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Centre for Sight Enters Indore to Expand Footprint

Centre for Sight, Indias leading eye hospital network and Asias largest LASIK chain now expands to Indore. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and a team of distinguished doctors, Centre for Sight has now made world class eye care accessible to people of Indore. Eminent ophthalmologist of the town, Dr Prateep Vyas, has joined it as Medical Director, Centre for Sight Indore, along with leading Cornea & Refractive Surgeon, Dr Sharadini Vyas.

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Since its inception in 1996, Centre for Sight promoted by renowned ophthalmologist Dr Mahipal Singh Sachdev, a Padamshree awardee, has been on an aggressive growth path to become the largest player in the ever growing vision care segment. In keeping with its philosophy, every eye deserves the best, Centre for Sight with its network of 41 super specialized eye hospitals across India ensures comprehensive vision care services at your doorstep.

On the expansion plan Dr Mahipal Sachdev, Chairman& Medical Director, Centre for Sight informed, This is our maiden venture in Madhya Pradesh and by 2012 we plan to expand to 6 centres in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain and Rewa.

In its new facility of Indore, Centre for Sight has introduced cutting edge technology like micro incision cataract surgery (MICS) and femtosecond bladefree LASIK surgery for refractive surgery (vision correction procedure to remove spectacles) with an objective to transform eye care service standards of the town.

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Cataract is responsible for more than half of blindness in the world, which is a grim fact, because it is a treatable condition. In India, there are more than 12 million blind eyes in India (WHO Survey) of which 80 percent blind are due to cataract. To improve safety standards in cataract surgery the procedure has evolved continuously to reduce the incision size made during the surgery.  It has resulted in the advent of micro incision cataract surgery (MICS).

In the traditional Phaco cataract surgery, incision size is 3.0 to 3.5mm, MICS has brought down the incision size further to 1.8 to 2.2 mm.  In MICS the cataract (opaque lens of the eye) is removed and replaced with a third generation ultra-thin foldable Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). The new IOL offers advantages not only in terms of correcting spherical power but also the cylindrical power and aberrations, which translates into sharp and crisp vision and the smaller incision also leads to faster vision recovery, elaborated Dr Vyas.  The path breaking treatment is quick and virtually painless and is performed as an out-patient procedure that is sure to change the way people look at cataract in the future.

Worldwide health care is moving from sick care to wellness. In ophthalmology the trend gets reflected in the emerging concept of eye wellness which is prompting millions of myopia patients to seek freedom from glasses and contact lenses through LASIK, a refractive surgery procedure for vision correction.

In the conventional LASIK, a microkeratome (steel blade) is used to create a corneal flap, a necessity for correcting the vision error through reshaping the cornea with the use of a laser. The new generation femtosecond laser assisted blade less LASIK does away with the need of a blade touching the eye. Instead, it employs femto-second laser to create the corneal flap, which has made LASIK an absolutely safe procedure. Owing to the higher safety standards of blade less LASIK, NASA recommends it to aspiring astronauts as this can withstand high gravitational forces and has been found to be stable and secure even in extreme environmental conditions, explained Dr Sharadini Vyas, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Specialist at Centre for Sight Indore.

In addition, Centre for Sight, Indore has a state-of-the-art Retina Institute headed by Dr Teena Agarwal, eminent Retina Specialist trained at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. Equipped with the latest technology it provides comprehensive management of both medical and surgical diseases that affect the retina and vitreous.

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