Retina archive

In this blog, you will find articles involving the retina. We often post about retinal disorders and diseases and their treatments.

Retinal disorders and diseases that we treat at Clinica London include:

Though many retinal disorders are inherited, some are caused by the adverse effects of medications or by infections. At Clinica London, our Medical Retinal Specialists are Mr Jaheed Khan and Professor Michel Michaelides. To learn more about retinal diseases follow our blog or contact us.

Blogs about retinal diseases and disorders

How can you help your vision if you have achromatopsia?

Currently, there is no cure for Achromatopsia. This condition is something you will have to live with for life. In this post, you will learn what you can do to help your vision when you have this condition. Adapting to achromatopsia can enable patients to live without limitations, however, having an improvement of vision in the future through gene therapy might open up their lives even more.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:40+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Retina|Comments Off on How can you help your vision if you have achromatopsia?

What is Achromatopsia?

You may have achromatopsia if as a child you found that you could see a lot better in subdued light. With achromatopsia, you have no colour vision. You are sensitive to light (photophobia), and you have the presence of nystagmus (shaking of the eyes). In this post, we discuss diagnosis and what will happen when you see Professor Michaelides.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:40+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Retina|Comments Off on What is Achromatopsia?

Fighting Retinal Blindness from Retinitis Pigmentosa

In this post, we'll discuss the Retinitis Pigmentosa which is the general name given to a group of inherited retinal conditions that lead to the same gradual and progressive reduction in vision. Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic condition that often presents in children or young adults, but can also present for the first time later in life. s a condition that affects young people. Parents genetically pass the disease on to their children, which we try to describe in this post.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:43+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Retina|Comments Off on Fighting Retinal Blindness from Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinal Blog: Arterial Occlusion and eye emergencies

There are few actual eye emergencies, but occlusion of the retinal artery is recognised as an emergency because it can be potentially blinding. In this post, we discuss the nature of arterial occlusions and what we must immediately do to treat the emergency.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Retina|Comments Off on Retinal Blog: Arterial Occlusion and eye emergencies

Vascular occlusion – where ophthalmology meets cardiovascular disease

Arterial occlusions are where ophthalmology meets cardiovascular disease. In this post, we'll describe how our medical retina specialists are experts in diagnosing vascular occlusions of the retina and advising patients on what further assessments and treatment they may need.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:44+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Retina|Comments Off on Vascular occlusion – where ophthalmology meets cardiovascular disease

Ophthalmology blog: Vein occlusions

Central retinal vein occlusion can seriously affect your vision. Although central retinal vein occlusion is a common cause of visual loss in middle aged and elderly population, there are two types - one of which is treatable. In this post, you'll learn the difference between the two type of vein occlusion.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:45+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Retina|Comments Off on Ophthalmology blog: Vein occlusions

A simple eye test to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have discovered that the retina is affected in a similar way to the brain by Alzheimer's disease. This means it could be possible to detect Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear with a simple eye test available at Clinica London. Read on to learn more about this exciting new development.

By | 2017-12-08T18:13:45+00:00 August 29th, 2017|News, Retina|Comments Off on A simple eye test to detect Alzheimer’s disease