About Retina Eye Surgery
Common Retinal Problems
Retina's Structural Complexity
Function of the Retina
Light enters the eye and passes through the lens; it falls upon the retina. Inside the retina, specialised photoreceptor cells react to light by converting it into electrical signals. These signals travel through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are processed into the images we perceive.
Signs & Symptoms
Blurry or distorted vision.
Loss of peripheral vision.
Double vision or diplopia.
Diabetes or other medical conditions
Family history of retinal diseases
1- What are the symptoms of retinal diseases?
The symptoms of retinal diseases can vary depending on the specific condition, but they may include floaters (black spots or cobwebs floating in front of your eye), flashes of light, blurry or distorted vision, loss of central or peripheral vision, sudden onset of vision loss, and dark curtain-like shadow across your visual field. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek prompt medical attention for a detailed dilated retina examination from a retina specialist.
2- What are the treatment options for retinal diseases?
The treatment options for retinal diseases depend on the time of presentation, type, stage, and severity of the condition. The options may include medical management with eye drops or oral medications, laser therapy, intravitreal injections, and surgical intervention such as vitrectomy, retinal detachment repair, macular hole repair etc.
3- Can diabetes cause retinal diseases?
Yes, diabetes can cause retinal diseases like diabetic retinopathy, which is a leading cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. Keeping blood sugar levels under control, regular treatment follow-ups to the diabetologist, and getting regular eye exams can help prevent or manage diabetic retinopathy.
4- What is macular degeneration, and how is it treated?
Macular degeneration is a common retinal disease that affects the central vision and can cause significant vision loss. Treatment options may include oral medications (multivitamins specifically for macular degeneration), laser therapy, and photodynamic therapy to slow the progression of the disease and preserve vision.
5- What is intravitreal injection, and is it painful?
Intravitreal injection is a minimally invasive procedure in which medication is injected into the vitreous gel (jelly-like material inside the eye) of the eye to treat retinal diseases like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema etc. The procedure is typically performed under strict aseptic precautions in an operation theatre with topical anesthesia i.e only using anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye.
6- Do all myopes need retina examination?
Yes, it is highly recommended. People with minus numbers are more prone to develop weak areas (Lattice Degeneration) and retinal holes. They are also at higher risk of retinal detachment, especially if there is also a family history.
7- What is Lucentis/Accentrix injection for retinal diseases?
Accentrix (ranibizumab) previously known as Lucentis is the FDA approved and current ‘GOLD STANDARD’ for treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration. worldwide. It is also approved for macular edema due to diabetes and vein occlusions.
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