The retina is essential to your vision, and diseases and conditions affecting the retina can lead to permanent blindness.
People with high blood pressure or other diseases affecting the arteries are more likely to develop retinal vascular disease, which includes different disorders affecting the blood vessels or arteries inside the eye. Similar to vascular disease that causes blood clots in other parts of the body, retinal vascular disease can lead to clots inside the eye.
When cells inside the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye) begin to die, the process is known as retinal degeneration, including retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This can result from several causes, including genetic disorders, ageing, or cancer, and can lead to blindness.
The Vitreoretina service at SCEH is a modern well-equipped department with cutting edge technology to manage all complex medical and surgical patients of various vitreoretinal diseases. The department serves as a tertiary referral base for many patients from many other states.
At SCEH, our team of doctors in the department manage patients of all age groups including babies of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) to geriatric patients suffering from age related macular degeneration(AMD). Vitreoretina department has world-class infrastructure comprising of all facilities for medical and surgical retina including microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS) and complex bimanual surgery for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Our department won the prestigious Americare award for our services delivered to patients with diabetic retiniopathy.
We are actively involved in clinical research and various clinical trials are conducted to test the efficacy and safety of new drugs which would help us manage our patients better in future.
Some of the vitreoretinal diseases managed at our VR-department.
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We have long term and short term fellowship programs for training doctors in the specialty of vitreoretina.