Dr. Durgesh Kumar Srivastava

Dr. Durgesh Kumar Srivastava
Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Gorakhpur


Dr. Durgesh Kumar Srivastava is a consultant Pediatric Ophthalmologist associated with Sri Ram Janaki Netralaya, Gorakhpur. He has organised exclusive government camps and performed extensive eye surgeries on large scale.


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology


MBBs, King George Medical College, Lucknow, india

MS (Ophthalmology), Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha,, Maharashtra., india

Practice Information

Sri Ram janaki Netralaya, Gorakhpur

Sri Ram janaki Netralaya, Gorakhpur

33 Kasia Road, Betiahata, Patthar Kothi, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh - 273001


10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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Many people experience problems with their eyes, some of which develop or worsen as they get older.Common eye problems include:

Amblyopia (lazy eye)

In an infant or a child, the brain will not tolerate double images and will shutdown the vision in the weaker eye. This involuntary loss of vision is called “lazy eye” or amblyopia. Here’s another way to say it: Amblyopia is a healthy eye that does not see. Only infants and children develop amblyopia; and the vision loss can be reversed with therapy if the contributing eye problem is corrected during childhood.

Amblyopia is a serious problem for your children. So long as the underlying eye problem remains untreated, the vision in the weaker eye does not develop fully. Lazy eye can also result from other eye problems, such as ptosis (drooping of the eyelid) or a significant refractive error in one eye. If detected early amblyopia can be corrected with patching and/or eye drops applied to the better eye – forcing the weaker eye to recover useful function.


This is the loss of the ability to see close objects or small print clearly. It is a normal process that happens slowly over a lifetime, but you may not notice any change until after age 40. Presbyopia is often corrected with reading glasses. Bifocal glasses permit the wearer to see objects clearly, both near and distant.


These are tiny spots or specks that float across the field of vision. Most people notice them in well-lit rooms or outdoors on a bright day. Floaters are often considered normal, but can sometimes indicate a more serious eye problem. These include conditions such as a retinal detachment, especially if floaters are accompanied by light flashes, or any reduction in your field of vision, like a curtain falling over the eye. If you notice a sudden change in the type or number of spots or flashes you see, seek medical advice as soon as possible

Dry eyes

This happens when tear glands cannot make enough tears or produce poor quality tears. Dry eyes can be uncomfortable, causing itching, burning or, rarely, some loss of vision. Your doctor or eye specialist may suggest using a humidifier in your home, special eye drops that simulate real tears, or plugs that are placed in tear ducts to decrease tear drainage. Surgery may be needed in more serious cases of dry eyes.


Having too many tears can come from being sensitive to light, wind or temperature changes. Protecting your eyes by shielding them or wearing sunglasses can sometimes solve the problem. Tearing may also mean that you have a more serious problem, such as an eye infection or a blocked tear duct. Your doctor or eye specialist can offer advice about treatment for these conditions. Srj Netralaya

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of the eye. Because the disease develops as a person ages, it is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Although macular degeneration is almost never a totally blinding condition, it can be a source of significant visual disability.

There are two main types of age-related macular degeneration:

Dry form.  The “dry” form of macular degeneration is characterized by the presence of yellow deposits, called drusen, in the macula. A few small drusen may not cause changes in vision; however, as they grow in size and increase in number, they may lead to a dimming or distortion of vision that people find most noticeable when they read. In more advanced stages of dry macular degeneration, there is also a thinning of the light-sensitive layer of cells in the macula leading to atrophy, or tissue death. In the atrophic form of dry macular degeneration, patients may have blind spots in the center of their vision. In the advanced stages, patients lose central vision.

Wet form.  The “wet” form of macular degeneration is characterized by the growth of abnormal blood vessels from the choroid underneath the macula. This is called choroidal neovascularization. These blood vessels leak blood and fluid into the retina, causing distortion of vision that makes straight lines look wavy, as well as blind spots and loss of central vision. These abnormal blood vessels and their bleeding eventually form a scar, leading to permanent loss of central vision.

Most patients with macular degeneration have the dry form of the disease and can lose some form of central vision. However, the dry form of macular degeneration can lead to the wet form. Although only about 10% of people with macular degeneration develop the wet form, they make up the majority of those who experience serious vision loss from the disease.

It is very important for people with macular degeneration to monitor their eyesight carefully and see their eye doctor on a regular basis

In contrast, vitreolysis—which involves the use of a specially designed YAG laser to vaporize the vitreous strands and capacities—has shown to be highly effective in providing functional improvement with a low complication rate.2 In a study by Cees van der Windt, MD, and colleagues, 100 eyes with posterior vitreous detachment-related floaters persisting for more than 9 months were treated with vitreolysis (n = 65) or pars plana vitrectomy (n = 35). Findings showed that both the YAG and vitrectomy groups reported an improvement in vision at 80% and 90%, respectively.
Additionally, over the 8-year follow-up period, no complications occurred among patients in the vitreolysis treatment arm. Moreover, data from two studies carried out in 1990, demonstrated a near-100% rate of floater removal with vitreolysis. No intra- or postoperative complications occurred in any patient.3, 4 Although vitreolysis is a much safer procedure than vitrectomy, medical schools generally do not teach it. Also, because of some problems associated with traditional YAG lasers, some ophthalmologists may be a little reluctant to offer the procedure to their patients. Though initially a little skeptical about vitreolysis, after incorporating multimodality YAG laser technology (Ultra Q Reflex, Ellex Medical Lasers) into daily practice, I have revised my opinion.


For surgeons considering offering vitreolysis, be aware that a learning curve is involved. For example, when I began performing vitreolysis, I hit the lens in two patients; one of these patients required cataract surgery. Consequently, I recommend starting with cases that involve a solitary floater in the middle of the vitreous—i.e., not close to the lens or to the retina—at least until a good degree of comfort with the procedure has been attained. The floater should also be visible pre operative when viewed through the slit lamp because it is difficult to start chasing floaters once the patient is positioned at the laser.