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Retina June 7, 2019

Diabetic Vitrectomy: A Quick Guide

Vitrectomy refers to a surgical procedure which involves removal of the vitreous gel from the eye. It is a surgical procedure where small ports are created to introduce instruments into the eye and then the surgery performed with the aid of a vitrectomy machine which delivers high speed cutting  to the cutting probe and a light source for visualisation of the inside of the eye and also requires high end microscope fitted with special lens system which gives a wide angle view of the entire retina.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology March 18, 2019

Cost of Cataract Surgery in India: How to Factor in Quality & Price

Due to the ageing process, cataract develops either in one eye or both. This clouding occurs in the natural lens of the eye. Apart from age, other factors contributing to this condition are genetic disorders, past eye surgery, diabetes, uveitis, eye trauma, etc. Basically, cataract occurs due to protein denaturation which prevents light from passing through the natural lens of the eye and thereby causing hazy vision.

Retina January 9, 2019

Treat Cystoid Macular Oedema, for a better vision

Cystoid macular oedema is a painless condition which affects the macula – the central part of the retina (Figure 1.1 and 1.2). This condition occurs when fluid collects in the tissue at the back of the eye, including the area responsible for our central vision. This accumulation of multiple pockets of fluid as cysts in the macular area, is known as cystoid macular oedema.

Retina December 11, 2018

Diabetic Retinopathy- Can it be Reversed?

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.

Retina November 28, 2018

Retinal Detachment: Types, Causes, and Treatment

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.