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Ophthalmologist for retinal diseases
The retina is at the back of the eye, located behind lense and vitreous body. As a photosensitive nervous layer, it allows us to realise an image of our surrounding. Only two square millimetres in size, the central retina (macula) is the „point of sharpest vision“, allowing us to focus and, for example, distinguish faces and distant objects, or to read.
Bad vision due to retinal diseases
- If the macula is pathologically modified because of high age or circulatory disturbances, the ability to see sharply is suffering.
- If the whole of the retina is damaged because of circulatory disturbances, as is the case with diabetes, or a vessel occlusion, due to a separation from the nurturing basal layer through retinal holes (retina detachment, amotio), that may lead to an impairment in the entire field of vision and to blindness.
What is a retinal damage (retinopathy)?
What is a retinal damage and what causes it?
Whenever the retina is ill, the ophthalmologist speaks of a retinopathy. The retina can be harmed through various factors:
- Retinal diseases are often caused by vascular diseases and the resulting shortness of supply.
- Metabolic disorders can cause irreparable damage.
- Among others, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion are vascular diseases.
Diagnostics and therapy of retinal diseases
How do we diagnose and treat retinal diseases?
Modern medical technology and a competent team of doctors allow us to diagnose retinal diseases at an early stage and to treat them succesfully, or procede to further surgical treatment.
Here is an overview of our special services for retinal disease patients:
- Optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the macula and the optic nerve
- OCT angiography of the macula
- Fluorescene angiography of the retina (in cooperation with St. Martinus hospital)
- Ophthalmoscopy, wide-angle photography of the retina (Optos)
- Infra-red, autofluorescence, and multicolor images of the retina to display pathological changes
- Ocular fundus photography
- Laser for retina therapy
- Intravitreal injection of medicaments such as Lucentis, Eylea, Avastin, and Ozurdex for macular and retinal vessel disease treatment