Conditions affecting the retina and vitreous humour

Our retina ophthalmologist specialises in treating diseases of the retina.

Common retinal diseases or diseases of the vitreous are:
Sometimes an operation of the retina is required, known as vitrectomy:


What are floaters?

If you see black, floating spots, dots or lines in your field of vision, especially against a light background like a computer screen or bright light, that may mean you have ‘floaters’.

These spots move slowly with the movement of your eyes and always look like they are returning to their starting position. They can occur in one eye or both eyes. Floaters are structures that move around in the vitreous, the gel that fills your eyes. Although these are mostly harmless and just a bit annoying, floaters are sometimes a symptom of another condition. Follow-up by your eye doctor is therefore required.

Symptoms of floaters
Treating floaters

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

What is age-related macular degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition of the central part of the retina. This part of the retina, the macula, is responsible for seeing small details. Age-related macular degeneration is often referred to as the ‘wearing’ of the retina or ageing of the retina. AMD affects visual acuity. This can be due to such factors as an hereditary condition, age or environmental factors.

Een illustratie van je zicht bij leeftijdsgebonden maculadegeneratie.
Symptoms of AMD
Treatment of AMD
How much does treatment of macular degeneration cost?

Diabetic retinopathy

What is retinopathy?

If you have diabetes, the blood vessels in the retina may be affected. This is known as diabetic retinopathy. This form of damage to the retina due to leaking or abnormal blood vessels can lead to a deterioration of vision or even blindness. Regular check-ups by your eye doctor are therefore very important.

Symptoms of retinopathy
Treatment of retinopathy
How much does the treatment of retinopathy cost?


What is vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is an operation on the vitreous and/or retina. You may need this type of operation if you suffer from a condition of the retina or vitreous, such as in the case of floaters, diabetic retinopathy or a detached retina.

The operation
How much does a vitrectomy cost?