Mirchia’s Laser Eye Clinic was already a name to reckon with in the region. With its merger a year ago with Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital, a 135+ strong chain of hospitals across 11 countries in two continents, its stature has grown all that much more. On Tuesday, Mirchia’s Laser Eye Clinic launched its ‘Centre of Excellence for Retina’ for early and deep diagnosis and treatment of various retinal diseases.
Briefing media persons about the ‘Centre of Excellence For Retina’ with his team of retina specialists Dr Parveen Sen, Dr Shilpa Goyal and Dr Sahil Jain, the unassuming Dr Rajiv Mirchia, Director, Mirchia’s Laser Eye Clinic, claimed that with the introduction of the latest Ultra Wide Field and Ultra High Definition, Multimodal Imaging machine and the high performance Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) machine from Germany, early and deep diagnosis of various retinal diseases has been taken to an altogether new level.
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The Centre of Excellence for Retina was formally unveiled by Dr Suman Singh, Director, Health and Family Welfare, and Mission Director, National Health Mission, Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Later talking to your own news website LifeInChandigarh.com, Dr Mirchia explained that Ultra Wide Field and Ultra High Definition, Multimodal Imaging Facility is an advanced imaging technique that produces high-resolution 3-D angiograms of the retinal and other underlying blood vessels for effective detection of retinal diseases and abnormalities.
The state-of-the-art platform provides a 163-degree ultra-wide field image of the retina. This provides an enhanced view of the retinal structure and the vessels with unparalleled clarity. It is a great tool to screen the retina of all diabetic patients and detect diabetic retinopathy in early stages, allowing for better treatment of patients and prevent irreversible blindness due to diabetes.
Apart from diabetic retinopathy, it will immensely help in early and accurate detection of age related macular degeneration, Eales disease and even some childhood retinal problems like retinopathy of prematurity and hereditary retinal conditions, Dr Mirchia added.
The latest version of the Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) is also a high performance and non-invasive machine which will particularly help in age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy patients who need frequent monthly follow ups and injections. These conditions can now be precisely followed simply by non-invasive scanning of the eye.
Dr Michia shared that with better survival rates among very immaturely bo babies and enhanced life expectancy even among diabetics the issues of retinal conditions are on the increase and these require early and deep diagnosis for better treatment outcomes.
Did you know!
Eyes are the most complex sensory organ of the body. Powered by the strongest and fastest muscles in the body, your eyes are made up of – believe it or not – four million working parts and detect over 10 million colours! Capable of processing and delivering 1500 pieces of information to the brain every minute, your eyes capture your life like a video camera. (Information courtesy : www.dragarwal.com)
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