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Retinal disease

The retina is the inner surface of the eye that converts patterns of light into electrical impulses that are sent towards the brain. At the central part of the retina is a region specialised for viewing small details called the macula.

There are many ways of examining the retina, and for many years we have used a microscope and a digital camera. These methods view the retinal surface, but cannot spot conditions that start within or underneath the retina. We were the first clinic in the area to invest in an OCT scan that generates cross-sectional images. This has now been upgraded to SPECTRALIS, which is a muti-image modality imaging platform that lets us view the retinal structure in more detail so early problems will not be missed and we can be more certain in diagnosis.

Common retinal diseases that we look for in our comprehensive eye examinations are listed below.

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