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Technology and its Advancements for Posterior Segment Surgery

By admin | Apr 06, 2017

Technology has made vast advancements over the past several years. Wide field viewing for vitrectomy surgery has allowed for surgeons to better treat retinal diseases with a lot more ease. Wide field viewing has improved surgical results and to better treat and perform a wide range of complex procedures in a timely manner. Furthermore, micro-technology techniques have markedly improved convalescent time.

Fluorescein Angiography (FA) is a fluorescent dye that is injected into the bloodstream. The dye allows the blood vessels in the eye to be highlighted. By highlighting the blood vessels in the eye, your doctor can determine if the blood vessels in the back of your eye are getting adequate blood flow.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that allows for three dimensional, and cross section views of ocular structures such as the vitreous, optic nerve, retinal layers and the choroid. OCT is used for clinical diagnosis, monitoring and evaluation of macular edema, macular hole, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. An OCT improves our understanding of normal and abnormal retinal tissue.

Here at Retina Consultants of Boston we use the latest state of the art technology to deliver personalized care for you. We are currently accepting new patients! Please call and schedule an appointment today.

In the interest of maintaining further transparency and providing a wide breadth of information to our patients and providers, this blog will serve as an educational and informative resource on interesting happenings within Retina Consultants of Boston and in the greater field of Ophthalmology.

Here at Retina Consultants of Boston, Dr. John J. Weiter and Dr. Namrata Nandakumar are on the forefront of diagnostic techniques, treatment and micro-surgical techniques for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular holes, and a number of other issues affecting the vitreous and retina. Check back here frequently for news and updates on our practice and all things retina!