Dr. N.V. Arulmozhi Varman, M.B.B.S, D.O, M.S Ophthalmology
Dr. Arulmozhi Varman is the driving force behind Uma Eye Clinic, which is famed for the largest number of Multifocal IOL's successfully completed in India.
He is the pioneer in Phacoemulsification in India and has been invited to perform and teach Phacoemulsification in various countries across the world.
He is a man who is constantly revolutionizing the field of eye care in India. He is a man with many talents who also wants to give back to the society and thus founded the Vision Foundation and Eye Bank to further this cause.
Mrs. Uma Varman
Mrs. Uma Varman, a professionally trained hospital administrator and is the soul behind Uma Eye Clinic, efficiently managing all departments and facilities.
A multi talented person, she has also won several recognitions for Uma Eye Clinic including the ISO 9001: 2008 certification.
Vision Foundation the Community outreach wing of Uma Eye Clinic which conducts eye camps in slums and villages around Chennai is her brain child. Under this banner an average of 30 eye camps are conducted every month and over 100 surgeries are performed free for the unaffordable.
Dr. P.R.Mitra M.B.B.S, D.O, M.S Senior Consultant & Programme Director
M.B.B.S,D.O.M.S, took his ophthalmic training from Aravind Eye Hospital, the largest eye hospital in the world and then worked at the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Government Ophthalmic Hospital, the second oldest eye hospital in the world. It was followed by a stint in England.
He has trained extensively under Dr. Arulmozhi Varman from Chennai, India and Dr. Mark Watts from England, both high profile anterior segment surgeons specializing in phacoemulsification and refractive surgeries like LASIK, PRELEX.
Currently he is a senior consultant and is the Director for the surgical training program of Uma Eye Clinic for ophthalmic surgeons in India and Abroad.
Free time is a premium, but he fiercely dedicates time for his family and his passion for landscape paintings and
Dr. P.Ramya Muralidharan M.B.B.S, D.N.B - Consultant
After completing MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Thrissur - Kerala, she pursued a career in Ophthalmology and cleared the DNB Examination from the National Board of Examinations - New Delhi.
To begin with, she worked as a special trainee at RIO-GOH, Egmore and since then, she has been actively rendering services in this field.
She manages General Ophthalmology and keeps a special interest towards the field of Glaucoma.
Dr. VIDYAPATHI RAGHURAMAN MBBS, DO, DNB, FRCS RETINA
Dr. Raghuraman completed his M.B.B.S in 1991from Rajah Muthiah Medical College-Annamalai University.
He then did his D.O.(Diploma in Ophthalmology) in 1997 from The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Madras and D.N.B. Diplomate of the National Board in Ophthalmology in 2000
Dr. Raghuraman then completed his F.I.C.O.- International Council of Ophthalmology in 2001 and F.R.C.S. (Glasgow) in Ophthalmology in 2004.
He is an accomplished vitreo-retinal surgeon with a fellowship from Aravind Eye hospital Coimbatore.
Dr Raghuraman has been our vitreo-retinal consultant and surgeon from 2004.
Dr. Priti Udhay MS, DNB, FRCS(Glasgow,UK),FMRF - OCULOPLASTY
Dr Priti is a former consultant from Sankara Nethralaya,and is especially trained in the super speciality of Orbit, Oculoplasty ,Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery. She has a vast experience in this field and has successfully performed numerous such surgeries .
This speciality includes plastic surgeries and reconstructions around the eyes and associated structures including the eyebrows, forehead and midface. This includes surgery for eyelids (droopy eyelids, in-turning or out-turning of eyelid margin, eyelid defects, injuries, tumours); management of orbital tumours, fractures, thyroid eye disease; treatment of watery eyes and obstructed tear ducts, artificial/false eye placement.
Dr Priti also performs aesthetic procedures like treatment of hooded or baggy eyes (blepharoplasty), treatment of droopy brows, facial wrinkles (Botox and fillers) etc.
Dr. P.M.Aravind MBBS, MS, MRCOphth - CORNEA
Dr Aravind has completed M.S. in Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital , Madurai.
He has completed MRCOphth from Royal College, London. He has undergone super-specialty training in Cornea and anterior segment eye diseases in UK and Canada.
In cornea his focus is in transplantation especially anterior and posterior lamellar surgeries.
There are many peer reviewed publications in national and international journals.
Dr. M.Ram Prakash MBBS, DO, DNB, FRCS - SQUINT & PAEDIATRIC
Dr Ram Prakash completed MBBS from Rajah Muthiah Medical College in 1999, D.O from RIOGOH, Chennai in 2002, DNB from Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli in 2004, FICO from UK in 2004, FRCS from Glasgow in 2005 and Fellowhsip in Paediatric Ophthalmology Squint from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai in 2006.
Dr. Sushama Kekre M.B.B.S, M.D, D.A - Consultant Anasthetist
Dr Sushama is a consultant anaesthesiologist.
Finished MBBS in1983 , DA in1984 MD(Anasthesiology) in1986 from Mumbai. She has been in practice since 1986 , initially in Mumbai and then in Chennai for last 23 yrs.
Dr Sushama has been handling general surgery, gynaecology & obstetrics, opthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology cases for more than 20 yrs.
Dr. Chitra Raajiv MBBS, DA, DNB - Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Chitra graduated from Kilpauk Medical College and did her specialization in anaesthesiology from Madras Medical College.She has been making surgery comfortable and pain free for patients from 1999.
Dr. Anuradha Vasudevan M.B.B.S, M.D, D.A - Consultant Pediatric
Enjoy building a rapport with my kids & their parent prior to anaesthetising them.
Believe in a pain free gaseous induction in the presence of a parent ,thereby reassuring both of them.
Happy wakeups & continued post surgical pain relief is my special skill set.
While the Clinic helps you see clearly, the in-house Optical Showroom helps you look perfect. The latest range of lenses, glasses and frames, both national and international, are available here. Experienced staff, courteous service and high quality products make shopping for your visual aids a pleasant experience.
- Corrective Glasses:
Glasses or corrective glasses are normally worn for vision correction or eye protection and comprises of frames bearing lenses worn in front of the human eyes.
Sunglasses are a kind of protective eyewear designed to prevent the damaging or discomforting of the eyes by blocking out the bright sunlight and high-energy visible light which are harmful for the eyes.
- Shell Frames:
In the shell frames, the original material used is a tortoise shell or plastic that simulates this material. These frames are durable and usually used to hold higher power and thicker lenses.
- Carbon Frames:
Carbon Fiber Graphite (CFG) or Carbon Frames are usually black in colour providing the endurance of metal frames but are more flexible, thinner and lightweight. In this day and age, these frames are the hot sellers especially since they are available in a variety of colours.
- Metal Frames:
There are many types of metal frames such as aluminium, cobalt, monel, Beryllium, flexon, nickel silver, phosphor bronze, stainless steel, and trilam. Metal frames are usually light and elegant with attractive colours.
Resilens (CR 39) are most suited for protection of the eyes from ultraviolet rays emitted from TV and computer monitors and sunlight.
Photochromatic lenses are usually capable of changing the shade of the glass when exposed to sunlight making it look like sunglasses. They are capable of becoming white again when in shade or indoors which makes it easy for viewing. This type of lens has caught on and become the new trend in the market.
- Hi index:
Hi index lenses come with the provision of having higher powers in a thinner and more elegant lens unlike the big bulky ones before.
- Progressive Lenses:
Progressive lenses are the special lenses used for presbyopia which has a slow transition from distance to near correction without any visible demarcation line between the two.
As a social initiative, Vision Foundation was started to help that strata of society who could not afford or access highly advanced eye care.
Visoin Foundation conducts nearly 30 eye camps in a month in and around Chennai.
Various NGOs have aided us in this charitable and noble venture. Rotary Club of Madras, Sathaya Sai Organisation, Equitas, to name a few.
Simple ailments are treated at the camp site. Patients requiring any further investigations or treatment are referred to Uma Eye Clinic Vision Foundation Centre.
The Vision Foundation Centre is fully equipped clinic with examination and diagnostic facilities. A van donated by the Rotary Club Of Madras is used to ferry patients from distant places.
Free cataract surgeries are performed at the main clinic. Almost a 100 phacoemulsification with foldable IOL implants are done every month. These are done in the same state of the art operation theatre at Uma Eye Clinic.
Similarly, all other sophisticated diagnostic procedures and state of the art treatment modalities are offered to these needy patients.
For more details logon to www.visionfoundation.in
Reya Laser Vision Center
Reya-Z-100 Laser Vision Center True to the spirit of staying at the forefront of eye care, Uma Eye Clinic has opened a high-tech Lasik centre, the Reya-Z-100 Laser Vision Centre. The centre has the services of the latest Lasik machine the Zyoptix z-100, which is available in very few centres in India.
The Zyoptix z-100 is a major advance in treatment. It has advanced safety features that include iris recognition that ensures treatment for the correct eye and rotational eye tracker that ensures greater precision.
This treatment is twice as fast and is suitable for a greater variety of abnormalities. It affords excellent results.
The advantages include:
- Iris Recognition- Greater accuracy of treatment placement
- Automatic patient identification ensures correct eye is treated
- Zy-ID - A unique digital 'map' of the iris, individual to every patient
- Multidimensional Eye tracker- Compensates and corrects for intra-operative eye-movement in every dimension, including cyclotorsion and pupil shift
- 100Hz Laser- For significantly faster treatment times
- Treatment planner- For wide range of treatment options
- LED Illuminations- For greater pupil iris contrast, greater surgical visibility and improved comfort for patients and surgeons
- Zeiss Microscope- Increases visibility by allowing for 3 levels of magnification.
With the latest technology at the hands of skilled professionals, the Centre ensures the best results possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is computer vision syndrome?
A number of professionals using computers experience vision and eye related problems especially due to poorly designed work stations and prolonged usage. These vision related problems are grouped as Computer Vision syndrome in short "CVS".
What are its symptoms?The primary symptoms are
- Eye strain
- Blurred vision
- Dry and irritated tired eyes
- Neck and backaches
Who is affected? How?
Computer Vision Syndrome ( CVS ) affects 75% of the computer users, most markedly those who work more than 3 to 4 hours with computers. Computer users? productivity is affected.
What are the reasons?
- Uncorrected refractive error
- Decreased blink rate
- Glare and reflection from the monitor
- Poor Ergonomics
What does computer vision clinic do?Evaluate at simulated computer environment ( Questionnaire + Executive Vision check + Orthoptics + Tear function )
- Artificial tears
- Vision therapy
- Recommendations about ergonomics
What is a cataract?
Cataract is the clouding of the eye's lens leading to blurred vision and blindness.
What are the symptoms of cataract?
- Cloudy or blurry vision.
- Problems with light, such as headlights that seem too bright, glare from lamps or very bright sunlight.
- Colors that seem faded.
- Poor night vision.
- Frequent changes in glasses or contact lenses.
Who gets cataract?
People over 60 years
Infants with congenital cataracts due to mother having infectious diseases during pregnancy.
How is cataract treated?
Cataracts are removed through surgery which lasts about 10-20 minutes. The natural lens is removed under local anaesthesia and replaced with an intraocular lens.
How effective is the surgery?
The surgery has an over 98% success record resulting in better vision
What is the cost of cataract surgery?
The cost depends upon the lens used. It varies between Rs. 20,000/- and Rs. 50,000/- per eye.
What is glaucoma?
The fluid within the eye called the aqueous humor usually exerts a pressure between 12 to 18 millimetres of mercury. The abnormal rise of this pressure is called Glaucoma. This pressure damages the nerve fibres and causes irreparable damage resulting in gradual loss of vision leading to blindness. Can Glaucoma be cured?
No. It can only be controlled. The lost vision can not be regained.
Who gets Glaucoma?
- Are over 40 years of age
- Have a family history of glaucoma
- Abnormally high IOP
- Regular, long-term use of steroids/cortisone
- Previous Eye injury
How can IOP be measured?
IOP can be measured using a tonometer which could be used in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.Causes of high IOP:
The clogging of the paths and chambers in the eye which traps the aqueous humor results in a pressure buildup leading to high IOP.
How is glaucoma treated?
Glaucoma is a chronic disease and requires constant medication to lower the IOP levels. Surgical procedures are used if the medication is unsuccessful.
What is corneal grafting?
When cornea is damaged beyond repair it is removed either fully or partly and replaced by a donated cornea.
What is the cornea?
Cornea is the clear outer layer covering the eye. It helps focus and transmit light as it passes through the lens on to retina.
Who will require corneal graft?
- People with congenital abnormalities that inhibits normal vision.
- People with clouded corneas through childhood diseases, trauma or infections.
- People with degenerative eye diseases that cause loss of vision.
Who can donate corneas?
Anyone with no infectious diseases.
What should we do after the surgery?
- Do not rub or touch the eye.
- Avoid smoky and dusty rooms, which can cause irritation.
- Wear sunglasses if the eye is light sensitive
- Do not play contact sports and swimming in particular. Ask the doctor if you are unclear which sports you should avoid.
- You will need at least 2-4 weeks off work, but again this will be discussed with you on an individual basis.
- Avoid driving until the doctor tells you otherwise.
- Consult your doctor in case of increased pain, redness, watering or discharge or reduction of vision
Does diabetes cause eye problems?
Yes. Some of the diseases it causes are diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract, infections, and refractive errors.
What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?
No symptoms at the early stage. Increase in floaters and even mild reduction in vision should be evaluated in diabetic patients.
What is retinal detachment?
When the retina is pulled on lifted from its normal position it results in a detachment. This causes permanent vision loss if not treated immediately. This is a medical emergency and should be treated immediately.
What are the symptoms of retinal detachment?
- Sudden or gradual increase in floaters
- Flashes of light
- Appearance of a curtain over the field of vision
- Who is at risk of retinal detachment?
- It can occur at any age but people over 40 are at a higher risk.
- Men are more prone to it than women.
- People who are extremely near sighted.
- People with a family history of retinal detachment.
- People with other eye diseases or injuries.