VITREORETINAL SURGERY

Harsha Sai Eye Hospital is the 1st center in the state to offer retina procedure for macular hole and Retinal detachment with state of the art technologies and equipments.

Vitreoretinal surgery is a procedure that rectifies eye conditions which involves the vitreous fluid, retina or macula which can be age-related macular degeneration, macular hole, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane conditions or diabetic retinopathy.

LIST OF CONDITIONS THAT REQUIRE VITREORETINAL SURGERY.

  • Age-related macular degeneration.
  • Diabetic retinopathy.
  • Flashes and floaters (posterior vitreous detachment).
  • Macular holes.
  • Macular pucker.
  • Retinal tears or detachments.
  • Retinoblastoma.
  • Stargardt disease.
  • Uveitis.

SYMPTOMS DETAILS

  • Unable to see at night.
  • There are spots in the vision, which are called floaters. Some are sudden.
  • The peripheral vision is diminished and even central vision sometimes.
  • Light flashes in the vision field.
  • Eye pain can also be a symptom.
  • There is a vision loss suddely.
  • Printed letters are distorted to read.
  • There are wave like lines with distortion in the central vision.
  • Light appear brighter and there is more sensitivity towards light.

COMMON VITREORETINAL CONDITIONS TREATED WITH VITREORETINAL SURGERY

Diabetic retinopathy:

The vessels of the retina are damaged with diabetes. This can be treated with vitreoretinal surgery.

Flashes and floaters:

Vitreous fluid which is in the eye moves around and pulls the retina creating flash of light, and floaters occur when there are small substances in the vitreous or from the retinal tear or hemorrhage floating can be treated with vitreoretinal surgery.

Macular holes

With age progression the vitreous shrinks and there is a pull force on the retina which goes onto tear a hole in the macular section which distorts the vision and viteroretinal surgery can be used to correct this.

Retinal detachments or tear

Retinal detachment or tear occurs in the retinal separation eye surface at the back of the eye, this too can be corrected from the vitreoretinal surgery.

RISKS OF VITREORETINAL SURGERY

  • Bleeding in the eye.
  • Recurrence of the problem.
  • Cataract.
  • Eye infection.
  • Detached retina.

TESTS FOR VITREORETINAL DISEASES.

The ophthalmologist may conduct one or more of these tests to ascertain the disease condition of the eye.

  • Amsler grid test. This test determines how clear the central vision.
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT). Takes pictures of the retina to see the extent of extent of the macular degeneration.
  • Fundus autofluorescence (FAF). Used for ascertaining advanced retinal conditions.
  • Fluorescein angiography. Using dye the vessels of the retina are highlighted thus determining the closed blood vessels.
  • Indocyanine green angiography. Dye is used to light up vessels and blood vessels behind the eye are seen for any abnormalities.
  • Ultrasound. High frequency sound waves are used to detect any retinal tissue characterstics used to diagnose the tumour.
  • CT and MRI. Rarely the CT images used to identify injury or tumor.

TREATMENT OR SURGICAL METHODS FOR VITREORETINAL CONDITIONS

Some treatment methods available for vitreoretinal conditions include:

Abnormal blood vessels treated by shrinking them. This technique shrinks the new blood vessels which are abnormal and which bleed. May help people with diabetic retinopathy.

Using a laser the retinal tear or hole is repaired.

Evacuating and replacing the fluid in the eye. This is vitrectomy, the fluid is removed that fills the inside of the eye which is called vitreous and the air or gas or liquid is injected into the space.

Injecting medicine into the eye. In this technique medicine is injected directly into the eye. This treats wet diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration or broken vessels and which are bleeding within the eye.

Implanting a retinal prosthesis. Some conditions of eye include inheritable disease conditions with total vision loss, this implantation includes a tiny electronic chip into the retina that gets inputs from a video camera or a pair of eyeglasses. This can bring back some vision if not complete.

WHAT WE SUGGEST AT HARSHA SAI EYE HOSPITAL

We at Harsha Sai Eye Hospital are well equipped for vitreoretinal procedures and other retinal conditions, we suggest if there are any problems such as

Unable to see at night.

There are spots in the vision, which are called floaters. Some are sudden.

The peripheral vision is diminished and even central vision sometimes.

Light flashes in the vision field.

Eye pain can also be a symptom.

There is a vision loss suddely.

Printed letters are distorted to read.

There are wave like lines with distortion in the central vision.

Light appear brighter and there is more sensitivity towards light.

Why Choose Us

  • Vitro-Retinal surgeries require very precision equipments as well as experience as it involves very delicate parts of the eye. Harsha sai is equipped with
  • Constellation Vision System from Alcon which is designed for Designed for surgeon control, stability and efficiency.
  • ZEISS VISUCAM Fundus Cameras which is Brilliance in every detail which is versatile and gives a great diagnostic insight.
  • Biomedix Green Laser 532 which is another laser equipment which is perfect for any retinal procedures.
  • CIRRUS HD-OCT which is a diagnostic instrument from Ziess leaders in medical equipments used for visualizing the internal structures of the Eye and this instrument can give perfect picture of the internals of the eye
  • ZEISS OPMI Lumera i – High Quality Visualization Microscope used by the surgeons for any high-end procedures involving the retina so that they don’t miss even the minutest of microscopic detail so that the outcome is the best for the patient Harsha Sai has this.
  • Leaders in cataract surgery as we are one of the early care providers in this field.
  • Latest technology adopted to ensure the best of the treatments.
  • Equipments with high-class feature.
  • Facility with all in-house care for before, during and after the procedures.

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