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Retinal Vascular Occlusion
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES
VRM Toronto invests in advanced technology to assist our providers in understanding retinal conditions and managing vision threatening conditions. Our imaging team is trained in technologies ranging from the latest in optical coherence tomography (OCT) fluorescein angiography, ultra-widefield imaging among others. These modalities assist evaluating and treating retinal diseases. We pride ourselves on working alongside device manufacturers and scientists from around the globe to help develop advanced retinal imaging technologies and strive to make them available for our patients.
LASER TREATMENT FOR VITREOUS OPACITIES (FLOATERS)
Vitreous floaters are a common result of aging of the gel in the eye and are often associated with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Occasionally, floaters are associated with potentially blinding pathology, such as retinal tear, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, or inflammation. At VRM we offer options for treating visually significant vitreous opacities (or floaters) using a novel yag laser.
REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a surgical procedure that involves removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to correct vision problems. This procedure is similar to cataract surgery, but is typically performed on patients who do not have cataracts, but who have other refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
The benefits of RLE include improved vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. This procedure can also prevent the development of cataracts and improve overall quality of life. RLE is a safe and effective option for patients who are not candidates for LASIK or other refractive surgeries. It can also be an ideal option for patients who are experiencing the early stages of cataracts or who have a family history of cataracts.
The potential outcomes of RLE can vary depending on the patient's individual circumstances and the type of IOL used. Some patients may experience improved vision immediately after the procedure, while others may take several weeks to recover. The most common side effects of RLE include dry eyes, glare, and halos around lights. However, these side effects are usually temporary and can be managed with the help of an experienced refractive cataract surgeon.
VITREORETINAL AND CATARACT SURGERY
We are pleased to offer access to vitreoretinal surgery along with advanced cataract surgery services. We believe in timely access to surgical care in a safe and comfortable environment for our patients. Our surgeons have experience with both simple and complex cataract and vitreoretinal diseases and are dedicated to maximizing the visual outcomes of all our patients in each situation. At VRM we look forward to reviewing your surgical options at your visit.