Vitrectomy is a Retina Surgery, performed to stabilize the Retinal Detachment condition by removing the vitreous, which causes the retina to get detached.
Intravitreal injections are a Retinal Eye Treatment procedure that helps reduce swelling in the eyes. A jelly-like fluid is injected into the vitreous part of the eye to make the retina come into contact with the other parts of the eye. The medication has a higher recovery rate for preventing the abnormal growth of new blood vessels in the retina.
Our Ophthalmologists recommend this procedure to people with eye conditions such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Retinal Vascular Diseases, and Ocular Inflammation. It is a non-invasive procedure, and hence, patients undergoing this Eye Treatment can return home on the same day. Yet, there are certain restrictions, risks of complications, and post-operative care that have to be taken in this retinal treatment.
Our Eye Hospital is incorporated with advanced surgical theater, infrastructure, and Vitreo Retina Eye Surgeons to perform Retina Surgery precisely and safely. After a complete diagnosis of the eye condition, our Specialists plan the procedure based on the severity of the retinal disorder. We follow internationally recommended Retinal Treatment procedures from pre-op care to post-op care. The Vitrectomy Surgery takes ten minutes to perform.
Our Surgeons make sure that our patients have a comfortable posture prior to the start of the proceedings. The discomfort in posture during the Retina Surgery is a great concern as it might reduce the efficacy. In the vitrectomy procedure, the patient's eye is numbed with the aid of anesthetic drops, which help eliminate the pain during the Eye Operation. Iodine antiseptic eye drops are applied to the operating eye to ensure that the eye is free from the presence of dust, germs, and any other form of infection.
The next step is to insert a speculum into the chosen area of the vitreous retina and inject the medication. There are chances for patients to feel discomfort during the Vitrectomy Eye Operation. Our Retina Specialist prescribe antibiotic eye drops to protect the eye from infections. Routine eye check-ups are recommended to monitor eye health, which aids in prescribing treatment for preventing inflammation and intraocular pressure.
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and cataracts are potential complications a patient can contract after taking an Intravitreal Injection.
Endophthalmitis is a possible complication that can worsen the health of the retina. At Trinity, our Eye Doctors educate the patients about the warning signs and recommend they consult our Retina Specialists when they experience the symptoms of Endophthalmitis.
Early diagnosis and preventive treatment aid in controlling the eye condition. The usage of intravitreal injections for AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy (including Macular Edema) and Retinal Venous Occlusion (RVO) In AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy and retinal venous occlusion advance the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in the eye. As a result, the abnormal growth of new vessels and macular edema can be detected in the eyes.
Anti-VEGF injections are the treatment procedure performed to prevent further progression of the eye disorder. In very rare conditions, Anti-VEGF can lead to cerebrovascular events in which a patient experiences a stroke or heart attack. Anti-VEGF injections with a combination of Macugen are highly preferred in treating the condition in patients with heart disease to avoid the chances of cerebrovascular events. Based on the progression, the frequency of injections is determined to improve eye health.
Patients with eye conditions, including Diabetes-Related Macular Edema and Retinal Venous Occlusion or Uveitis (Ocular Inflammation) are treated with triamcinolone acetonide injections. Patients experience black spot floaters after taking the Retina Treatment procedure. The medical drugs that are injected into the eyes might get deposited, which leads to the development of floaters. These symptoms get healed within a week's time when the eye starts absorbing the drug deposit.
Glaucoma and cataracts can develop in the injected eyes, in addition to the better outcome of the Retinal Eye Treatment. Nearly 30% of people who have undergone Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection treatment have experienced an increase in intraocular pressure. Routine eye check-ups help in monitoring the condition and prescribing eye drops to reduce the progression of intraocular pressure. When the condition is controlled, patients can discontinue the use of eye drops. The chances of developing cataracts significantly depend on the frequency of injections.
Ozurdex Intravitreal Implant is the most recommended Vitreous Retina Treatment procedure for patients with the eye condition of macular edema secondary to Retinal Venous Occlusion. It is the latest treatment method introduced in the healthcare industry to treat macular edema. Ozurdex injection benefits the patients as the implanted medicine in the vitreous cavity holds longer than conventional intravitreal injections. A single shot of injection shows its effect for a minimum of 3 months.
The operation theater in every branch of our Eye Hospital in Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tirur, and Calicut is equipped with modern facilities that assist our eye surgeons in performing successful Retina Surgeries. Our Eye Specialists diagnose, monitor, and suggest surgical choices at the appropriate time that aid in preventing further progression. Our eye doctors from various branches are interconnected to provide a holistic treatment for the retinal eye condition at an affordable treatment cost.
The Retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss.
A Retinal Detachment can occur at any age, but it is more common in people over 40 years. It affects men more than women. A Retinal Detachment is also more likely to occur in people who
Floaters are a common symptom in otherwise normal individuals. However, if these are accompanied by persistent flashes, they could be symptoms of a retinal tear or detachment.
Holes are small circular defects in the retina. Tears are due to a flap of retina being pulled off as the Vitreous shrinks.
Laser Therapy (Diathermy): Laser is a beam of light that is converted to heat when it hits the retina. This welds the retina to the underlying choroid.
Cryo Treatment: Cryotherapy refers to a cold probe that freezes the tissue around the tear causing the retina and choroid to stick together.
The vitreous is removed, therefore the name “Vitrectomy”. The lack of vitreous does not affect the functioning of the eye. Trinity Eye Hospital has the latest and the most sophisticated surgical equipments. Micro Incision and Sutureless (23/25 gauge) Vitrectomy (MIVS). The advantage of this surgery is the absence of stitches in the eye; hence the post-operative recovery is faster. The surgeries performed in our department are as follows:
Yes. Our branches in Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Tirur, and Calicut are integrated with the best team of doctors to provide the best Retina Treatment.