Retina


The retina is a thin layer of tissue in the back of our eye which helps transform the light that enters the eyes into images. Therefore, a damaged retina can cause vision problems.

There are several retinal conditions some of which include diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and age-related macular degeneration.

As some damage cannot be treated, it is very important to visit your ophthalmologist frequently and as soon as you observe any change to your eyes and eyesight.

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Retinal Condition


Retinal detachment or tear

Retinal detachment occurs when the retinal becomes loose and separates from the back wall of the eye. It starts as a tear that can take from days to weeks until full detachment occurs. Medical assistance in time can prevent the tear from evolving into a retinal detachment.

Symptoms of a detached retina include sudden blurred vision, a dark shadow in your vision, sudden dots, lines or flashes in your vision and a gradually reduced side vision.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is caused when the retina is damaged due to high blood levels caused as a complication of diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is serious as it can lead to blindness.

Symptoms may not appear when the condition is at an early stage, but diabetic retinopathy at an advanced stage can include poor night vision, blurry vision, faded or washed-out colours and blank or dark areas in your vision.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a retina condition that only affects central vision, which is what we see when we look straight ahead. It happens when damage is made to the macula which is part of the retina.

It is a progressive condition and symptoms usually appear at an advanced stage. Generally, it is easier to notice that something has changed when the condition only affects one of your eyes.

Some symptoms of age-related macular degeneration are the need for more brightness, trouble in face recognition, hazy vision, a dark spot in the centre of your vision and night driving problems.

Even though this condition affects older adults, a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a healthy diet can help prevent macular degeneration from occurring or advancing.

Retina Treatment in Cyprus

Our specialized eye doctors can provide you with excellent retinal treatments according to your eye condition and needs.


Cryopexy or laser therapy

We use these treatments to treat a retina tear. The eye doctor uses a cold tool or medical laser on the outside eye wall to create a scar on which the retinal is then sealed.

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Pneumatic retinopexy

During this retinal treatment, the eye doctor will inject an expanding gas bubble in your eye and then position you in a way so that the bubble meets the detached area and pushes it in place. Then, your doctor will seal the retinal to its place using cryopexy or laser therapy.

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Vitrectomy

Our eye doctors use vitrectomy to treat retina and vitreous problems. This treatment can remove blood or other substances that can block light from reaching the retina, fix a detached retina or remove scar tissue from the retina. Vitrectomy includes the removal of some of all the vitreous and its replacement with salt water solution or a gas or oil bubble.

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