Inherited Retinal Diseases archive

The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye on the inside. It is located near the optic nerve. The purpose of the retina is to receive light that the lens has focused, convert the light into neural signals, and send these signals on to the brain for visual recognition. Many retinal diseases are genetic and some are caused by the adverse effects of medications or by infections.

In this Clinica blog, we inform patients of the different inherited retinal conditions, their treatments, and the technology and techniques used to treat the conditions.

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Blogs about Inherited Retinal Diseases

Professor Michaelides shares his expectations for the future of retinal disease diagnostics and treatments

In this post, Professor Michaelides imagines a bright future for patients with retinal disease with better diagnostic imaging and more efficient treatment delivery mechanisms for inherited retinal diseases.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:19+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|0 Comments

Are low vision aids helpful to patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases?

In this post, learn more about Low Vision Aids (or LVA) optometric specialists that Professor Michaelides works with when treating young working adults with inherited retinal diseases.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:20+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|0 Comments

Michel Michaelides advancing the retinal speciality of Inherited Retinal Disease

"Teaching and passing on one's knowledge is very satisfying." Professor Michel Michaelides wants his most significant legacy to be leaving trained ophthalmic specialists in the field who can be better than he is. In this post, I interview Michel about his wish to help his PhD students want to become inherited retinal disease specialists.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:20+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|0 Comments

What concerns patients about their vision?

Have you ever wondered whether Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRD) are truly inherited and genetic? If yes, then you are not the only one. In this blog post, you will learn the concerns and questions that patients ask Professor Michaelides about IRD.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:20+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|0 Comments

Professor Michaelides as a medical retinal expert on inherited retinal diseases

Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRD) are a group of 300 different conditions. A lot of specialist knowledge is required therefore to be a good practitioner in this area. A medical retinal expert on inherited retinal diseases, Professor Michel Michaelides further explains what Inherited Retinal Diseases are in this blog post.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:21+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|0 Comments

Michel Michaelides on his private practice, research and the NHS

Michel Michaelides is internationally and nationally well known for his expertise, and he is also involved in a lot of research projects. In this blog post, Jane Olver interviews Professor Michaelides to find out how he is so organised and efficient, and a little more about what inherited retinal diseases are.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:21+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|0 Comments

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.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:50+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Diseases|Comments Off on How do Medical Retinal Specialists manage a patient who might have a possible drug induced retinopathy?

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.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:51+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Diseases|Comments Off on Medical Retina Specialists: Screening role for Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy

Potential drug treatments for retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome

Many potential genetic therapies are in the pipeline. So, many patients will be receiving drug treatments to improve their vision or slow down deterioration

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:58+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Inherited Retinal Diseases|Comments Off on Potential drug treatments for retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome

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.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:59+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Inherited Retinal Diseases, Michel Michaelides|Comments Off on Genetic testing for inherited retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration