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Medical Retina

At Central Sydney Eye Surgeons, our team of ophthalmologists are sub-specialist medical retina surgeons with extensive experience performing routine and complex vitreoretinal surgery.

Medical retina is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that is responsible for visual perception.

Medical retina specialists are highly trained and experienced in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, and macular oedema.

The diagnosis of medical conditions of the retina often involves a comprehensive eye exam, including visual acuity testing, dilated fundus exam, and imaging tests such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein angiography (FA). Once a diagnosis has been made, the treatment options for medical conditions of the retina vary depending on the specific condition and the severity of the disease.

Non-invasive treatments such as medication or laser therapy may be effective in managing certain retinal conditions, including

  • Anti-VEGF Injections: These injections are used to treat macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion by blocking the activity of a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is responsible for promoting the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina.
  • Corticosteroid Injections: These injections are used to treat macular oedema and other inflammatory conditions of the retina by reducing inflammation and swelling in the eye.
  • Laser Photocoagulation: This is a non-invasive procedure that uses a laser to seal leaking blood vessels in the retina. This is often used to treat diabetic retinopathy and other retinal conditions.
  • Photodynamic Therapy: This is a non-invasive procedure that involves the injection of a light-sensitive drug into a vein in the arm, followed by the application of a low-intensity laser to the affected area. This treatment is used to treat certain types of macular degeneration.

In conclusion, medical retina is an important subspecialty of ophthalmology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina. Medical retinal specialists are highly trained and experienced in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of retinal conditions. The treatment options for medical retina conditions vary depending on the specific condition and the severity of the disease, and may include non-invasive treatments such as medication, laser therapy or more invasive procedures such as retinal surgery.

If you are experiencing any symptoms related to your vision, please contact us to make an appointment with one of our medical retina specialists to discuss the best treatment options for you.

Our Medical Retina Specialists‚Äč