Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Congratulations to Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde

Respected Sir,

It gives us immense pleasure to extend, on behalf of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital our warmest congratulations and sincere greetings.

Sushil Kumar Shinde was always known in Maharashtra as a politician who started his career as a police sub-inspector before becoming its Chief Minister in 2003. But now, with Shinde taking over as the Union H
ome Minister, the journey of this Congress loyalist is complete: from a humble junior-level cop to being in-charge of the law and order of the entire country, he has been through it all.

We wish you good health, our states prosperity and our people’s happiness. Please accept the assurances of our prayers and God's blessings.






Dr. S. Natarajan with Shri R. R. Patil


Happy Raksha Bandhan


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam the former President of India inaugurated the mobile Diabetic screening van




Dr A P J Abdul Kalam the former President of India inaugurated the mobile Diabetic screening van of Aditya Jyot Foundation for Twinkling Little Eyes on 17th July. Dr Kalam addressed the assembled Trustees, Doctors, Optometrists & social workers of the foundation after visiting the mobile van equipped with the latest Fundus Camera & Laser machine. He encouraged the gathering to join hands to take this War against Diabetes & Diabetic Retinopathy to its logical conclusion. Dr S Natarajan, Managing Trustee gave a perspective of the problem & stated that Prevalence of diabetes in India is expected to increase from 31.4 to 79.4 million in 2030.  The disturbing fact is that majority of diabetics would be at a younger age of 45-64 years. Diabetes related blindness which was 17th in the causes of blindness has risen to the 6th position.

The mobile screening van donated by the WORLD DIABETES FOUNDATION (DENMARK) is equipped with advanced equipment for the early detection of diabetic retinopathy and for treatment to prevent advancement and vision loss. These equipment include - 
·  FUNDUS FLUROSCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY MACHINE
· LASER MACHINE (BOTH DONATED BY THE WORLD DIABETES FOUNDATION)

The van equipped with these travels to various parts and is staffed by an ophthalmologist, technician, physician and has resucutation equipment for emergency management also.
In collaboration with various partners the van takes care delivery to the door step of the under privileged. 

The CEO of the Trust Dr Radhika Krishnan informed the august assembly that In the last year alone the Aditya Jyot Foundation has 

·  25 SOCIAL WORKERS TRAINED IN VARIOUS RISK FACTORS FOR diabetes & Diabetic retinopathy.
·  48 awareness camps & 80 screening camps conducted in various locations.
·   75 GP's & ophthalmologists trained in early detection of DM & Diabetic retinopathy.
·  11400 people screened till March 2012 & 313 patients with Diabetic retinopathy identified.
·   80 free angiography & 40 free lasers performed.
·  Complicated retinal surgeries performed at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Conjunctivitis


Observer From Turkey finds visit to AJEH most educative, fulfilling and spiritual


Early in the morning on the 4th of June as soon as I entered to the Aditya Jyot hospital I noticed the hand-made big World Map with the flags on it on the front wall. I asked the significance of these flags, and the secretary told me that the patients coming to this hospital all around the world leave their flags on the map after they got recovered. I thought that it was very delicate attitude to welcome people to the Aditya Jyot hospital. My main purpose to visit the hospital was to observe the Ozurdex Implant. Dr. Natarajan with all his colleagues and fellows organized for me a very educative and detailed programme, so I had chance to observe the vitreoretinal surgeries and to examine the patients with uveitis and retinal diseases. I had full course of Ozurdex Implant to the cadavre human eyes. I had also great experience from Dr. Natarajan related to the philosophy of patient-doctor relationship and self improvement. The last thing I want to mention is the “push” sign on the entrance of the operating room door, but if you look carefully below the “push” sign you see the words “your limits”. I think it is great way to encourage the people to reach their ambitions.

- Dr. Ozlem Sahin
Turkey

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Book Release Function


One of our Patient Ms. Miriam Batliwala has written book named InSight. The release function is at CCI Club on 20th June 2012. Dr. S. Natarajan and Shiamak Davar - Guest of Honour.

Happy Father's Day!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Patient's Feedback:

Dear Dr Natarajan hope all is well I wanted to write to you to thank you for radiating so much spirituality n positivity in those that meet you. We had given up hope in the UK and faith in the almighty arranged the chance meeting and appointment with you. I don't think I will ever have the right words or enough words to express my gratitude but thank u so much for the wonderful treatment of my dads eye. I feel as though a miracle has happened with my dads eyesight returning and me dad n family will always be truly grateful to you always. My dad is my world and his smile is what I live for and you have made him and all of us very happy. I will hopefully be present at dads appointment on 22 June so I look forward to meeting you once again.Wishing you and your family all the blessings and all the happiness in the world.

Kindest Regards

Dipti Bhatt

Friday, June 1, 2012

Now the sun's out, take extra care to keep eyes healthy



Eye is one of the finest gift God has given to the mankind. Beautiful eyes sparkle if you take care of your eyes with some attention and regular checkups. It begins with lifestyle issues like what you really eat. Green leafy vegetables, carrots, liver, cod liver oil, nuts and red or yellow fruits are essential. The food should be fresh and natural. There is no point in loading oneself with self prescribed supplementary doses of Vitamin-A. Protection of eyes and its maintenance should be given utmost importance.

The rays from the sun are divided into three categories: Ultra Violet C, Ultra Violet B and Ultra Violet A rays, all of which can have some affect on your eye health.

UVC rays are the most powerful UV rays and could be most harmful to your eyes. Fortunately the ozone layer blocks nearly all UVC rays. 

UVB rays are filtered partially by the ozone layer, but some reach us on the earth. Eyes can become sunburn due to UVB rays.
UVA have a lower energy than UVB and UVC. However UVA rays penetrate the cornea and reach the lens and retina inside the eye. It may lead to development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Sunglasses that block 99–100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays; a wide-brimmed hat; and for those who wear contact lenses, Wrap-around sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats add extra protection because they help block UV rays from entering the eyes from the sides and above.

Allergic disorders of the eye increase during summer. Increased temperature and the traffic pollution make a person (especially children) prone for eye allergies. 

There is lot of itching and redness of eyes along with burning sensation. Wash eyes with cold water twice a day; avoid rubbing of eyes and walking in dusty areas.

Infection in the eye in the form of conjunctivitis is also common in summer. This is characterized by redness of eyes, pricking sensation, discharge and watering in eyes. Immediate treatment from eye specialist is important as it will prevent the spread of infection to other person and worsening of the eye condition. 

Eyelid swelling, redness and pain occur when there is bacterial infection of the eyelids like stye. In such cases again proper eye hygiene along with hot compress, analgesic tablets and antibiotics (oral) will help under medical supervision.

Dry eye syndrome has become very common in summer due to increased temperature and rapid tear film evaporation. 

For any of the eye condition, it is important that the person consult a qualified eye specialist (ophthalmologist) in order to assess the situation and get proper treatment. Self medication should be avoided.

It is possible to prevent or minimize these harmful effects of summer by taking the following precaution:

1. Avoid going out in the sun, especially in peak hours, unless necessary

2. Wear appropriate goggles when going out, it is more useful to have goggles that cover the side of temples. This will limit exposure not only to heat and ultra violet rays,
but will also prevent dust from entering the eye and any foreign body damaging the eye

3. It is advisable to avoid contact with animal dung and going to dump areas, or areas with thick vegetation and trees, in order to limit exposure to possible allergens.

4. Care of personal hygiene is important. Regular washing of hands and face is recommended. However, frequent washing of eyes is not advisable, as it washes away antibodies present in tear. Rubbing of eyes with dirty hands can aggravate the problem, leading to infections, pus formation and boils over eyelids, known as sties.

5. Air conditioners help to filter air and to limit exposure to allergens. However, if one has irritation in eyes, then sitting directly in front of the air conditioner is not advisable.

6. It is important to limit the use of contact lenses in dusty environment. Proper cleaning and storage should be followed.

7. Use of makeup, especially eye makeup, should be avoided as far as possible, especially if already there is itching and irritation. It is important to remove all trace of make up before sleeping. Even if one uses make up, select appropriate brands and once opened, discard the particular cosmetic within six month. Remember not to share make up with others.

8. It is advisable to take lots of fluids to avoid dehydration, which can indirectly affect tear formation.

9. Lubricant eye drops can be used on a regular basis, after consultation with your eye specialist.

10. It is important to consult an eye specialist at the earliest, if there is redness, watering or itching of eye. If the infection or recurrent condition like vernal keratoconjunctivitis is not treated appropriately, they can cause further damage to the cornea.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Eye Care - Aditya Jyot

Now stay connected with Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital through Eye Care - Aditya Jyot – application for the iphone, ipad, ipod touch and android phones. 

For IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD touch users can download the app from App Store

For android users download the app from Play Store.

This application will help us to serve the patients more efficiently.

APP STORE
IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eye-care-aditya-jyot/id525996997?mt=8)

PLAY STORE
ANDROID (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudninedevelopmentllc.SNatarajan_124)

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Recent advances of Retinoblastoma: CME" on 27th May 2012.

Dear Doctor,
Greetings from "Aditya Jyot Institute of Vision Sciences and Research (AJIOVSAR)"
We cordially invite you to the scientific meet "Recent advances of Retinoblastoma: CME" on 27th May 2012. It will give you a chance to hear prominent speakers about their views on current protocols and future trends in retinoblastoma. This program is organised in collaboration with"Indian Council of Medical Research" & "Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association" under the aegis of"Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society" and confers MMC credit hours.
Looking forward to meet you at the scientific meet.
Organizing Chairman              
Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan

Scientific Committee
Dr. Pandurang Kulkarni

Prof. G. Kumaramanickavel


Organizing Secretary
Dr. Deepen Sheth

Registration:
Dr. Deepen Sheth
SMS: 09619850581
Venue : Rustom Chokshi Auditorium, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400012
Registration fees: Rs 500/-

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Akshaya Tritiya

May Lord bless you on this auspicious day of Akshaya Trithiya, and May it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan bestowed with Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award


Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan was bestowed with Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award for his immense contribution to the scientific programs of the APAO congresses at Busan, Korea.

His views was published in Eye World Magazine. Please find the link
Retina: Consider the macula in pre-op cataract patients
Views from Asia-Pacific: LI XiaorongS. NATARAJAN 


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Raj Vardhan Azad


I am proud to inform you that Prof. Dr. Raj Vardhan Azad, Chief R.P Centre, AIIMS & Former President AIOS has been elected to the prestigious post of President Elect Asia Pacific Association of Ophthalmology - APAO against chinese counterpoint. This is a great achievement for an Indian & for the ophthalmologists of India as a whole. This is the 1st time an Indian has become President of APAO

Dr Azad will take over this prestigious post in 2013 in Hyderabad. I congratulate this great man & for the tremendous work he has done for Indian ophthalmology.

Salutations to a torch bearer!

I am also happy to inform you that Dr Azad is the Founder President of a society dedicated to trauma in the area - the Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society (APOTS) registered in Singapore.

- Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan

Monday, April 16, 2012

Now the sun's out, take extra care to keep eyes healthy



Eye is one of the finest gift God has given to the mankind. Beautiful eyes sparkle if you take care of your eyes with some attention and regular checkups. It begins with lifestyle issues like what you really eat. Green leafy vegetables, carrots, liver, cod liver oil, nuts and red or yellow fruits are essential. The food should be fresh and natural. There is no point in loading oneself with self prescribed supplementary doses of Vitamin-A. Protection of eyes and its maintenance should be given utmost importance.

The rays from the sun are divided into three categories: Ultra Violet C, Ultra Violet B and Ultra Violet A rays, all of which can have some affect on your eye health.

UVC rays are the most powerful UV rays and could be most harmful to your eyes. Fortunately the ozone layer blocks nearly all UVC rays. 

UVB rays are filtered partially by the ozone layer, but some reach us on the earth. Eyes can become sunburn due to UVB rays.
UVA have a lower energy than UVB and UVC. However UVA rays penetrate the cornea and reach the lens and retina inside the eye. It may lead to development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Sunglasses that block 99–100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays; a wide-brimmed hat; and for those who wear contact lenses, Wrap-around sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats add extra protection because they help block UV rays from entering the eyes from the sides and above.

Allergic disorders of the eye increase during summer. Increased temperature and the traffic pollution make a person (especially children) prone for eye allergies. 

There is lot of itching and redness of eyes along with burning sensation. Wash eyes with cold water twice a day; avoid rubbing of eyes and walking in dusty areas.

Infection in the eye in the form of conjunctivitis is also common in summer. This is characterized by redness of eyes, pricking sensation, discharge and watering in eyes. Immediate treatment from eye specialist is important as it will prevent the spread of infection to other person and worsening of the eye condition. 

Eyelid swelling, redness and pain occur when there is bacterial infection of the eyelids like stye. In such cases again proper eye hygiene along with hot compress, analgesic tablets and antibiotics (oral) will help under medical supervision.

Dry eye syndrome has become very common in summer due to increased temperature and rapid tear film evaporation. 

For any of the eye condition, it is important that the person consult a qualified eye specialist (ophthalmologist) in order to assess the situation and get proper treatment. Self medication should be avoided.

It is possible to prevent or minimize these harmful effects of summer by taking the following precaution:

1. Avoid going out in the sun, especially in peak hours, unless necessary

2. Wear appropriate goggles when going out, it is more useful to have goggles that cover the side of temples. This will limit exposure not only to heat and ultra violet rays,
but will also prevent dust from entering the eye and any foreign body damaging the eye

3. It is advisable to avoid contact with animal dung and going to dump areas, or areas with thick vegetation and trees, in order to limit exposure to possible allergens.

4. Care of personal hygiene is important. Regular washing of hands and face is recommended. However, frequent washing of eyes is not advisable, as it washes away antibodies present in tear. Rubbing of eyes with dirty hands can aggravate the problem, leading to infections, pus formation and boils over eyelids, known as sties.

5. Air conditioners help to filter air and to limit exposure to allergens. However, if one has irritation in eyes, then sitting directly in front of the air conditioner is not advisable.

6. It is important to limit the use of contact lenses in dusty environment. Proper cleaning and storage should be followed.

7. Use of makeup, especially eye makeup, should be avoided as far as possible, especially if already there is itching and irritation. It is important to remove all trace of make up before sleeping. Even if one uses make up, select appropriate brands and once opened, discard the particular cosmetic within six month. Remember not to share make up with others.

8. It is advisable to take lots of fluids to avoid dehydration, which can indirectly affect tear formation.

9. Lubricant eye drops can be used on a regular basis, after consultation with your eye specialist.

10. It is important to consult an eye specialist at the earliest, if there is redness, watering or itching of eye. If the infection or recurrent condition like vernal keratoconjunctivitis is not treated appropriately, they can cause further damage to the cornea.

Monday, April 2, 2012

alk on “Leadership Development Programme – Success & Leadership…. You Can Do it”.


On Sunday 01.04.2012, on invitation from Dr. Swati Zawar, President of Nashik Ophthalmogical Association, Nashik, Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan attended their C.M.E. programme and delivered a talk on “Leadership Development Programme – Success & Leadership…. You Can Do it”.

He was honoured by the Association and was presented with the memento. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Medical Tourism Patient's Feedback

I came to know about this institute in 2001. Basically I am single Eye patient. In 2001 Retinal weak point got developed in my Good Eye (Right Eye). I went to Local Ophthal in Kenya. He suggested and recommended this place. We flew to Mumbai and was seen by Prof Dr. S. Natarajan who confirmed the diagnosis and informed us that it required treatment asap. I underwent CRYO Surgery which was done by Dr. S. Natarajan. After the surgery my vision and my eye was stable till 2010.

In April 2010 I saw flashed in my right eye. So we travelled to Mumbai again to get it checked. There was retinal detachment which was rectified by laser treatment. Laser was done by Dr. Arindam Chakravarti. It was a complex procedure as my pupil was very small and getting laser at the right place was very difficult. The laser did not hold and then I went completely blind. 2 weeks later I underwent Major retinal surgery which was performed by Dr. S. Natarajan using gas. 4 weeks after the surgery I fully recovered and my vision got restored. A very satisfied and contended patient

Thursday, March 15, 2012

IN-SIGHT

Prof Dr S Natarajan President S N Alumni is being the Master of ceremony of Book Launch by his Guru Dr S S Badhrinath on 20th March,2012 (Tuesday) at 6.30 p.m. Venue Walchand Hirachand Hall, Indian Merchant's Chamber IMC Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Glaucoma


Glaucoma – A Silent stealer of vision
Let’s prevent blindness due to Glaucoma

If you observe following signs:
·        Gradual failing of vision
·        Unusual headache or eye ache
·        Frequent change of reading glasses
·        Colored rings/ halos around lights
·        Sudden loss of vision with redness of eyes
·        Restriction in field of vision (visual field defects)
It could be glaucoma Consult eye Doctor immediately

Remember: Glaucoma can lead to permanent blindness, unless treated in early stages

If your are over 40 years of age and have a family history of diabetes or glaucoma, you must get your eyes checkup done at least once a year

For further information please contact
Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd.
Contact no: 022 24177600/ 65102690