Our staff will do their best to make an appointment for you with the doctor at a time and on a day that suits your requirement. If the doctor is heavily booked on a particular day our staff may offer you the options that are available to you. The waiting time for your consultation at the insight Eye Clinic might fluctuate on busy days.
Depending on the eye condition and your complaints for which you are visiting us, you may require dilating drops. Some patients and conditions require dilation at every visit. It is often difficult for our staff to determine if dilating drops will not be required it is for this reason that we recommend that patients come prepared to be dilated at every visit to the insight eye clinic If you require any further information regarding this please speak to the staff when making your appointment.
We recommend when possible not to drive yourself to any of your appointments. The doctor may be required to dilate your eyes during your consultation. If you receive these drops you will not be able to drive for a period of several hours afterwards until the drops have worn off (the time this takes with vary from person to person).
Cataracts develop as a normal part of the aging process. By the age of 65 nearly everyone has some degree of cataract formation. Sometimes cataracts may develop at a younger age due to other diseases like diabetes, following an eye injury, or due to specific medications like steroids.
Modern cataract surgery restores the eyesight lost due to cataract by removing the cloudy lens in the eye and replacing it with a clear artificial lens implant. We undertake this operation using the latest small incision techniques and most up to date equipment available to give the fastest recovery and best possible vision. Cataract surgery can be carried out under topical, local or (very rarely) general anesthesia.
Removal of a cataract is the most common eye operation and one of the most common surgical procedures performed. It has a very high success rate due to the newer techniques. Like any operation there is a small risk of complications, during and after the surgery, your surgeon will discuss with you. It is important to contact your Doctor if you have any concerns about the eye following surgery.
No. At the insight Eye Clinic we use topical anaesthetic drops to ensure all procedures are painless. While procedures are not a painful experience, during the recovery period it is normal (especially in the first 24 hours) to experience some irritation and discomfort. This is usually alleviated by the drops and medication provided in the post-operative period.
A variety of intraocular lens implants are available for people having a cataract operation. The most common lens implants used are single focus lenses, which give clear distance vision in both eyes but generally require glasses for close vision, like when reading. This same type of lens can be used for monovision (or blended vision), which is when one eye is focused for distance and the other eye for near, minimizing the need for glasses. Alternative lens options include toric lenses, which correct astigmatism and multi-focal or accommodating lenses which have more than one focal point in each lens, allowing for distance as well as near sight in both eyes. Your surgeon will discuss your options and recommend which lens is best for your requirements and only the best quality lenses are used.
Laser vision correction is an outpatient procedure. The laser itself is painless and takes only a few seconds. Before the procedure, anaesthetic eye drops are administered. The most widely used method is the so-called LASIK. First, a small flap is prepared on the corneal surface. This is done with a microkeratome, an automated machine to create corneal flap. Subsequently this corneal flap is folded aside, to expose the underlying layer of the cornea. The laser beam ablates the corneal tissue in the micron range, so that the cornea receives the correct curvature and the refractive error is compensated. Thereafter, the corneal flap is laid back as a natural patch in its original position.
The Wave front Lasik allows a customized treatment of so-called optical aberrations and complex vision disorders. The revolutionary Laser method Wave front LASIK is among the laser treatments offered by Insight eye clinic. A Wave front Lasik improves contrast sensitivity and alleviates glare at night.
The vast majority of patients who need low to moderate corrections have normal vision (near 20/20) after surgery. Refractive surgery does not prevent progressive myopia, and every effort is made to confirm that the vision is stable before performing a vision correction procedure. Also, as we age, we all will eventually need some form of vision correction (usually reading glasses or bifocals). People who have had vision correction surgery will also need similar kinds of corrections.
While there are risks associated with any surgery, the risks associated with vision correction surgery are extremely low. Some side effects can be felt by the patient during the healing process (for example, dry eyes, halo effect of lights at night, light sensitivity), but these effects almost always go away once the eyes have completely healed. Your doctor will fully explain the risks and side effects during your consultation and how they can be treated if they occur.
Cataract and refractive surgery are highly successful procedures; improving vision in 95%-98% of the cases. At Insight Eye Clinic we offer advanced microsurgical techniques. Dr.Rajendra Jadhav has expertise and experience in micro incision cataract surgery and laser vision correction. With high quality training, a wealth of experience and modern technology, you can expect that you will receive the best care and the right treatment for your desired outcome.
Yes. Medical insurance does provide a reimbursement for eligible patients. This will be discussed further, during your consultation.
Laser vision correction
NO, since laser eye surgery is an elective procedure, Mediclaim does not provide a reimbursement for the cost of the procedure.