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Dr. Raja Rami Reddy P
Dr. Reddy is a renowned specialist in retinal surgery with more than 20 years’ experience in the field. He is the Founder, Director and Chief Retinal Surgeon at NEORETINA Eyecare Institute, Hyderabad, which is a foremost referral centre for diseases of the Retina. His areas of expertise include Surgical Retina especially complicated vitreo-retinal surgeries for retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, advanced diabetic retinopathy, macular holes and epiretinal membranes. He studied MBBS and MD at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and was a Specialist Registrar at the Vitreo-Retina Department of the reputed Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Surgeons and is an active member of the state and national academic societies.
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the modern world. It is the leading cause of poor vision and blindness. Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), a complication of diabetes, contributes greatly to this low vision or blindness. It affects up to 50% of people diagnosed with diabetes.
The macular hole occurs most frequently in the elderly. Early detection and early treatment ensures better chances of gain in visual acuity.
The light-sensitive layer of retinal cells converts light into electrical signals which are then sent to the brain where they are turned into the images we see. A brilliant network of tiny blood vessels constantly supplies blood to the retina.
Sub-threshold laser refers to the application of sub-visible burns during retinal laser therapy, thereby producing an effect only at the cellular level without causing any visible clinical burns.
The retina is the thin layer of tissue that is light-sensitive. This layer lines the inside of the back of the eye. It sends visual messages to the brain via the optic nerve. In some people, the retina detaches; it is pulled or lifted from its normal position. Retinal breaks or tears in small retinal areas can result in retinal detachment.
Hypertension or increased blood pressure is a common yet serious problem affecting millions of people worldwide. Both acute and chronic hypertensive changes occur in the eyes.
Pattern Scan Laser refers to a laser delivery system where multiple laser spots of short pulse duration are delivered in a preset pattern.
Yellow Laser is an advanced laser surgery performed for the treatment of a multitude of macular diseases like diabetic Macular Edema
Focal laser is explained as a photocoagulation procedure wherein the laser is applied to vascular abnormalities and or leaking areas in the retina especially in the macular area
A clear sight is a blessing in this world. This does not mean just how far one can see but also how sharp one can see. There is a reason that peripheral vision assumes so much significance for human beings.