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Retinal Detachment Successfully Treated at AEHI

Master Ayush 10 years old studying in 5th std  was brought by his parents for his eye complaints at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute(AEHI) located at Palm Beach Road, Navi Mumbai. Ayush was a brilliant student and a ranked in his class. His teachers always appreciated his hard work and discipline in class. 

Ayush had a class test in which he had written all the answers, but those were not correct. The teacher was surprised, she called Ayush to ask what the problem is. Was he not preparing for the test? Then he said to his teacher that he couldn’t see the questions that were written on the blackboard clearly. When he was asked orally all those questions, he answered all well.  Ayush problem was genuine; he has not done it intentionally. Immediately the teacher informed Ayush eye problem to his parents. As they reach the school, the teacher informed the entire scenario to them.  They asked the teacher if she can recommend an eye specialist, which is where she mentioned Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI) located at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai, She said it’s the best eye hospital with all the latest diagnostic technologies and well-qualified eye specialists.

Ayush parents took him in AEHI. Ayush eyes were checked immediately. After his preliminary check-up, he was referred to Dr. Yogesh Patil, Vitreo-retina Specialist. Dr. Yogesh Patil examined the eyes in slit lamp and advised for corneal topography tests ( It is a  special test to obtain a three-dimensional mapping of the surface of the cornea). After the thorough examination of eyes, he was diagnosed to have Retinal Detachment. Dr. Yogesh Patil counselled his parents and explained them about retinal detachment and the treatment for it.

Retinal detachment:-It is an eye disorder in which the retina (light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye) separates from the layer underneath. Retinal Detachment if not treated can lead to permanent loss of vision. 

After the discussion about the treatment, recovery and all, Ayush eye operation was scheduled immediately.

The operation took almost 2 hours and was carried under general anaesthesia. Scleral Buckle is an operative procedure for repairing retinal detachment. A scleral buckle is a soft silicone material sutured to the sclera. It is used to close the retinal break.

Ayush was out of Operation theatre in almost 2 hours. He was asked to sit in the recovery room. Ayush was sent home on the same day with an eye patch.

The next day Ayush came for his follow-up visit. The eye patch was removed. Dr. Yogesh Patil checked his eyes, his eyes were red, swollen which was expected and was explained to his parents. Dr. Yogesh Patil cleaned the crust and drainage and advice few eye drops for his eyes for preventing infection and early healing.

He was asked for his frequent follow up to check the improvement in his vision.

Today Ayush and his parents are happy, as Ayush vision was saved on time. With the slight delay in treatment, they might have lost Ayush’s vision. They were happy to choose the best eye hospital and the best eye surgeon for their son.

Today Ayush is happy and enjoying back his studies with same enthusiasm and interest.  


About Dr. Yogesh Patil:

Dr. Yogesh Patil (MBBS, MS (Ophth), Fellow Vitreo-Retinal Surgery) is a Vitreo- Retinal Surgeon at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute. He has achieved remarkable competence in the treatment of various diseases involving the retina, vitreous and macula as well as extensive training in the skills of various Vitreo-retinal surgeries.

About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:

Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is equipped with one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai.  Comprehensive eye check-up and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalised care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambience complement the cutting edge eye care offered at AEHI. Besides treating patients from Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi and Panvel, patients from all over western India travel to AEHI for world class eye care management.