Information for Patients

What is a Retina Specialist?

The Foundation of the American Society of Retina Specialists is working to raise awareness about the importance of treatment by retina specialists for certain eye conditions. Watch What is a Retina Specialist? to learn more about the vital work being done by retina specialists around the world to preserve vision, restore sight, and find tomorrow’s cures.




Detecting age-related macular degeneration through a dilated eye exam.

Early signs of AMD can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.


Courtesy: National Eye Institute, NIH

Detecting diabetic retinopathy through a dilated eye exam

Early signs of diabetic retinopathy can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.


Courtesy: National Eye Institute, NIH

Dilated Eye Exam

This video describes what the doctor sees when examining the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye), macula (the part of the retina needed for sharp, central vision) and optic nerve (which connects the retina to the brain).

Courtesy: National Eye Institute, NIH

Live Retinal Surgery by Dr Rehman Siddiqui
Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A Vitreoretinal Workshop was held, at Shahzad Eye Hospital, on 8th February 2011 as part of KAROphth annual meeting. The meeting was attended by experienced ophthalmologists and trainees. Small gauge, suture-less, key-hole vitrectomy surgery was performed.

Courtesy: Alcon Pakistan

To read about common eye/ retinal problems, please click on the links below ( some external sites) Link
Amsler Grid [Download]
Blepharitis- Simple Treatment [Download]
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. [Learn More]
Viral conjunctivitis is the most common cause of an acute red eye [Learn More]
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness [Booklet]
This booklet is for people with glaucoma and their families and friends [Download]

The care doesn’t end when the surgery ends