Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital has developed several
research break-throughs, during the course of its pioneering services.
The most important research being that of
Lasers in Cataract Surgery for the first time in India,
by vapourising the Cataract and thus making a bloodless no stitch
surgery, where the patient walks in and walks out of the operation
theatre with top of the line foldable intra lens in the eye.
Cyro Surgery in Ophthalmology was first successfully
performed in India at Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital in 1966.
Refractive Keratoplasty done at the Institute
for the first time in Asia in 1981.
First Performed in 1986 on a patient blinded with retinal
detachment. Patient came back 6 mths later for follow up and
it was found his vision had improved such that he was able to
read two lines on the vision chart.
Igene Lid Scrub - Developed by the
research department, for specifically treating blepharitis
unresponsive to other modalities of treatment. It is applied
using a cotton bud moistened with the Igene solution.
Magnetotherapy - With the current
trends in alternative medicine and going by the success of
magnetopexy devised two decades ago, the importance of
magnetism and its effect on the human body has been rekindled
in a big with the use of magnets in treatment of ophthalmic
problems to the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. A new
magnetic generator is presently being devised for this
Ferocini for dry eyes treatment -
Ferocini was first used on a patient with Steven’s Johnson
syndrome back in 1989 who redness and bloody tears. She was
being treated with steroids Her vision was 1 mt in both eyes
due to the extensive corneal damage due to dry eye.s Since
there was not much change in the clinical outcome it was
decided that the patient would be put on a trial of Ferocini.
The next day the bloody tearing stopped and after a month the
vision also improved to 6/60 on Snellen’s chart.
Following the clinical success in this patient Ferocini was
used in several patients with moderate to severe dry eyes.
Total cases 2994 patients with dry eyes:
Presently Ferocini is being produced in drop form for
treatment of dry eyes
Surgical Management of Macular Holes was performed
for control of Retinitis Pigmentosa - A formulation of
nutrients to retard the progression of the in born genetic
disease of Retinitis Pigmentosa which leads to night blindness
and eventually complete visual loss. Comes in capsule form for
oral consumption and is advised twice weekly..
In Conventional phacoemulsification technique, an opening of approximately
2.5 mm is made in the eye during cataract removal. Now this hospital
has broken the 1mm barrier and has removed a cataract through
0.9mm opening made in the eye. This is for the first time in
the world that any one has performed a cataract surgery
through such a small opening.
Collagen for ocular surface disease
- Collagen derived from animal tissue has the remarkable
ability to regenerate corneal epithelium, conjunctiva and even
skin in case of burns. It can be used in the treatment of
injuries like thermal, chemical and extreme dry eyes.
AACC (Agarwal’s anti-chamber collapser)
- Special device used in Phacoemulsification surgery for
cataract removal. The device prevents chamber collapse during
the phaco procedure especially in hard mature cataracts.
Stem cell Regenerative Medicine -
Research is presently being undertaken for treatment of
various ophthalmic and general ailments. This therapy involves
the use of stem cells of human origin which are the most
primitive cells of the body and are capable of differentiating
into any kind of tissue. This once injected into the body,
homes into the affected organ thereby repairing damaged areas
or replacing the dead cells.
||No of eyes528
||Age related macular degeneration
||Choroidal atrophy/retinal degen
||Primary and secondary optic atrophy
||No. of Pts.
||Diabetes mellitus only
||Hypertension and diabetes
||Terminal pancreatic carcinoma
||HIV positive patients