Conditions affecting the retina and vitreous humour

Our retina specialist takes charge of treating conditions affecting the retina and vitreous.

Common retinal diseases or diseases of the vitreous are:
Sometimes an operation of the retina is required, known as vitrectomy:


What are floaters?

If you see black, floating spots, dots or lines in your field of vision, especially against a light background like a computer screen or bright light, that may mean you have ‘floaters’.

These spots move slowly with the movement of your eyes and always look like they are returning to their starting position. They can occur in one eye or both eyes. Floaters are structures that move around in the vitreous, the gel that fills your eyes. Although these are mostly harmless and just a bit annoying, floaters are sometimes a symptom of another condition. Follow-up by your eye doctor is therefore required.

Symptoms of floaters
Treating floaters

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

What is age-related macular degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition of the central part of the retina. This part of the retina, the macula, allows us to perceive details. Age-related macular degeneration is often referred to as the ‘wearing’ of the retina or ageing of the retina. AMD affects vision. This can be due to such factors as an hereditary condition, age or environmental factors.

Symptoms of AMD
Treatment of AMD

Diabetic retinopathy

What is retinopathy?

If you have diabetes, the blood vessels in the retina may be affected. This is known as diabetic retinopathy. This form of damage to the retina due to leaking or abnormal blood vessels can lead to a deterioration of vision or even blindness. Regular check-ups by your eye doctor are therefore very important.

Symptoms of retinopathy
Treatment of retinopathy