Surgical Retina Department is led by Dr Nithin Keshav Srinivasan. The department treats complex conditions such as retinal detachments, advanced diabetic eye disease (including vitreous haemorrhage, tractional retinal detachment) giant retinal tears (GRT), macular holes, epiretinal membranes (macular pucker), vitreomacular traction, ocular trauma and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).
Surgical tools commonly used in the department include intraoperative lasers, microsurgical wide-field viewing equipment, various intraocular and post-operative tamponade agents, including heavy liquids, silicone oil and gases.
MIVS (Minimally Invasive Vitrectomy Surgery)
The center is equipped with state-of-art Constellation vitrectomy system with which no-stitch minimally invasive 23 and 25 gauge (G) vitrectomy surgeries are performed. Wide-angle viewing systems such as the BIOM® lens are used for enhanced surgical visualisation. Together with chandelier endo-illumination, these systems enable the surgeon to perform macular procedures like macular hole surgery and peeling of epiretinal membranes (ERM) with precision.
Key facts and figures
- More than 250 vitreoretinal surgeries are performed annually by the department.
- Vitrectomy for diabetic eye disease accounts for the most common sight-threatening condition. This includes vitreous haemorrhage and tractional retinal detachment.
- From the clinicians’ experience, up to 90% of patients with tractional RD achieve recovery of anatomy and vision.
Diabetic Tractional Retinal Detachment
After Surgery with Silicon Oil
Hole closure post MIVS + ILM Peel with gas injection
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