RETINA & UVEA

Retina & Uvea Disease – Retina And Uvea

Diabetes will affect vision

 

Diabetes increases the risk of eye problems such as diabetic retinopathy, macular oedema, Cataract s and Glaucoma . If you have diabetes, you are at risk of vision loss from diabetes retinopathy.

The main causes of Diabetes are:

 

    • Change in life style caused by increased urbanization
    • Lack of physical activity and stress
    • Diet (high cholesterol intake)
    • Heredity

 

What is Retina?

 

The retina is light sensitive layer on the back of the eye ball. It is the site where light rays entering the eyes are converted into chemical and electrical impulses which are carried to the brain by the retinal nerve fibers. The brain can not see if the Retina is damaged.

 

Medical and Surgical

 

    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • ARMD
    • RVO
    • Myopic Retinal diseases
    • Optic atrophy
    • Papilloedema
    • Anterior Uveitis
    • Posterior Uveitis
    • Retinal Detachment
    • VH – Vitreous Haemorrhage
    • Perforating Injuries

 

 

Service Provided:

 

Investigations

 

ICG – Indocyanine Green Angiography

UBM – Ultrasound Bio microscopy

 

Treatment

Medical Retinal Treatments

 

Local Treatment

  • Eye drops
  • Laser Treatment (Argon, PDT, TTT)
  • Injections(Ozurdex Implant, Lucentis, Avastin, Intravitreal triamcinolone)

Systemic

    • Diabetes
    • Cardiac
    • Cholesterol
    • Hyper tension

 

Surgical Retinal Treatments

 

PPV – parsplana vitrectomy(20G, 23G, 25G, 27G) with the latest technology (Constellation Vitrectomy Machine)

SB – Scleral Buckling

Diagnosis

Retina Diagnosis

 

Lotus Eye Care Hospital is well equipped with latest diagnostic modalities.

 

    • Slit lamp eye examination
    • Indirect Ophthalmoscope
    • FFA- Fundus Fluroresce in Angiography
    • Ultrasound B Scan examination
    • OCT – Optical Coherence Topography

 

Laser treatment is a painless and outpatient procedure where the laser beam is passed through a special lens to rectify the defective area in the retina. The patient can go back home after the laser treatment is over and can do all routine activities.

Facilities

Retina Latest Technology

 

For the better patient care we are offering following latest world class technology to our patients.

 

Constellation Vitrectomy machine –

This is the latest machine used for Retina surgeries throughout the world.

Ozurdex implant –

This is the latest treatment for macular edema caused by Retinal vein oclusion.

FAQ

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

 

Diabetic retinopathy damages blood vessels inside the retina causing vision loss and blindness. People with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms only emerge in the later stages and include blurred vision, eye strain and headache. Regular eye exams and good diabetes management reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy. Laser treatment is used along with injections.

 

Who are all at risk?

 

Diabetes can affect any one at any age. Persons with affected family members and those with obese (over weight) are high risk individuals. Even young children may be affected by the Juvenile type of diabetes.

 

How diabetes damage the Retina?

 

Retina gets nutrition from when diabetes affects these tiny blood vessels. Gradual or sudden loss of vision occurs.

 

What is laser treatment for Diabetic eye?

Laser treatment is a painless and outpatient procedure where the laser beam is passed through a special lens to rectify the defective area in the retina. The patient can go back home after the laser treatment is over and can do all routine activities.

 

How can diabetic eye diseases be prevented?

Good control of diabetes Mellitus will delay the onset of the eye diseases. Duration of diabetes indirectly influences the onset of diabetic retinopathy. Associated a hypertension and other vascular diseases will increase the complications and vision loss.

 

Can diabetic patients undergo Cataract  Surgery?

Yes. A diabetic patient can undergo Cataract  Surgery. But the diabetes should be under control.

 

What is Retinal detachment?

A retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from where it is normally attached to the inside of the eye. When this happens the retina stops functioning, causing loss of vision.

 

What are the symptoms of Retina detachment?

Symptoms of a detached retina include sudden visual changes such as dark spots, flashing lights and shadows in the vision.

 

What is Retinal detachment Surgery?

Retinal detachment surgery involves reattaching the retina to the back of the eye and sealing any breaks or holes in the retina. If a detached retina is not treated it can lead to blindness.

 

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