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Retina is the light sensitive film in the back of the eye. The image is perceived here and transmitted to the brain by the optic nerve. The vitreous is the clear gel that fills the back of the eye. Diseases of retina can affect any age. Premature infants can be affected by a disease called - ROP (Retinopathy of pre-maturity). Heredity and age related degenerations can affect the retina - especially the central most sensitive part of the retina called 'macula'. The retina can detach from the backportion of the eye - a condition called 'Retinal Detachment'. The Vitreous gel can become opaque due to blood - a condition called 'Vitreous hemorrhage'. This condition can occur in diabetics following injury and in other conditions.

The treatments available are Medical managements such as Laser Photocoagulation , intravitreal injections and Surgical managements such as Complex Vitreoretinal Surgery. Sankara Nethralaya is one of the busiest Vitreoretinal centres in the World. Over 250 patients are Examined in this Department per day and over 4000 major Vitreoretinal surgeries performed every year

Fundus Flouresine Angiography(FFA)

To study diseases related to retinal blood vessel

Fundus Indocyanine angiography(ICG)

To study the choroidal blood vessels and related diseases


To detect structural damage inside the eye

Optical Coherence Tomography(OCT)

To Study the central retinal layers of the eye

Ultrasound Biomicroscopy

To study the anterior portion of the eyeball

Electrodiagonostic Services (ERG, EOG, VEP)

To evaluate retinal function(like the ECG for the heart)

Laser Treatment of Retinal diseases

Argon Green Laser
Diode Laser
TTT Facility
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Vitreoretinal Surgery

Nine fully equipped Operation Theaters are dedicated exclusively for Vitreoretinal Surgery at Sankara Nethralaya.

Director Dr. Pramod S Bhende
Deputy Director Dr. Muna Bhende
Consultants Dr. Aditya Verma
Dr. Bikramjit P Pal
Dr. Chetan Rao
Dr. Debmalya Das (Kolkatta)
Dr. Dhanashree Ratra
Dr. Eesh Nigam
Dr. Ekta Rishi
Dr. Girish Shiva Rao
Dr. Jaydeep Avinash Walinjkar
Dr. Kumar Saurabh (Kolkatta)
Dr. Lingam Gopal
Dr. Mohammadarif Mulla
Dr. Parveen Sen
Dr. Pradeep S
Dr. Pukhraj Rishi
Dr. Rajiv Raman
Dr. Rupak Roy (Kolkatta)
Dr. Sudipta Das (Kolkatta)
Dr. Suganeswari G
Dr. Swakshyar Saumya Pal (Kolkatta)
Dr. Vikas Khetan
Dr. Vinata Muralidharan
Director - Vitreoretina
Dr. Pramod S Bhende
Sankara Nethralaya (Main Campus)
No. 41 (old 18), College Road,
Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 91-044-28271616 (12 lines)
Deputy Director - Vitreoretina
Dr. Muna Bhende
Sankara Nethralaya (Main Campus)
No. 41 (old 18), College Road,
Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 91-044-28271616 (12 lines)