Retinal detachment causes separation of the retina from the choroid. Between the layers, liquid accumulates. The retina arches like a blister into the eyeball. In the area of withdrawal, the retina is no longer supplied with oxygen and nutrients from the choroid.
Retinal detachment is a rare disease. Every year about one in 10,000 people are affected. Acute courses take place especially between the ages of 45 and 65 years. In addition, the retinal detachment occurs familial. The disease has a special significance in ophthalmology because untreated retinal detachment can lead to blindness on the affected eye.
The German ophthalmic clinics offer highly efficient treatment of the retinal diseases, such as retinal detachment. Retinal detachment often causes loss of sight in patients of middle and old age. The most common retinal detachment reasons are retinitis or inflammation of nervous tunic of eyeball, Usher syndrome and macular degeneration. There are also many other types of retinal detachment.
The following forms of retinal detachment are less common: gyrate atrophy of choroid and retina, AMD (age-related macular degeneration), Bardet-Biedl syndrome, choroidea diseases, Kearns-Sayre syndrome, Leber’s amaurosis, Best disease or macular degeneration, myopia, Refsum syndrome, cone retinal degeneration, cone-rod retinal dystrophy.
Microscopes with high-precision optical resolution contrast are used to conduct microsurgery in Germany.
Ophthalmology clinic in Germany offers a wide range of options for retina treatment: laser surgery, treatment of age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, proliferative diseases and severe eye injuries.
Our clinic mainly specializes in treatment of the following retinal detachment:
Diabetic retinopathy is considered to be the most common cause of blindness in adults; however, if the disease is detected at the early stage, irreparable damage can be avoided. The main techniques of treatment for diabetic retinopathy are laser treatment and Anti-VEGF, eye steroid injections. In case the disease is taking its severe course, it is advisable to conduct vitrectomy (vitreous body removal) combined with laser therapy.
In case of inadequate retinal oxygenation human body activates the mechanism of new vessel development in the retina and in the corner of the anterior chamber. Development of new vessels is highly dangerous and often causes haemorrhage in the eye, retinal detachment and glaucoma.
Laser therapy in Germany helps to decrease the need for retinal oxygenation and stop the development of unnecessary vessels on the retina.
Macular edema or edema of central retina is mostly efficiently treated with laser therapy combined with intravitreal medications. Reduction in macular edema can be easily controlled by optical coherence tomography and fluorescent angiography.
There may be different reasons for the development of macular holes. Usually they are treated with laser therapy to prevent the fluid going from vitreous body to retina.
Wet age-related macular degeneration is an aggressive form of macular disease stimulating the growth of vessels in the central retina, which often causes macular edema. Intravitreal injections are prescribed to prevent the vessels from growing and to reduce the edema. Injection of medication helps to achieve the best results and to minimize side effects. Thus, pharmaceutical treatment of retinal detachment in Germany allows preserving visual acuity.
In case of continuous hemorrhage in vitreous body and retinal detachment accompanied by the development of membranes, it is necessary to remove the vitreous body and replace it with synthetic polymers. In Germany surgical removal of vitreous body is usually combined with laser therapy.
Clinics of Germany offer their patients with retinal pathologies efficient methods of treatment in Germany, also providing them with the most advanced laser and therapy medical equipment.
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