Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) archives

At Clinica London, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a condition that we treat often. Mr Jaheed Khan and Professor Michel Michaelides are ophthalmic specialists in medical retinal disease at Clinica London. They look after patients with AMD and work to improve the patients’ vision and even restore it.

If you want to learn more about AMD you can check out our blog. We often blog about AMD, the different types, the treatment and frequently asked questions that patients often have about the condition. This is to keep patients informed about our practices that we use and any advances in technology.

Blog posts about Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

How do Medical Retinal Specialists manage a patient who might have a possible drug induced retinopathy?

Patients with suspected hydroxyquinone retinopathy should see their medical retinal specialist and not immediately stop taking the drug for their Lupus (SLE) or Rheumatoid (RA) until the risk has been established. Professor Michel Michaelides and Mr Jaheed Khan at Clinica London can advise as they are Medical Retinal Specialists. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has issued clear guidelines on when to screen and when to stop the drug, which we outline in this blog.

Medical Retina Specialists: Screening role for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy

Hydroxyquinone is used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). However, its use carries a risk of retinopathy. An ophthalmologist who specialises in medical retina is responsible for screening for retinopathy. In this blog, you can learn more about when an eye consultant will screen for possible retinopathy.

Genetic testing for inherited retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration

Advances in gene sequence technology and reduced gene testing costs will affect genetic testing retinal diseases for complex diseases such as age-related macular degeneration in the future. Professor Michel Michaelides is the inherited retinal disease (IRD) eye doctor here at Clinica London.

Serous retinal detachment in patients with kidney disease and on dialysis

serous retinal detachment is a lifting up part of the retina with fluid underneath when the neurosensory retina has separated itself from the deeper layers called the pigment epithelium and results in visual impairment or loss.

By | 2017-07-13T09:17:21+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Retina|Comments Off on Serous retinal detachment in patients with kidney disease and on dialysis

The robbers of vision in the elderly

Untreatable eye diseases which can often blind older adults are called macular degeneration or AMD. It is the leading cause of loss of vision amongst seniors in our population. They are the robbers of vision in the elderly.

By | 2017-07-11T11:01:15+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)|Comments Off on The robbers of vision in the elderly

Eye checks can prevent loss of vision

Clinical London encourages everyone to be aware of looking after their eyes so that they can prevent avoidable loss of vision. It is advisable that a regular eye examination is done every two years, either with your optometrist or your ophthalmologist.

By | 2017-07-06T11:00:42+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma|Comments Off on Eye checks can prevent loss of vision

Medical Retina industry and developments

The sub-speciality dealing with medical problems of the retina is called medical retina. At Clinica London, we have two medical retina specialists.

By | 2017-06-09T16:12:32+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Disorders, Retina|Comments Off on Medical Retina industry and developments

A Masterclass on Urgent Eye Problems

Mr Jaheed Khan invites you to "A Masterclass on Urgent Eye Problems" and gives an insight into the most common eye conditions requiring immediate treatments.

By | 2017-06-02T13:05:54+00:00 May 19th, 2017|About Clinica London, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Glaucoma, Jaheed Khan, Past Events, Professional Events, Retina|Comments Off on A Masterclass on Urgent Eye Problems