The retina is a vital component of the eye that plays a crucial role in our vision. As a thin layer of tissue near the optic nerve at the back of the eye, the retina acts as a powerful sensory receptor. Its role is to convert the light focused on it by the eye’s lens into electrical signals, then transmitted to the brain.

The retina allows us to perceive colours, differentiate between light intensities, and perform essential daily tasks such as reading and driving. The retina’s photoreceptor cells and optic nerve communicate visual information to the brain.

However, when the retina is damaged, it can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Therefore, addressing retinal conditions to protect and preserve your eyesight quickly is crucial.

Our retina specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating various retinal conditions. Some of the commonly encountered retinal conditions include:

  • Age-related macular degeneration: This condition primarily affects older adults and can cause central vision loss, impairing activities like reading and recognising faces.
  • Retinal detachment: A severe condition where the retina separates from the back of the eye, often resulting from trauma or other underlying eye disorders. Immediate medical attention is necessary to prevent permanent vision loss.
  • Diabetic-related eye conditions: Individuals with diabetes are at risk of developing retinopathy, a condition that damages the blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision impairment if left untreated.
  • Uveitis: This inflammatory condition affects the eye’s middle layer, including the retina. Prompt treatment with a Uveitis specialist is crucial to prevent potential vision loss and complications.
  • Macular hole: A macular hole is a small break in the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, detailed vision. Surgical intervention may be necessary to restore vision in severe cases.
  • Floaters: Floaters are specks or cobweb-like shapes that appear to drift across your field of vision. While they are usually harmless, sudden changes in the number or size of floaters may indicate a retinal issue that requires attention.

If you experience any symptoms, such as sudden vision changes, flashes of light, or the appearance of new floaters, it is crucial to consult a retina specialist. Early detection and appropriate treatment can significantly improve outcomes for retinal conditions.

At Moorfields Eye Hospitals, our Retina and Uveitis specialists in Dubai and Abu Dhabi employ state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and advanced treatment techniques to preserve and restore your precious eyesight.

Conditions & Treatment

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Diabetic Maculopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy

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Intravitreal Injection

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Macular Hole Surgery

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Posterior Vitreous Detachment

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Retinal Detachment Surgery

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Retinal Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

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Retinal Vein Occlusion

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Uveitis

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Retina & Uveitis Specialists

Dubai

Dr. Ammar Safar
Dubai
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Dr. Fahd Quhill
Dubai
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Dr. Luisa M. Sastre
Dubai
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Prof. Ziad Bashshur
Dubai
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Dr. Paola Salvetti
Dubai
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Dr. Avinash Gurbaxani
Dubai
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Dr. Wajiha Kheir
Dubai
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Abu Dhabi

Dr. Ramzi Ghanem
Abu Dhabi
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Investigations

OPTOS Retinal imaging

A non-contact precise measurement of the retina (posterior pole), retinal pigment epithelium and choroid.

Anterior Segment Scanning

A non-contact precise measurement of the anterior segment of the eye including cornea, drainage angle, anterior chamber, iris and anterior lens surface.

Heidelberg Spectralis OCT (Optical coherence tomography)

Used to take HD images of the retina in cases of diabetes and age related retina conditions