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Evaluation of Retina Diseases - Dubai Eye Clinic

What is Retina: 

The retina, a thin layer of tissue located at the back of our eyes, plays a crucial role in capturing and transmitting visual information to our brain. Unfortunately, it is susceptible to a wide range of diseases that can impact our vision and overall eye health.

To ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, it is essential to understand the significance of comprehensive evaluation. By thoroughly assessing the condition of the retina, eye care professionals can identify any abnormalities or potential issues early on. This allows for timely intervention and management strategies tailored specifically to each individual's needs.

Whether you are dealing with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, or any other retinal condition, evaluating your retina comprehensively can make a world of difference in preserving your precious eyesight.

A comprehensive evaluation of a wide range of retina diseases:

  • Comprehensive eye exam
  • OCT macula
  • Fundus photography
  • OCT angiography

Comprehensive eye exam:

During a comprehensive eye exam, your eyes will undergo a thorough assessment, including a retinal examination. This examination allows your eye care professional to examine the back of your eyes, specifically the retina, which is essential for detecting any signs of retinal diseases or abnormalities.
A comprehensive eye exam also includes a visual acuity test, which measures how well you can see at various distances. This test helps determine if you need corrective lenses or if there are any underlying vision issues that need attention.

OCT macula:

These advanced retinal imaging techniques are revolutionizing the way we diagnose and assess eye health. By providing a detailed cross-sectional view of the macula, these scans allow for precise evaluation of retinal thickness and help detect any abnormalities or changes.
With OCT macula scans, eye care professionals can now obtain accurate and objective measurements, enabling them to make more informed decisions about patient treatment plans.

Fundus photography: 

Fundus photography involves taking specialized photographs of the back of the eye, specifically the retina. These high-resolution images provide invaluable documentation of retinal conditions, aiding in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. By capturing precise images of the retina, fundus photography enables  Eye Specialists to closely monitor disease progression over time. This not only helps in assessing treatment effectiveness but also allows for early intervention when necessary.

OCT angiography:

OCTA allows us to visualize retinal blood vessels and microvasculature abnormalities with incredible detail and precision.
This technology has opened up new possibilities for early detection and monitoring of various retinal conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and vascular occlusions.

Medical retina:

  • Intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF 
  • Argon laser

Both are used in the management of non-surgically treated diseases like:

  1. Wet age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).
  2. Diabetic retinopathy with macular edema.
  3. New vessels of the retina.
  4. Small retinal tears.

Surgical retina:

For management of retinal diseases that need surgical intervention:

  1. Retinal detachment
  2. Giant retinal tears
  3. Intraocular foreign body
  4. Endophthalmitis
  5. Epiretinal membrane
  6. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy 


Taking care of our eyes is crucial for maintaining good overall health. Understanding eye Problems and their impact on health empowers us to make informed decisions and to take medicated ointments and drops prescribed by our best eye care professionals when it comes to prevention and treatment