Medical retina is a term used to describe the assessment and treatment of medical conditions that affect the retina. We take a look at the eye conditions covered by medical retina and their associated treatments.
Medical retina is a term used to describe the assessment and treatment of medical conditions which affect the retina.
Age related macular degeneration is a condition which affects some individuals in middle and later life. The cause of macular degeneration is still unclear but individuals with a family history of the problem are more at risk.
Diabetic retinopathy: Poorly controlled diabetes causes small blood vessels at the back of the eye to weaken and leak as well as causes abnormal blood vessels to develop. Both of these processes can cause visual loss.
There are also certain genetic diseases of the retina which we diagnose and treat the most common being Retinitis pigmentosa.
Retinal tears and detachment of the retina often occurs due to age related processes to the connective tissue or may be as a result of trauma.
Imaging techniques for assessing retinal disorders may assist in diagnosing retinal problems. Imaging techniques to produce 3D photographs as well as accurate images of the blood vessel network around the retina are often requested. These may include:
- Optical coherence tomography
- Fundus photography
- Fluorescein angiography
- Indocyanine green angiography
Normally, a range of diagnostic tests will be requested to adequately reach an accurate diagnosis.
We are able to provide the full range of treatments needed to optimally manage any retinal problem. Depending on the exact diagnosis and stage of your condition treatments may involve:
- Eye drops
- Surgery (repair torn or detached retina)
Specialists Offering Medical Retina
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