Al Mosawi Specialist Center

EYE CLINIC

Retinal Conditions

The retina is a layer of light sensing cells that is located at the back of the eye, it is connected to the brain by the optic nerve. When we look at an object the light rays are sensed by the retina and converted to signals that reaches the brain forming an image.

There is a special area located in the centre of the retina, where light sensing cells are concentrated. It is called the Macula. The Macula is important for sharp and clear vision, central vision and coloured vision.

Adult Retinal Conditions

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

A complication of poorly controlled diabetes. Patient can have normal vision or in advanced cases, complain of blurry vision, floaters, colour blindness and permanent vision loss.

MACULAR DEGENERATION

death of the light sensing cells that are located at the Macula. This can lead to blurry vision and blind spots.

MACULAR HOLE

As the name suggests, it is a hole in the macula usually occurs with age due to the shrinkage of the vitreous, which is the gel substance that fills the eyes. It can cause blurry vision and blind spots.

RETINAL DETACHMENT

An emergency where the retina is separated from the layer underneath it, depriving it from its blood supply. This condition cause sudden onset of symptoms like floaters, flashes and blurred vision.

RETINAL DEGENERATION

gradual death of the light sensing cells.


Children Retinal Conditions

In children, retinal complications can be detected by the appearance of a white pearl-like structure seen through the pupil.

In the case of a preterm newborn, the retina should be examined for Retinopathy of prematurity. This condition can potentially lead to blindness and should be addressed promptly.

Testing

Various test can be performed by a retina specialist to identify retinal conditions. This includes eye pressure measurement and testing conduction between the retina and the brain.

Treatment

Treatment of retinal conditions is challenging and should be performed by a competent ophthalmologist. Treatment options depend on the condition and might involve medical injections, laser therapy, freezing therapy or surgery like vitrectomy.

In Almosawi Specialist Center, we have:

Specialized Experts

Dr. Jalal Almosawi

CONSULTANT OPHTHALMIC SURGEON

Dr. Samer J. Bashir

CONSULTANT OPHTHALMOLOGIST

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