Department of Vitreo-Retina - SSNC Anandpur

Introduction

The Vitreo-Retina Subspecialty clinic at SSNC came into existence on Feb 28th, 2014. The unit is enriched with skilled ophthalmologists and well trained mid-level ophthalmic force.  Through the use of State of the art facilities, retinal care is being made available to the needy and un-approached patients.  The unit though is in its developmental phase yet has started addressing the needs of patients with retinal problems.

Services

Investigations and Procedures

  • Fundus Photography
  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA)
  • B Scan
  • Indocyanine Green Angiography
  • Laser Treatment for Different Retinal Disorders
  • Intravitreal Injections

Surgical Services

  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy with hemorrhage
  • Retinal detachment
  • Optic Disc Pit etc.

Treatments

Lasers are widely used in treating diabetic retinopathy, retinal holes, tumors, retinal vascular diseases etc. Lasers are formed by an intense and highly energetic beam of light. They can slow down or stop the progression of diabetic retinopathy and stabilize vision. The clinic is equipped with multiple lasers with slit lamp delivery and indirect ophthalmoscope delivery systems. Both double frequency YAG and diode laser are available for the treatment.

Intravitreal Injections

This is an injection into the vitreous, which is a jelly-like substance inside your eye. It is performed to place medicines inside the eye near the retina.

Intravitreal injections are used to deliver drugs to the retina and other structures in the back of the eye, thus avoiding effects on the rest of the body. Common conditions treated with intravitreal injections include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases and ocular inflammation.

In AMD, diabetic retinopathy and retinal venous occlusion, there are increased levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the eye which gives rise to new vessels and macular edema. To counteract this, an anti VEGF injection is given. The anti VEGF injections are available as Lucentis, Macugen and Avastin (off label use).

With the procurement of surgical equipments such as Viterectomy Machine etc.the department will gain further heights in the upcoming years. At present mostly the diagnostic facilities are available at the department.

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