Our retina clinic in Pratima Eye Hospital has best retina surgeons & is fully equipped with the newest generation of retina diagnostics such as Non- Mydriatic Fundus camera that captures the image of retina without the help of dilating drops & an OCT (Optical coherence tomography) that provides micron resolution scans of the retina. Our Retina surgery centre is also equipped with a Vitrectomy system, a BIOM and inverter system. For patients with Diabetic retinopathy, our medical retina clinic is fitted with Green LASER for control and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. For macular edema, we provide intravitreal injections such as Avastin/ Lucentis/Aflibercept (Eylea). Macular edema is the build-up of fluid in the macula, i.e., the center of the retina. This fluid build-up causes the macula to swell and thicken, which distorts vision.
Diabetes affects blood vessels throughout the body, especially the retina. Due to diabetes, retina starts showing hemorrhages, and this can lead to bleeding inside the eye, which is known as ‘vitreous hemorrhage.’ The new blood vessels formed due to this can increase and reach the front part of the eye and lead to glaucoma or an increase in eye pressure & leads to a decrease in vision. The treatment for diabetic retinopathy includes Lasers and intravitreal injections which helps in retina treatment. We strongly recommend a strict watch over blood sugar to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy, as it will significantly reduce the long-term risk of vision loss. Treatment usually won't completely cure diabetic retinopathy, nor will it restore normal vision, but it may slow the progression of vision loss. Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy progresses steadily from minimal to severe stages.