Retina and Uvea

Retina is the light sensitive innermost layer of the eye found at the back of the eye. It is on this layer that falling light creates changes, which are transmitted to the brain to create the image.

At Mahajan Eye Centre (MEC), we offer the utmost technology and unparalleled expertise in retinal diagnosis and treatment for all type of medical and surgical vitreo-retinal diseases. A number of diseases may affect retina:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ARMD (Age related macular degeneration)
  • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Posterior Segment complications of Cataract Surgery (Nucleus Drop, IOL Drop, Endophthalmitis)
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane-ERM)
  • Cystoid Macular Edema (CME)
  • Retinal Degenerations and Dystrophies

At MEC, we have Digital Fundus Camera with Angiography (FFA) for retinal angiography (Vx10a: Kowa, Japan) and latest High Definition 3D OCT (Optical coherence Tomography) with enhanced depth imaging (EDI) for detailed retinal study (Cirrus 500: Zeiss, Germany). Ultrasound B-Scan (Accutome, USA) is also available for enhanced diagnosis where media opacity is present.


Kowa Vx-10α


Cirrus 500 HD OCT


Accutome B-Scan

At MEC, we have a dedicated vitreo-retina operation theatre (OT) with high-end Microscope (Lumera I: Zeiss, Germany) and high-speed vitrectomy machine (7500 cuts/min) with microincision (MIVS) vitrectomy facilities. 532 nm Green Laser (Visulas 532s: Zeiss, Germany) is available for retinal photocoagulative procedures with slit-Lamp delivery and laser indirect ophthalmoscope for OPD treatment and endolaser for intraoperative laser delivery. Our experts operate even complex retinal detachments and diabetic retinopathy cases with ease. Vitrectomy, scleral buckling and pneumatic retinopexy surgeries are commonly performed. In addition, facilities for intravitreal injection of all types are available including avastin (bevacizumab), lucentis (ranibizumab), ozurdex (dexamethasone implant), antibiotics, gas (C3F8/ SF6) and r-TPA (Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator).


Retikare Hi-Speed (7500 cuts/min) Vitrectomy Machine with MIVS Facility


Vitrectomy (Vitreo-Retinal Surgery) Procedure Underway


Schematics of Vitreous Surgery

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Intravitreal Injection being given

Uvea is the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up an eye. It includes the iris, ciliary body and choroid. Many diseases may affect uvea including:

  • Uveitis
  • Choroiditis
  • Iritis,
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Sympathetic ophthalmia
  • Uveal melanoma.

At MEC, we investigate the patient of uveal problems in depth and treat accordingly. Uveitis or Ocular Inflammation is a condition in which the middle layer of the eye gets inflamed. Uveitis can also lead to inflammation in the adjacent areas, like the retina and vitreous. The basic cause for uveitis is not undetermined in most incidents; which can be due to some systemic diseases.Treatment is aimed to treat the cause, decrease the inflammation and reduce complications. Uveitis may be a recurrent disease and the treatment may go on for a long time.

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