Narang Eye Institute Retina Clinic, established since 1995, aims to offer medical treatment to Retinal Complication Cases. The retina is delicate within the eye structure and its role involves alerting the brain via the conversion of light into signals. These are following treatments available at Narang Eye Institute to handle Retinal Complications:
This simple screening test is used by our eye doctors to assess the macula (the center of the retina).
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative condition of the macula (the central retina). AMD is caused by hardening of the arteries that nourish the retina. This deprives the sensitive retinal tissue of oxygen and nutrients that it needs to function and thrive. As a result, the central vision deteriorates.
Fluorescein Angiography (FA)
Fluorescein angiography is a test that provides our eye doctors with information about the circulatory system and the condition of the back of the eye by inserting a special dye, called fluorescein, into a vein in the arm. By looking at the dye patterns in the photograph, your doctor can determine if problems exist.
This type of photography involves a customized camera that is mounted to a microscope with intricate lenses and mirrors.
an ophthalmoscope is an instrument used to examine the retina and vitreous. Ophthalmoscopy requires dilating the pupils with drops to give the doctor the best view inside the eye.
Slit Lamp Examination
The slit lamp is a microscope with a light attached that allows the doctor to examine your eye under high magnification. The instrument is used to view the cornea, iris, and lens, and sometimes it is used to examine the vitreous, retina, and the optic nerve as well.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
OCT is a non-invasive technology used for imaging the retina, the multi-layered sensory tissue lining the back of the eye. OCT, the first instrument to allow doctors to see cross-sectional images of the retina, is revolutionizing the early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as macular holes, pre-retinal membranes, macular swelling and even optic nerve
Retinal Detachment Surgery
A retinal detachment is a separation of the retina from its attachments to the underlying tissue within the eye. Most retinal detachments are a result of a retinal break, hole, or tear. Retinal holes or tears can be treated with laser therapy or cryotherapy (freezing) to prevent their progression to a full-scale detachment. Many factors determine which holes or tears need to be treated. These factors include the type and location of the defects, whether pulling on the retina (traction) or bleeding is involved, and the presence of any of the other risk factors discussed above. Three types of eye surgery are done for actual retinal detachment: scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, and vitrectomy
Diabetes can affect sight by causing cataracts, glaucoma, and most importantly, damage to blood vessels inside the eye, a condition known as “diabetic retinopathy”. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina.
Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy may include:
- ‘Spiders’, ‘cobwebs’ or tiny specks floating in your vision
- Dark streaks or a red film which blocks vision.
- Vision loss or blurred vision.
- A dark or empty spot in the centre of your vision.
- Poor night vision
- Difficulty adjusting from bright light to dim light.
The treatment will be selected based on the stage of the disease and the specific problem that requires attention. Your surgeon may use tests such as Fluorescein Angiography, Retinal Photography, and ultrasound imaging of the eye to determine the appropriate course of treatment for you.
Vitrectomy is surgery that is frequently performed on diabetic patients who suffer a vitreous hemorrhage (bleeding in the gel-like substance that fills the center of the eye). When performing this procedure, the surgeon carefully removes blood and vitreous from the eye, replacing it with a saline solution.
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative condition of the macula(the central retina). AMD is caused by hardening of the arteries that nourish the retina. This deprives the sensitive retinal tissue of oxygen and nutrients that it needs to function and thrive. As a result, the central vision deteriorates.
Macular degeneration varies widely in severity. In the worst cases, it causes a complete loss of central vision, making reading or driving impossible. For others, it may only cause slight distortion. Fortunately, macular degeneration does not cause total blindness since it does not affect the peripheral vision
Cystoid Macular Edema
Cystoid macular edema (CME), or swelling of the macula, can occur as a result of disease, injury, or, occasionally, eye surgery. Under expert guidance of our doctor, we give appropriate treatment for CME with following symptoms
- Blurred central vision
- Distorted vision (straight lines may appear wavy)
- Vision is tinted pink
- Light sensitivity