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Dear friends, patients and well wishers,
I have dedicated this web site to all of you. This is my humble endeavor to connect with you directly and to disseminate information on modern ophthalmology (eye care).

I will try to inform and discuss ophthalmic developments over the years for the benefit of mankind. I want to make this web-site interactive. I welcome any ophthalmology related queries and I will try my best to answer them drawing from my experience of 25 years in ophthalomolgy practice since 1991.


-- Dr. Nilutpal Borah --


Dr. Nilutpal Borah has completed his M.S. in ophthalmology from the Assam Medical College, India in 1991.After post-graduation he has received further training in ophthalmology at Sankara Nethralaya, (Chennai, India), PGI (Chandigarh, India) and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He has started his career in ophthalmology at Venu Eye Institute in New Delhi, as a Senior Resident. He then worked as a Consultant in the Medical Retinal Department at Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati for several years.





We have formed (group of ophthalmologist) a mobile retinopathy of prematurity screening unit. We screen, detect and treat ROP in premature and low birth weight newborns in Neo natal intensive care units (NICU), pediatric wards and ophthalmic out patient departments of various hospitals in the districts of Kamrup( Guwahati) and Nagaon of the state of Assam.Initiated by me this is a first of its kind endeavor in North-Eastern India where several ophthalmologist and few pediatricians are participating.ROP or retinopathy of pre-maturity occur in premature and low birth weight babies, where the retina of the eye is underdeveloped. As the new born grows his undeveloped retina also grows. However, often times this retinal development is abnormal. As a result complications (abnormal growth of retinal blood
vessels, haemorrhage, retinal detachment) may occur leading to irreversible blindness. This potentially disastrous condition can be successfully treated with laser or intravitreal injection or both if detected early. The participating ophthalmologist or pediatricians screen the premature and low birth weight(less than 1800 gm, O2 therapy, sepsis etc) newborns and inform me(principal ophthalmologist) when a newborn is suspected to have ROP.After receiving information I with my assistants and equipments (for diagnosis and treatment of ROP) arrive at the neonatal intensive care units, pediatric wards or ophthalmic OPD of the hospital.




A Few advice following cataract operation.

Please remember that after undergoing any type of cataract operation it is normal to feel the following:
• Mild pain in the operated eye
• Blurred vision
• Feeling of grittiness in the eye
• Itching in the eye
• Stickiness of the eye
• Mild headache

• Feeling of discomfort when looking at bright lights


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How to instill eye drop into the eye

1. Sit on a chair and recline your head backwards

2. Open the cap of the medicine bottle

3. Pull the lower lid of the eye downwards with the thumb

4. Bring the tip of the bottle close to the eye and then press on the bottle to squeeze out one drop of medicine (most of the eye medications come in plastic bottles) into the eye.

5.Only one drop is sufficient (thereby save on money and complications due to overdose)


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Phacoemulsification is one of the most modern and efficient way of doing cataract surgery. In phacoemulsification the lens matter of the eye is broken into tiny pieces(emulsification) with ultrasound energy and then these emulsified lens matter are aspirated out of the eye. After aspiration of all the lens matter an intra-ocular lens made of polymer is implanted into that place. This operation is performed through very small openings made into the eye.


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Eye Care tips

Finally the winter is here. In winter the cold wind and dry air can cause irritation to the eyes especially in outdoors.
Tears act like a protective wall that shield the eyes from infections. Increased tear evaporation may increase susceptibility to eye infections.

Smog which is a combination of fog and smoke can affect the eyes. Burning sensation, irritation, redness and dry eyes can be due to air pollution which is very common in many cities.


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