The ophthalmology department at Fortis comprises a team well led by the best eye specialist in Kolkata. The team of experts accurately diagnoses and treats patients of all age groups with ophthalmic conditions by rendering general eye care services and performing advanced eye surgeries. The department has a well-equipped eye unit with state-of-the-art technology and most advanced modular operation theatres.
The department offers round the clock eye casualty facilities for emergency and critical eye problems under the supervision of the top eye specialist in Kolkata. The team of eye specialists is highly experienced in performing complex eye surgeries of the retina, cataract, refractive surgeries, Phacoemulsification, Oculoplasty, Dacryocystectomy, and ball implanted lacrimal surgeries, treating all common and critical eye ailments. The department works as a team with other specialties for conducting complex surgeries such as orbitofacial and orbitocranial trauma and tumors.
Fortis proclaims to have the best eye doctor in Kolkata who is an expert in performing all types of Microsurgery and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeries. Of all the ailments affecting the human eye, Glaucoma is the most aggressive ailment. Our team has the expertise and rich experience in treating Glaucoma through medical, laser, and surgical techniques.
Fortis Kolkata is regarded as the ‘’centre of excellence” in the field of ophthalmology and is focused on rendering the most sophisticated and safest ophthalmic care to the patients, which in turn ensures their speedy recovery. The team not only provides effective treatment options but also actively participates in eye camps and conducts patient education programs to guide people on preventive measures and habits to protect the eyes. The eye doctors in Kolkata branch aim at providing excellent eye care, to patients of all ages.
Q1. When should we get our eyes examined?
Eye examinations should be done periodically.
People aged between 20 – 39 years should get their eye examination done once every 3-5 years.
People aged between 40 – 64 years should get their eye examination done once every 2-4 years.
Elderly people of age above 65 years should get their eye examination done once every 1-2 years.
Also, the people with high risk of eye disorders should consult an eye specialist for their follow-ups. Some of such high-risk patients include:
Glaucoma patients or at risk of developing glaucoma due to family history
Q2. What are the diagnostic tests advised by an ophthalmologist to detect an eye problem?
There are many eye diagnostic tests advised by the ophthalmologist to identify the exact problem, as mentioned below:
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Color Vision Test
Ultrasound of the Eye
Computerized Optic Disc Imaging and Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis
Visual Field Tests
Q3. How much does an ophthalmologist charge for different services?
The charges of an ophthalmologist’s consultation depend entirely on the years of experience, and the expertise of the specialist. They might charge an additional fee for any tests or exams along with the standard consultation fee.
Q4. Will my health insurance cover expenses for eye surgery treatments?
Most treatments are covered under health insurance. However, be sure to check with your insurance provider if a specific treatment or surgery is covered under your policy.