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What is Retina?

 

Retina is the light-sensitive innermost layer of the eye found at the back of the eye. It is on this layer that falling light creates changes, which are transmitted to the brain to create the image.

Which are common types of retinal diseases and conditions?

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • ARMD (Age related macular degeneration)

  • Retinal Vascular Occlusion

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Posterior Segment complications of Cataract Surgery 

  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

  • Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane-ERM)

  • Cystoid Macular Edema (CME)

  • Retinal Degenerations and Dystrophies

 

What is Uvea?

 

Uvea is the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up an eye. It includes the iris, ciliary body and choroid. 

Which are the common diseases that affect uvea?

  • Uveitis

  • Choroiditis

  • Iritis,

  • Iridocyclitis

  • Sympathetic ophthalmia

  • Uveal melanoma

 

Treatment

  • Torn Retina Surgery

  • Laser Surgery (Photocogulation) 

  • Freezing Treatment (Cryopexy)

  • Detached Retina Surgery 

  • Scleral Buckle

  • Pneumatic Retinopexy 

  • Vitrectomy

 

Retina, Vitreous & Uvea

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