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Retina June 5, 2020

Combined Cataract and vitrectomy surgery- Common questions answered

What is a combined surgery?

When two different surgeries are done on an eye at the same sitting  they are commonly referred to as combined surgery.  For example cataract and vitrectomy surgery, cataract and silicone oil removal surgeries are very frequently done surgeries at Neoretina, a tertiary care advanced hospital for complex eye conditions.

Retina February 28, 2020

Retinal break: What is it? How is it treated?

The light-sensitive tissue at the back of our eyes is called ‘retina’. In some people, the tissues of the retina start to weaken or thin and retinal breaks begin to develop in areas of thinning. Thus, a retinal break is a tiny hole(without any traction or pressure points on the retina) or tear(which develops due to any traction or pressure on the retina) in the retina. It can occur in the periphery of the retina. Sometimes, the vitreous gel may also tear the retina by pulling it away.

Retina November 11, 2019

Diabetic Retinopathy – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Diabetic Retinopathy is a common complication of Diabetes mellitus which can happen in patients with both Type I and Type II diabetes. The duration of the disease and poor glycemic control are directly associated with the development of this condition. It causes the blood vessels in your retina to swell in the initial phase, eventually leading to occlusion of the blood vessels.

Retina September 25, 2019

Age Related Macular Degeneration – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Age Related Macular degeneration, sometimes referred to as macular degeneration, is a chronic eye disease that affects the macula and causes diminished central vision. The macula is the central part of the retina which is responsible for visual acuity. It allows us to read and write, work on a computer or smartphone, recognize colours and faces, drive and view objects in fine detail. Researchers estimate that ARMD is responsible for about 5% of the global burden of blindness.

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