Our retina clinic is fully equipped with newest generation of retina diagnostics such as Non- Mydriatic Fundus camera that captures the image of retina without the help of dilating drops & an OCT (Optical coherence tomography) that provides micron resolution scans of the retina.
Our Retina surgery centre is also equipped with Vitrectomy system, a BIOM and inverter system. For patients with Diabetic retinopathy, our medical retina clinic is equipped with Green LASER for control and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
For macular edema, we provide intravitreal injections such as Avastin/ Leucentis/Aflibercept (Eylea). Macular edema is the build-up of fluid in the macula, i.e. the center of the retina. This fluid build-up causes the macula to swell and thicken, which distorts vision.
Diabetes affects blood vessels throughout the body, especially the retina. Due to diabetes, retina starts showing hemorrhages and this can lead to bleeding inside the eye, which is known as ‘vitreous hemorrhage’. The new blood vessels formed due to this can proliferate and reach the front part of the eye and lead to glaucoma or increase in eye pressure & leads to decrease in vision.
The treatment for diabetic retinopathy includes Lasers and intravitreal injections. We strongly recommend a strict watch over blood sugar to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy, as it will significantly reduce the long-term risk of vision loss. Treatment usually won't completely cure diabetic retinopathy nor will it restore normal vision, but it may slow the progression of vision loss. Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy progresses steadily from minimal to severe stages.
This treatment is often recommended for people with macular edema, proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and neovascular glaucoma. Laser surgery shrinks abnormal new vessels and reduces macular swelling.
Laser surgery is usually performed in an office setting wherein the patient sits at an instrument called a slit-lamp microscope. A contact lens is temporarily placed on the eye in order to focus the laser light on the retina with pinpoint accuracy. With laser surgery for macular edema, tiny laser burns are applied near the macula to reduce fluid leakage. This treatment causes abnormal new vessels to shrink and often prevents them from growing in the future. It also decreases the chance that vitreous bleeding & is very effective for preventing severe vision loss. The main goal of treatment is to prevent further loss of vision by reducing the swelling of the macula.
Multiple laser treatments over time may be necessary. Laser surgery does not cure diabetic retinopathy and does not always prevent further loss of vision. It is uncommon for people who have blurred vision from macular edema to recover normal vision, although some may experience partial improvement.