Retinal Detachment Treatment Cost In United Arab Emirates

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Retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from the layer of blood vessels that provides it with oxygen and nutrients. Retinal detachment is often accompanied by flashes and floaters in the vision. One method of retinal detachment repair is pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a gas bubble is injected into the eye. The bubble presses against the detached retina and pushes it back into place. A laser or cryotherapy is then used to reattach the retina firmly into place.

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Retinal Detachment Treatment.

What are the tests included before retinal detachment surgery and its cost?

Before getting retinal detachment surgery, your doctor will conduct a retinal examination to investigate the back of your eye, including the retina. He will also do an ultrasound imaging to check if any bleeding has occurred in the eye. The package typically includes the cost of the tests and you won’t have to pay anything extra. 

Is the medicine cost included in the retinal detachment surgery package?

Topical drugs used after the surgery include prednisolone acetate and difluprednate and they should be used three to four times a day for two weeks. The medicine cost is generally included in the package when the patient is in the hospital. On the other hand, if the patient buys medicines outside the hospital, they are not included in the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after retinal detachment surgery?

Retinal detachment surgery is an outpatient procedure and there is no need to stay in the hospital overnight. The patient has to rest for two to six months after the procedure as the vision may be blurry. 

List of Centers for Retinal Detachment Treatment in United Arab Emirates

Popular Cities in United Arab Emirates for Retinal Detachment Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Retinal Detachment Treatment in United Arab Emirates

Doctors for Retinal Detachment Treatment in United Arab Emirates

The right doctor to consult for Retinal detachment is an Ophthalmologist.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Daryoush Ahmadiazad

Dr. Daryoush Ahmadiazad

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Location

Neonatal and pediatric ophthalmology (strabismus; treatment of lazy eye, vision problems, lacrimal duct obstruction, etc.) Medical retina: intravitreal injections Lucentis/eyelet and retinal laser photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy; macular degeneration; ROP and other vascular diseases of the retina. Glaucoma: medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma and examination of optic nerve lesions. Eyelid cosmetic surgery (blepharoplasty, entropion, ectropion, xanthelasma) evaluation of corneal diseases Pterygium surgery with graft Treatment of dry eye, Infections, and inflammations ( uveitis ) of the eyes. Refractive error ( myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia)

Dr. Saule Davletova

Dr. Saule Davletova

Principal Consultant, 25 years of experience

Burjeel Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Microsurgery of eye Intraocular correction

Dr. Sandip Mitra

Dr. Sandip Mitra

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Al Zahra Hospital, DubaiLocation

Keratoconus Lasik Glaucoma Surgery

Dr. Sheena Balakrishnan

Dr. Sheena Balakrishnan

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Life Care Hospital, Abu DhabiLocation

Macular Degeneration Surgery Vitrectomy LASIK

Dr. Raeba Mathew

Dr. Raeba Mathew

HOD, 25 years of experience

Canadian Specialist Hospital, DubaiLocation

Retinopathy of Prematurity, Sickle Cell Retinopathy, Genetic Retinal Diseases, Uveitis, Neuro Ophthalmology

Dr. Aysun Yucel Gencoglu

Dr. Aysun Yucel Gencoglu

Consultant, 10 years of experience

Canadian Specialist Hospital, DubaiLocation

Glaucoma, Retinal Disease, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Oculoplasty

Dr. Iyad Armoush

Dr. Iyad Armoush

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Canadian Specialist Hospital, DubaiLocation

Squint Evaluation in Children and Surgical Squint Repair, Glaucoma Diseases and Intraocular Pressure Control, Lacrimal Canal Disease and Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Treatment

Dr. Monika Soni

Dr. Monika Soni

Consultant, 8 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital AjmanLocation

Cataract- Small incision cataract surgery (SICS), Glaucoma, Pediatric and adult refraction, Diabetic retinopathy, Uveitis

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Khan

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Khan

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital AjmanLocation

Management of keratoconus, Pediatric ophthalmology including medical management of squint, Glaucoma management, Laser treatment of Retina and YAG capsulotomy

Dr. Ghassan Altawil

Dr. Ghassan Altawil

Consultant, 30 years of experience

International Modern HospitalLocation

Macular hole, PHACO surgery, Pediatric surgery, Squint surgery, Corneal transplantation (including penetrating keratoplasty and DALK), DSEK surgery, Glaucoma surgery, Refractive LASIK

Dr. Mahmoud Yassin Hegab

Dr. Mahmoud Yassin Hegab

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Location

Eye Infection, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Red Eyes

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Wassfi

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Wassfi

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Location

Corneal Cross linking, Presbyopia Correction, Keratoplasty

Dr. Vasu Kumar

Dr. Vasu Kumar

Consultant, 17 years of experience

NMC Royal Hospital, DIP, DubaiLocation

Vertigo Treatment, Routine Eye Check Up, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Laser Cataract Surgery

Dr. Sonam Garg

Dr. Sonam Garg

Consultant, 18 years of experience

NMC Royal Hospital, DIP, DubaiLocation

Fuchs' Dystrophy, Correction of Myopia, Keratoconus, Hyperopia

Dr. Yasser Atwa Abdelsamad

Dr. Yasser Atwa Abdelsamad

Head of Department, 25 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital, DubaiLocation

Medical & surgical treatment of squint, Correction of Myopia, YAG Laser for glaucoma and after cataract surgery

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Mohebzadeh

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Mohebzadeh

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital, DubaiLocation

Squint (crossed eye) evaluation & management, Pediatric ophthalmology, Amblyopia (lazy eye), Retinal diseases

Dr. Sanjay Vodela

Dr. Sanjay Vodela

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital, DubaiLocation

Glaucoma treatment, Treatment of myopia, Hypermetropia, Refractive surgery

Dr. Essam El Toukhy

Dr. Essam El Toukhy

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital, DubaiLocation

Facial Nerve Palsy: Including Gold Weights, Thyroid Eye Diseases, Orbital Tumors, Orbital Fractures

Dr. Nidhi Dhaval Darji

Dr. Nidhi Dhaval Darji

Consultant, 10 years of experience

Saudi German Hospital SharjahLocation

Glaucoma Management, Corneal diseases and ocular surface disorders

Dr. Mohit Jain

Dr. Mohit Jain

Consultant, 24 years of experience

NMC Royal Hospital SharjahLocation

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to Retinal Detachment Treatment

Before the Procedure (11 Questions):

The most common cause of retinal detachment happens when there's a small tear in your retina. Eye fluid called vitreous can travel through the tear and collect behind the retina. It then pushes the retina away, detaching it from the back of your eye.

A detached retina is a serious problem because it can cause blurred vision and sometimes blindness if not treated on time.

You may be told not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery. Your provider will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your surgery.

No, the surgery is not painful because it is done under anesthesia.

A vitrectomy is a procedure done to repair serious retinal detachments. It requires removing the vitreous gel inside the eye. The vitrectomy may release the tension on the retina, allowing it to move back into its proper position where it can be reattached.

Yes, you may need surgery immediately if you have got a detached retina.  In case of retinal detachment surgery there is presence of a small tear or hole in retina it can retina to lift just like wallpaper falling from a wall.

In retinal detachment surgery your doctor will put a flexible wand around the white portion of your eyes known as sclera and the band gently pushes gently on the sides of your eyes and moves them inward towards your retina which helps in reattaching the retina.

If a large part of your retina is being detached from your eyes, then you need to undergo surgery to move your retina back to its place. The treatment for retinal detachment works mainly if the detached retina is seen early.

Retinal detachment surgery is an eye condition which is seen when your retina, which is a layer of tissue seen at the back of your eye processes light and pulls away from the tissues near it.  As your retina doesn’t work properly you can notice permanent loss of vision if you don’t treat it.

Some of the symptoms of detached retina are flashes of light, new floaters and presence of darkness over your vision.

In retinal detachment surgery your doctor will give you an eye drop to widen your pupil and they will use a special tool to check whether your retina is detached or not.

During the Procedure (8 Questions):

Generally, the surgery lasts between 45 minutes to two hours.

Retinal surgery is usually painless and performed while you remain awake and comfortable. Before the procedure begins, you will be given anesthetic eye drops that numb the eyes.

No, the surgeon will not remove your eye to do the surgery. He will use tiny microsurgical instruments and place them through the white part of the eye.

Pars plana vitrectomy is the most common surgery performed for a retinal detachment.

Retinal detachment surgery is safe if done properly. Otherwise, it can provide permanent damage to your vision.

Retinal detachment usually takes 10-20 minutes to be done and surgical attachment of retina takes about one and half to two hours.

In retinal detachment surgery, local or general anaesthesia is being used. A gas bubble is being injected into the cavity of your eye, then pressure will force retina back to its position.

In retinal detachment surgery, surgeon will put a numbing medicine in your eye.  Then a tiny needle is being inserted into your eye to remove a small amount of fluid and then a small amount of air is being injected into your eye. At last laser treatment is used for repairing any holes or tears in your eyes.

Post the Procedure (9 Questions):

This will vary depending on how you feel. This time usually lasts one to three hours, depending on the duration of the surgery.

You may have some pain in your eye, and your vision may be blurry for a few days after the surgery. Your eye may be swollen, red, or tender for several weeks.

After 24 hours of the surgery, you can take a shower. Keep your head in a special position, face down, try to maintain this as much as possible while you are showering. Do not scrub your head vigorously. Avoid getting soap and water in your eye.

You may want to use a washcloth to wash your face gently. Wear sunglasses during the day. You may have to wear an eye patch or shield for a few days.

You should sleep on either side or even your front, but not sleep on your back as that would make the bubble move away from the macular hole.

If you get to know about a hole or tear in your retina but your retina has not started to detach then there is an option of laser surgery, in laser surgery surgeon points a laser beam into your eyes so that tiny burns are being created around the hole. It will cause tear to prevent from developing into a retina detachment.

It will need few weeks to check how good or bad your vision is after surgery. The best result is seen if the repair is done just before the center part of retina known as macula detaches. There are chances that in some cases you can loose your sight. If you notice any sudden changes in your vision or if you start seeing some dots appearing before your eyes or some flashes then you should immediately contact your doctor.

Retinal detachment surgery involves some of the risks such as infection, bleeding, higher pressure inside your eyes and presence of fogging of the lens in your eyes.

You should visit your doctor immediately if you see any flashes of light or any other changes in your vision. If you are having diabetes or high blood pressure then keep them in control because these will help in keeping the blood vessels in your retina healthy.

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