Can a damaged retina be repaired?

In most cases retinal damage cannot be cured without medical attention. If left undiagnosed and untreated, retina damage could result in permanent blindness. So, any abnormality in your vision should be considered as an emergency and you should immediately contact an eye specialist.

Advanced equipment and technology have made diagnosis more accurate and managing retinal damage and diseases more effective. Not only has modern technology allowed treatments to become less invasive than in the past, it has also helped to restore and improve the vision for many patients.

Depending on the extent of damage, the treatment may include medication and/or surgery. The most effective treatments for retina damage are:

Intravitreal injections: These injections are given to the patient under anesthesia and are administered directly into the vitreous cavity (the space at the back of the eye).

Micro Pulselaser treatment: During this, a stream of small, low energy pulses are administered. Since the pulses are separated by a brief period of time, it allows the tissue to cool between pulses.

Vitreo-retinal surgery: This surgery is performed for treating conditions like retinal detachment, macular degeneration, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetic vitreous hemorrhage, and complications related to diabetic retinopathy.