Day and Launch of 'Cradle Rop'

Founders Day in remembrance of Dr.K G R Nair and the Launch..read more

Chaithanya Sight Foundation

Chaithanya Sight Foundation was started in July 1997 as a Charitable Trust.read more

20 YEARS OF GROWTH
Dr. K. G. Ramachandran Nair

Founder Chairman

“I have and will never withhold effort, intent or compassion to those who need my help. To me Chaithanya represents my life’s work, which will always give to our people what they need. I will continue working till my last breath to sustain this effort"

Dr. K. G. Ramachandran Nair

In accordance with our founder Dr. KGR Nair’s dream about the future of eye care in Kerala, the Institute is committed to – Giving Light, Protecting Vision and Spreading Hope. The First private institution in the south of Kerala dedicated to providing quality and state of the art eye care facilities. The Institute has grown to its present form with an impressive group of Consultants offering a wide range of super specialty Ophthalmic care with the most modern equipment and supported by experienced and qualified technical staff.

CHAITHANYA  SIGHT FOUNDATION
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Comprehensive Eye Care


Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss. Each patient's signs and symptoms, along with your optometrist's professional judgment, will determine what tests your optometrist conducts. A comprehensive adult eye and vision examination may include, but is not limited to, the following tests. Patient History The doctor will ask about any eye or vision problems you are currently having and about your overall health. In addition, a patient history will include when your eye or vision symptoms began, medications you are taking, and any work-related or environmental conditions that may be affecting your vision. The doctor will also ask about any previous eye or health conditions you and your family members have experienced. Visual Acuity Visual acuity measurements evaluate how clearly each eye is seeing. Reading charts are often used to measure visual acuity. As part of the testing, you will read letters on charts at a distance and near. 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 ...

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Cataract & Refractive Surgery


PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY A comprehensive eye examination includes testing and evaluation of visual skills( both function and performance) In the absence of complete testing, common paediatric vision problems can go undetected, and, in some cases, can be misdiagnosed as a learning disability or behavioral problem. PAEDIATRIC SENSORY EVALUATION Synaptophore is ideal for the assessment and treatment of ocular motility disorders by reliably performing the most comprehensive binocular vision assessment available today. DIPLOPIA ASSESSMENT Diplopia chart is the record of separation of the diplopic or double images in the nine positions of gaze. It can be charted in patients who appreciates double vision and with incomitant or comitant deviation. ORTHOPTIC ASSESSMENT FOR STRABISMUS, CONVERGENCE AND ACCOMMODATION Orthoptic evaluation is for the diagnosis and non-medical management of strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye) and eye movement disorders. HESS CHARTING It aids in the diagnosis of ocular motility defects. It measures the deviation and the amount of underaction and overaction of muscles. It is a repeatable and reliable record of the condition and is therefore a good way to show improvement or deterioration of the condition. AMBLYOPIA THERAPY Amblyopia or lazy eye is decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development of vision in infancy or childhood.  Vision loss occurs because nerve pathways between the brain and the eye arent properly stimulated. The brain “learns” to see only blurry images with the amblyopic eye even when glasses are used. As a result, the brain favours one eye, usually due to poor vision in the other eye. The most common cause is refractive error in one or both eyes that is not corrected early in childhood resulting in poor development of the visual function in the affected eye/s. EXERCISES FOR CONVERGENCE INSUFFICIENCY Convergence insufficiency is a condition in which your eyes are unable to work together when looking at nearby objects. This condition causes one eye to turn outward instead of inward with the other eye creating double or blurred vision or eye strain.Convergence insufficiency is usually diagnosed in school-age children and adolescents. It can cause difficulty reading, for which parents or teachers might suspect the child has learning difficulties rather than an eye disorder. Vid...

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Cornea Services


The clinic offers diagnostic and treatment facilities for various problems related to cornea. WE HAVE AN ESTABLISHED EYE FOR CORNEA HARVESTING AND A REGISTRY MAINTAINED FOR RECIPIENTS. Facilities available include: Corneal Topography Pachymetry SPECULAR microscopy Anterior segment imaging various staining techniques (glue) contact lens dispansory etc.   Types of treatment procedures available Corneal Transplantation. Penetrating keratoplasty DALK Ocular surface reconstruction Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation. Amniotic Membrane Transplantation. Refractive surgery LASIK Epi LASIK Mucous membrane grafting. CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINKING WITH RIBOFLAVIN IMPLANTABLE COLLAMER LENS ...

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Vitreo Retinal


Retinal Exam In order to examine the retina, first it is necessary to obtain a full medical and ocular history. Afterward, the patient/'s vision is checked using the eye chart. The pupils are examined. The eye pressure is taken, then the eye is dilated with short-acting, pupil-dilating eye drops. Dilation of the pupils is necessary for the doctor to examine the entire anatomy of the inner part of the eye. At this point, the patient is brought into the exam room and the physician begins his examination. The exam includes a complete ophthalmic assessment from the front of the eye to the back of the eye. The retinal exam includes a full inspection of the vitreous cavity and examination of the optic nerve, macula, retinal blood vessels and extreme peripheral retina. Once this is done, your doctor will make the decision whether or not to perform various retinal tests to further clarify the vitreous, macula, retina or choroidal diagnosis Vitreoretinal Vitreoretinal clinic is for the treatment of conditions at the back of the eye which require surgical intervention, especially retinal detachment. Vitreoretinal surgery refers to any operation to treat eye problems involving the retina, macula, and vitreous fluid. These include retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy. DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES HEIDELBERG SPECTRAL DOMAIN OCT Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) is a method used to image the retina and quantitatively track changes that occur. OCT analysis takes only seconds to perform and uses advanced optics and physics in order to measure retinal thickness, volume and area. Subtle retinal defects can easily be seen by your doctor. ANGIOGRAPHY - -FUNDEN FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY Fluorescein Angiography (FA) Fluorescein angiography is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the retina and the retinal blood vessels with the help of a contrast dye (fluorescein). These pictures help the doctor evaluate the retina and diagnose and track problems such as diabet...

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Glaucoma Clinic


The glaucoma department at Chaithanya Eye Hospital and Research Institute is well equipped with the latest technologies to establish the clinical diagnosis of glaucoma . Our major doctors in Glaucoma Clinic are Dr. Meena Nair MS, FGO  and Dr.Thomas George MS, DO. Applanation Tonometry , Pachymetry, Humphrey Field Analyser11 etc are  the modern equipments available in this department. Gonioscopy and Aplanation Tonometry are done here regularly. Glaucoma "Glaucoma" is a term ascribed to a whole group of diseases affecting the eye that cause the pressure within the eye (the intraocular pressure) to be at unhealthy levels for the affected person. Because many different types of glaucoma exist, treatment depends upon the type of glaucoma as well as a variety of other factors. Average normal intraocular pressure in adults is 15 mm Hg. Symptoms: Symptoms that suggest the presence of chronic or acute glaucoma include: Trouble focusing vision. Poor night vision. Sensation of a blind area. Headaches associated with exercise. Headaches in the early morning or after dusk. Pain in the eye, particularly when associated with smoky vision. Halos around light. When symptoms of glaucoma occur acutely (that is, suddenly) and severely, it can be very painful and/or eyesight can worsen. If this happens, treatment needs to be started within hours. Early diagnosis is the key to corrective action. Facilities Equipments at the clinic The clinic has modern equipments like Humphrey Field Analyser II. Stereo bio microscopic evaluation optic nerve head- using +90D & +78D lenses. Digital photography equipment. Pachymetry . Optic nerve fibre analysis-Optical coherence tomography NCT Procedures The treatment of Glaucoma is through oral medication, eye drops or through laser treatment or surgery as the severity of Glaucoma might be. System medications are indicated as an emergency measure and they usually decrease the rate of generation of the liquid, aqueous humor, in the eye. Eye drops are used to assist the out...

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Paediatric Ophthalmology


PAEDIATRIC VISION EVALUATION AND OPTICAL SERVICES   A comprehensive eye exam includes testing and evaluation of visual skills (function, performance, etc. In the absence of complete testing, common paediatric vision problems can go undetected, and, in some cases, can be misdiagnosed as a learning disability or behavioral problem. PAEDIATRIC SENSORY EVALUATION INCLUDING STEREOPSIS CHARTS AND SYNAPTOPHORE Synaptophore is ideal for the assessment and treatment of ocular motility disorders by reliably performing the most comprehensive binocular vision assessment available today. DIPLOPIA ASSESSMENT Diplopia chart is the record of separation of the diplopic or double images in the nine positions of gaze. It can be charted in patients who appreciates double vision and with incomitant or comitant deviation. ORTHOPTIC ASSESSMENT FOR STRABISMUS, CONVERGENCE AND ACCOMMODATION Orthoptic evaluation is for the diagnosis and non-medical management of strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye) and eye movement disorders. HESS CHARTING It aids in the diagnosis of ocular motility defects. It measures the deviation and the amount of underaction and overaction of muscles. It is a repeatable and reliable record of the condition and is therefore a good way to show improvement or deterioration of the condition. AMBLYOPIA THERAPY Amblyopia or lazy eye is decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development of vision in infancy or childhood.  Vision loss occurs because nerve pathways between the brain and the eye aren't properly stimulated. The brain “learns” to see only blurry images with the amblyopic eye even when glasses are used. As a result, the brain favours one eye, usually due to poor vision in the other eye. The most common cause is refractive error in one or both eyes that is not corrected early in childhood resulting in poo...

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Uvea Clinic


Treatment of uveitis Left untreated uveal inflammation can lead to blindness. Persistent uveitis can cause cataract, glaucoma, retinal oedema / swelling, retinal scarring, retinal detachment, optic nerve damage and, atrophy or shrinkage of the eye. Uveitis is managed by medicines and eye drops. Bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa or other agents along with abnormalities of the immune system can cause uveitis. Testing may involve blood tests, X-rays, special ocular studies or evaluation by other skilled medical consultants beyond ophthalmology. A full medical evaluation may reveal an inflammatory disease that has involved other organs besides the eye. Examples of this include sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis and related conditions. For these types of conditions, treatment for the underlying cause of the uveitis helps all parts of the body, including the eye. In most cases, no obvious underlying cause is found for the uveitis. Treatment then is directed to the eye inflammation alone. Treatment may include drops or injections of cortisone medication around the eye. Sometimes it may be necessary to use oral drugs that suppress inflammation, such as prednisone or cytotoxic (chemotherapeutic) agents. Treatment can be prolonged for uveitis. Therefore, close followup with an ophthalmologist is important to keep the eye functional and to detect occasional side effects from the treatments. ...

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Ocular Trauma & Emergency Services


Physical or Chemical injuries to the eye can be a serious threat to vision if not treated appropriately and in a timely fashion. Ocular Trauma may be caused by both blunt as well as sharp injury. The Emergency Services at Chaithanya Eye Hospital is equipped to handle all types of Ocular trauma and Emergencies in the most appropriate and timely manner. Ocular trauma may be caused by: Penetrating as well as blunt injury Chemical and thermal burns Surface and intraocular foreign bodies Long periods of intake of specific medicines Blood clots after rupture of vessels in the misuse of drugs like LSD Aging and effects of glaucoma.   Any part of the eye, visible outward or not may be cause of a trauma, some of which may show other ramifications. Treatment for ocular trauma may need hospitalization and expert care. Laser technology may also help. The emergency services at the hospital work round the clock. The able doctors and paramedical staff are versatile and are able to cope with different types of emergencies that need their attention. These emergency services are not only about accidents, they are about medical disasters or lacksadaisical attitude towards an eye disease that may even cause blindness in hours. Combined management by the General Ophthalmologists, Corneal Specialists and Retinal Surgeons depending on the nature and depth of case. Ocular trauma and other emergency cases requiring minor procedures are done at Minor Procedure Room and Emergency surgeries are performed as necessary. ...

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Orbit & Oculoplasty Clinic


This clinic is devoted to the ailments that pertain to orbit and those that need oculoplasty. Surgical treatment of diseases like ptosis, socket repair, ectropion, entropion etc are done here. Dr. Abraham Kurian, MS, DO is in charge of this clinic. Orbit The cavity in the skull that contains the eye is called the orbit,which is  formed from parts of frontal, sphenoid,zygomatic, lacrymal, ethmoid, palatine and maxillary bones. Oculoplasty Patients of all ages may need Oculoplasty, i.e. eyelid and facial reconstructive surgery for needs that are purely cosmetic or functional. The most advanced and innovative techniques of facial and eyelid surgery for such conditions as excess upper eyelid skin that obstructs vision (bleharoplasty), eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelids), entropion(eyelid folds inwards),  ectropion (eyelids turned outwards), problems of the tear ducts, and thyroid eye disease. Blepharoplasty A short surgery done to remove excess upper eyelid skin hanging down over the eyelashes which may or may not interfere with vision. Ectropion It is a condition where the lower eyelid turns outward causing redness, irritation, watery eyes, infection, crusting, vision impairment, and damage to the cornea (surface of the eye). This is usually a result of facial aging, injury, tumour, or Bell’s Palsy. The surgeon corrects it by doing the needful to the supporting tissues and muscles around the eyelid. Entropion Here the eyelashes  rub against the eye, as the eyelid turns inwards. Caused by laxity of the eyelid and/or spasm of the eyelid muscle, it may produce tears, infection, resulting vision impairment, and even damage to the cornea (surface of the eye). Repair of the supporting structures of the eyelid by an oculoplastic surgeon easily corrects the problem. Eyelid Ptosis It makes the upper eyelid droop, the cause of which may be injury to the muscle, congenital defect, muscle disorders, nerve disorders, or aging. It can impair vision when s...

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LVA & Optometry Service


Optometry & Opticians Service The department is equipped with Computerized Auto Refractometer, Lensometer, Streak, Synaptophore, RAF Ruler, Madoxwing, Prism bar, Red and Green goggles. The department is staff by efficient and experienced Optometrists capable of handling patients of any age group.   Opticians Service ‘Drishti Opticals’ is the in-house optical showroom showcasing latest spectacles and lenses, which are dispensed with utmost care and precision by certified opticians. The Institution have an Optical Workshop under the department where lenses are made with extreme care to ensure complete patient satisfaction. The Optical shop is managed by Mr. Mohammed Kassim, Senior Administrative Officer and other experienced opticians. ...

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General Ophthalmology


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...

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Diagnostic Equipments


Equipments for LASIK surgery WaveLight FS200 femtosecond laser Faster Flap Creation Featuring the world's fastest flap creation times, the 200 KHz WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser delivers precise, predictable outcomes: Standard flap creation in approximately 6.0 seconds Automated vacuum control of the patient interface for consistent suction Minimized IOP and ocular distortion during suction. The WaveLight FS200 femtosecond laser provides a high reproducibility for cutting three-dimensional tissue structures. The IOP increase is comparable to other microkeratomes and femtosecond lasers. The minimized opaque bubble layers allow the surgeon to perform an excimer laser treatment immediately after FS200 flap creation. Wavelight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q 400Hz Faster Flap Creation The Allegretto Wave Eye?Q 400Hz Laser is a state?of?the?art surgical laser providing safety, accuracy and customized vision correction.It features CUSTOM WAVEFRONT?OPTIMIZED technology for customized corneal ablation, as well as an advanced eye?tracking system. Each individuals’ eyes are different, this technology enables surgeons to correct a patient’s unique refractive errors while preserving the cornea’s natural shape and minimizing post?procedure effects. OT Equipments ...

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Chaithanya Eye Hospital & Research Institute
Kesavadasapuram Jn.
Trivandrum – 695 004
Kerala, India

+91 471 - 3335500
info@chaithanya.org


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Dr. Unnikrishnan nair

Dr. Unnikrishnan nair( Medical Director )

The growth of an institution goes through many phases. A germination phase, an establishment phase, a consolidation phase etc. But then a time comes when the most exciting time of all. The phase were the institution demonstrates to the world its class and Calibre. Those times are upon us.

I'm proud to be a part of this tertiary care institute and share our visions with you. A few of our dreams for the coming years include the establishment of the ROP blindness prevention project, a retinal imaging research and reading centre, rural eye hospital and a school of optometry. We thank all those who believe in the progress of Chaithanya and wish you all the best in these exciting times.

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