The vitreo-retinal service is primarily concerned with the surgical treatment of diseases affecting the retina and vitreous, including the macula, which is the central part of the retina.
The service also undertakes complex cataract surgery and surgery following complicated cataract surgery.
Conditions treated include:
- Retinal detachment
- Macular hole
- Epiretinal membrane
- Vitreo-Macular Traction
- Vitreous haemorrhage
- Advanced diabetic eye disease requiring surgery
- Specialist services include the following
- Digital fluorescein angiography – this examines the circulation (outside/edge) of the retina
- Fundus/Widefield Optos photography – to document retinal pathology
- ICG (indocyanine green) angiography – to enhance visualization of the choroidal layer, deep to the retina
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – this allows a cross-sectional image of the retina to be taken
B-scan ultrasonography – to measure the eye and identify abnormalities in the retina when the retina cannot be visualized