Celebrating National Eye Donation Fortnight 25th August to 8th September
• First Hospital in Chhattisgarh to conduct highest number of corneal transplantation surgeries
• Hospital successfully implementing clinical part under the able leadership of Dr Amrita Mukherjee, who is trained from LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
• Awareness towards Eye Donation increasing in Chhattisgarh.
• National Eye Donation Fortnight 25th August to 8th Sept.
Raipur:The National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey 2019 reported that corneal blindness was the leading cause of blindness among patients aged less than 50 years in India, accounting for 37.5% of the cases and was the second leading cause of blindness among patients above the age of 50 years
Raipur, 3rd Sept: The leading eye hospital of Chhattisgarh, Shri Ganesh Vinayak Eye Hospital has successfully done more than 25 Keratoplasty surgeries during lockdown and more than 150 surgeries in last two years. This figure is sufficient in itself to prove that the surgeries and post-surgical care is unmatched here. The patients are benefitting personalized care under the able guidance of Dr AMRITA MUKHERJEE , who is trained corneal surgeon from LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
Keratoplasty simply means surgery to the cornea either by replacing it fully or partially as per the disease. The graft is taken from a recently dead individual with no known diseases or other factors that may affect the chance of survival of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient.The cornea is the clear layer on the front of your eye that helps focus light so you can see clearly. If it gets damaged, you might need to have it replaced.
The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for eye care and eye surgeries. The team of expert eye specialists and young and enthusiastic team of ophthalmologists is capable and competent of handling corneal transplantations. Till date the hospital has earned a commendable record of successfully carrying out maximum number of corneal surgeries in the Central India region, of which 150 keratoplasty surgeries have been done in past 2 years.
Dr Amrita Mukherjee, renowned eye surgeon , Shri Ganesh Vinayak Eye Hospital says “those patients who had complicated corneal disease and had lost hope were benefited by corneal transplantations. It is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue (the graft). “
She further said that, “We have some success stories like name AMAR TANDEKAR aged 45 from DURG had undergone Keratoplasty after which he got his vision back. Similarly, a patient named DEEN DAYAL DEWANGAN aged 53 from BEMETARA, had corneal complications, which was successfully treated by keratoplasty. Other patient named SUBDAR LAL aged 51, from JANJGIR CHAMPA was also having some corneal complications due to that he was not able to see and after keratoplasty he got his vision back.
A Cornea transplant, also called Keratoplasty, can bring back vision, lessen pain, and possibly improve the appearance of your cornea if it is white and scarred. A corneal transplant corrects several eye problems, including:
• Corneal scarring because of an injury or an infection
• Corneal ulcers or "sores" from an infection
• A medical condition that makes your cornea bulge out (keratoconus)
• Thinning, clouding, or swelling of the cornea
• Inherited eye diseases, such as Fuchs' dystrophy and other such conditions
• Problems caused by a previous eye operation
Dr Anil Gupta , Eye Surgeon & Director, Shri Ganesh Vinayak Eye Hospital briefed “ In India, approximately 68 lakh people suffer from corneal blindness in at least one eye; of these, 10 lakh people are blind in both their eyes. The National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey 2019 reported that corneal blindness was the leading cause of blindness among patients aged less than 50 years in India, accounting for 37.5% of the cases and was the second leading cause of blindness among patients above the age of 50 years. We are happy that in Chhattisgarh awareness is increasing , we are able to More than 25 corneal transplantation Surgeries during the lockdown itself .