The retina is made up of multiple layers of nervous cells lining the back of the eye (also referred to as the ocular fundus). These sensitive cells are responsible for transforming light into an electrical signal and transmitting this current to the visual area of the brain to be decoded. This is a very active structure of the eye that requires efficient metabolism and adequate blood flow. Several conditions can compromise the integrity of the retina, including age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR). The aim of all retinal treatments is primarily to stabilize the patient’s condition and avoid further damage. Imaging devices, such as an optical coherence tomograph (OCT), can be extremely useful in these cases as they allow accurate monitoring of the progression of retinal diseases.
Retinal image analysis makes it possible to accurately detect and diagnose various abnormalities.
Laser photocoagulation is a treatment that consists of cauterizing areas of the retina and abnormal blood vessels beneath the macula with a laser.
Although they are not painful, eye floaters can be very annoying. Visual disturbances can manifest themselves in various forms
Intravitreal injections consist in injecting a special substance directly into the eye’s vitreous body, that is, the clear jelly-like substance inside the eye.
Retinal angiography consists of visualizing and examining the circu lation of your retina.
Dr. Lepage holds a B.A. in music from McGill University and a Master’s degree in biomedical science and a Ph.D. in ophthalmology from the Université de Montréal.
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