Retina Diagnostix @ Laxmi


At Laxmi, we have a tradition of being at the cutting-edge of eye technology. The Retina Department is no different.

Fundus Photography
The Fundus Camera allows us to take photographs of the retina and the optic nerve. These are essential for documenting retinal problems and seeing how they improve with treatment, diagnosing rare retinal diseases, and guiding treatment.

Fundus Fluorescein Angiography
The fundus camera is equipped with technology for performing Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA), a specialized retinal test. In this test, dye injected through the hand veins enters the blood vessels of the retina and can be visualized. Areas of blood leakage, blockage, and abnormal blood vessels can thus be detected.

This test is extremely helpful in Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), retinal vein blockages (BRVO and CRVO), vasculitis, and uveitis.

OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) – Retinal scan
This highly sophisticated equipment, the Avanti™ by Optovue™, allows us to see microscopic details of the retina. All 10 layers of the retina can be clearly differentiated. Different diseases arising from different layers can be accurately pinpointed. This instrument can measure in micrometres the retinal thickness, easily picking up any swelling of the retina.

This test is indispensible in patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR), retinal vein blockages (BRVO and CRVO), uveitis, cystoid macular oedema (CME), etc.

The Avanti™ uses the most advanced spectral-domain OCT available today.

Ultrasound B-scan
The ultrasound machine by OTI™ can help to diagnose structural problems of the vitreous, retina, choroid, and optic nerve. A high-quality image is generated whereby the different eye structures can be differentiated.
This test is very helpful in patients who have advanced Cataract, Cor
neal diseases, vitreous haemorrhage (bleeding inside the eye, commonly due to Diabetic Retinopathy), and eye tumours.