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The retina is an extremely sensitive lining on the inner surface of the eye.  It’s purpose is to act as the canvas for the image of the world as received through the ‘camera’ of the eye itself. The eye must be protected during laser hair removal, to ensure that the retina is not damaged. Protective goggles must be worn throughout the laser procedure.

The retina is the part of the eye which contains rods and cones, the ‘photoreceptor’ cells.  Rods make black and white vision, particularly suited to night-time visual conditions; cones function in the brighter world of daylight, allowing for humans to see the world in colour. 

Because the retina (and the eye in general) is such as delicate part of the human body, it is particularly vulnerable to damage from environmental causes, and the natural ageing process in particular.  There are six main areas of surgery that are carried out with the aim of improving the natural deterioration of the retina, as well as attempting to fix other damaging effects on the eye:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Infection and Inflammation Treatment
  • Retinal Detachment surgery
  • Treatment for Macular Disease
  • Trauma Surgery