Dilated retinal examination may be performed to investigate diseases involving the vitreous, retina and choroid. Diseases which are commonly encountered in our population include retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), retinal problems related to myopia (short sightedness), retinal vascular occlusion, ocular trauma, ocular infections, retinitis pigmentosa and other inherited retinal conditions.

WYCEC is able to provide surgical and medical retina diagnostic services. Further investigations involving fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) and ocular coherent tomography (OCT) is available through our consultants’ affiliation with institutions including Tung Shin Hospital and Hospital UKM.

 



Retinal photograph of the left eye of a healthy, young patient showing the various parts of the retina.

Treatment options for medical retina conditions such as laser photocoagulation and intravitreal injection of medications, or surgical retina problems, such as repair of retinal detachments, is available at Tung Shin Hospital, Kuala Lumpur through the Director’s appointment there. Our visiting consultant is currently expanding her expertise to handle such cases and will be able to provide valuable consultation and service in this area.

 
     
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Diabetic Retinopathy

We at WYCEC are dedicated to the care of patients with diabetic retinopathy. We provide assessment, health education and management of diabetic retinopathy, a disease, which is becoming increasingly common with serious consequences in terms of quality of life of patients. Monitoring and/or laser photocoagulation is the mainstay of treatment for diabetic eye disease with a small proportion needing surgery. The latest development is the use of injections into (anti-VEGF therapy) or around the eye (steroid). All of these treatments are available through our centre.



Retinal photograph of the right eye of a diabetic patient showing non proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and maculopathy. Vision may still be good at these stages. However, severe stages of NPDR and maculopathy require laser treatment to maintain vision and prevent severe loss of vision. Surgery in the form of Vitrectomy and membrane peeling may be required at more advanced stages.

Retinal services offered are:

Retinal detachment surgery
Macular hole surgery
Epiretinal membrane peeling
Avastin injection for Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) and selected cases of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), Yag laser Vitreolysis - for selected cases of disturbing Vitreous floaters.

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Information On Argon Laser

ANNOUNCEMENT:
WYCEC has acquired an Argon laser photocoagulator for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age related maculopathy, glaucoma and retinal tears and detachment. This important acquisition will allow patients to enjoy in –house therapy and service at faster rate than previously.



Information On Yag Vitreolysis Laser

WYCEC is now able to treat floaters!
What are floaters?

Floaters are caused by impurities in the vitreous gel that occupies the central 4 mls of the eye cavity. The impurities will cast a shadow on the retina nerve which the patient sees as a “cobweb” or “mosquito” that floats around. They are particularly noticeable when the patient looks at a white wall, the white page of a book or the sky. They can be disturbing and they can be treated! Please call the clinic for more information and to book an appointment.


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