The holistic Treatment for Retinal Degeneration

Ophthalmic image that details the retina and optic nerve in a healthy human eye

Ophthalmic image that details the retina and optic nerve in a healthy human eye

Another disease of the eye is retinal degeneration. The retina (lat. Retina) is susceptible to injuries, but also age-related damage. A retinal degeneration, without treatment, leads to blindness in the late stages.

How does the Ophthalmologist treat Retinal Degeneration?

The diagnosis of retinal degeneration is determined by the ophthalmologist with a painless examination of the retina. This funduscopy or ophthalmoscopy is performed through the pupil, which has been dilated with drops beforehand. If the suspicion of retinal degeneration is confirmed, laser treatment (retinal laser therapy, laser coagulation) is the first choice.

The aim of this treatment is to firmly reattach the detached segments of the retina to their original attachment points on the choroid. Only if there is a complete detachment of the retina, a direct surgical intervention is necessary.

Why short-sighted People suffer more often from Retinal Degeneration

People who wear glasses or lenses and are severely short-sighted should have their retina examined regularly. Retinal degenerations occur more frequently with them. In case of myopia, the eyeball is too long. This stretches the retina and makes it easier for it to tear apart. If your retina is minus 5 diopters, it is therefore advisable to have it tested once a year by your ophthalmologist.

Short-sighted people suffer more often from retinal degeneration

Short-sighted people suffer more often from retinal degeneration