Retinal Diseases & Management
Retinal is the light sensitive layer of the eye. Any disease affecting this layer results in visual disturbance. A complete evaluation of the retina is necessary during routine examination to identify any silent retinal problems. Proper evaluation of the retina is performed using indirect ophthalmoscopy and 78D lens.
Retinal holes or Tears
These problems increase the risk of retinal detachment and hence often require laser treatment or cryotherapy to seal them.
Other common conditions affecting the retina include Diabetic Retinopathy, occlusion of retinal blood vessels, bleeding inside the eye and age related muscular degeneration.
The photographs are taken to document treatment. Patients can also keep a copy of this photograph for their records.
Fundus Fluorescein Angiography
The procedure is performed to identify the disease, know its extent and to plan treatment.
Green Diode (Iris Medical) or Argon Laser
This helps in treatment of various retinal diseases including retinal holes and diabetic retinopathy. Both slit-lamp delivery mode and the Laser Indirect Ophthalmoscopic Delivery System are available to ensure optimal treatment of all cases.
Surgical Intervention is necessary if the retina shifts from its normal position or if bleeding inside the eye persists fro long duration. The AMO Gemini, a newer generation Vitrectomy System, with the Iris Medical Green Diode Endolaser helps perform safe surgery to ensure optimal visual recovery.
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