VITREO RETINA CLINIC-108 Eye and Health Centre
Vitreo Retina Clinic
What's Vitreo Retina?
The retina is an extension of the brain. It forms the interior lining of the eye and contains millions of light-sensitive nerve endings. The light rays that enter the eye pass though the cornea, pupil, lens, and vitreous eventually focusing on the retina. The retina also perceives the light and transmits whim-whams impulses through the optical nerve to the brain, where a visual image is created.
Vitreous is a clear, gel-suchlike substance that fills the cavity between the lens and the retina.
Vitreo-Retinal (VR) surgery is a branch of ophthalmology that deals with the surgical operation of vitreous and retinal conditions of the eye. Vitreo-Retinal consultants should be your first choice when looking for educated ophthalmologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating vitreous, retinal, and macular eye diseases.
WHO ARE AT RISK?
Persons with family history of Retinal detachment
Persons with high minus power (MYOPES)
Persons with presence of holes/ tears in their Retina
Persons with advanced Diabetes Mellitus
Persons having an injury to the eye
Preterm babies with birth defects in the retina
Persons following inflammation/ infection of the eye
Persons with tumours affecting the inner layer of the eye
The following procedures are used in treating retinal tears or detachments
Cryotherapy – the equivalent of spot welding the retinal tissue to the reverse layer of the eye.
Photocoagulation – a system using an argon laser. The high- intensity beam of light from the laser is converted into heat, which forces protein molecules in the affected tissue to condense and seal the tear.
Scleral Buckle A flexible band is placed around the equator of the eye to balance out forces that pull the retina out of place. The ophthalmologist may drain the fluid from under the detached retina allowing the retina to return to its normal position against the back wall of the eye.
Pneumoretinopexy – is an inpatient procedure. A gas bubble is fitted into the vitreous space inside the eye. This pushes the retinal tear back against the wall of the eye and closes the tear.