Retina

It’s not uncommon for patients to suffer from retinal damage, which can be caused by a variety of diseases. The retina is responsible for converting light into electrical signals that the brain can interpret. Because of its location, the retina is especially susceptible to injury. Here we will discuss the most common causes of retinal damage, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa.​

Retina Investigations

  • Fundus Photography

  • OCT Fundus Angiography - Much better than FFA

  • Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT)

  • B-Scan Ultrasonography

Retina Treatments 

  • Retina Laser - We offer laser photocoagulation with latest retina green laser for retina diseases like diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusions, Central serous retinopathy among others. Before laser treatment we pour eye drops in your eyes to numb its surface. This procedure is an OPD procedure and admission is not required. 

  • Retina Injections - In case of Age Related Mecular Degeneration (ARMD), Diabetic Maculopathy and few other retinal diseases intravitreal Injections have shown promising results. We offer wide range of intravitreal injections such as - Lucentis / Razumab (Ranibizumab), Avastin / Zybev (Bevacizumab), Macugen (Pegaptinib Sodium), Ozurdex (Steroid implant) etc.

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FAQs - Retina

If you’ve still got a question for us, feel free to get in touch and we will happily answer your inquiry.
 

Q1. What's the difference between macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy?

Macular degeneration is a disease that affects the macula, which is the area of the retina that is responsible for central vision. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs when the blood vessels in your eyes become more sensitive to the glucose level in your blood.

 

Q2. What causes macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration can be caused by genetics, smoking, and aging. It is also caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, and other conditions.

 

Q3. How does macular degeneration affect people?

When you have macular degeneration, your central vision will start to deteriorate. This means that you won't be able to see things up close. You may also see halos around lights.

 

Q4. Can macular degeneration be treated?

Yes, there are treatments available to help slow down the progression of macular degeneration. However, these treatments aren't completely effective.

 

Q5. What's the best way to protect my eyes from macular degeneration?

The best way to protect your eyes from macular degeneration is to have regular eye exams.

Q6. What is diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that occurs when the blood vessels in your eyes become more sensitive to the glucose level in your blood. Diabetes damages the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage leads to leaking blood vessels and swelling. It can lead to a loss of vision in your eyes.

Q7. What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include blurry vision, floaters, and decreased vision. 

Q8. How to prevent diabetic retinopathy?

You can prevent diabetic retinopathy by maintaining blood sugar levels under control.

Q9. What is the best treatment for diabetic retinopathy?

The best treatment for diabetic retinopathy is laser treatment with green retina laser.