The Ophthalmology Department of the Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Créteil (CHIC) has a both surgical and clinical services, this translates into more than 25000 patients seen every year in the Ophthalmology department alone.
The Ophthalmology Department is particularly specialized in Age Related Macular Degeneration (wet and dry AMD) and in research concerning these conditions.
Watch our video about AMD : patients and ophthalmologists are speeking about AMD care in Créteil.
AMD is the departments’ main activity, with other important retinal diseases being covered such as retinal vein occlusions, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal diseases, inflammatory retinal diseases (posterior uveitis), pediatric retinal diseases and myopic maculopathy. In order to respond to the needs of our surrounding population, the Ophthalmology Department at the CHIC also has a large consultation in other Ophthalmic non retinal diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, anterior segment diseases and oculoplastics.
Our Department has different activities:consultations by-appointment, urgent walk in (medical and surgical) as well as an in patient (hospitalized) section. The surgical team at our Department performs surgery on well over 2000 patients every year. Urgent AMD walk ins are seen everyday without appointment from 8:30 to 12:00. There exists another antenna of the Ophthalmology Department at the Henri Mondor Hospital.
The Ophthalmology Department is equiped with a recent technical plateau, which allows patients to benefit from advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technology, amongst an experienced and well trained internationally renowned team.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
In population over 50 years old, AMD is the first cause of blindness in France. Over one million Frenchmen and women are affected by this disease. About 30% of the population over 75 years of age have AMD.
The macula corresponds to the anatomical central region of the retina. Its integrity allows a flawless and detailed central vision. Macular disease can present as a decline in central vision, or also a central dark spot and deformations of the central visual field.
On the long term, it can become a real handicap for people affected by this disease.
Your Ophthalmologist at Créteil
After 50 years of age, it is very important to have regularly scheduled check ups of the back of the eye (the retina, or also known as fundus exams). By having these check ups performed by your ophthalmologist, he can diagnose, observe and treat age related retinal diseases.
All international studies have demonstrated the importance of the early diagnosis and treatment in AMD. Treatment for AMD that is started early ensures a better visual outcome.
Also, the Ophthalmology Department at the CHIC in partnership with the Association DMLA, organizes every year Screening Campaigns in all of France as well as in our establishment, with the purpose of sensibilizing the population on the early signs and symptoms of this disease.
To request an appointment or in order to have some more information on retinal diseases, you can contact us by phone at 01 45 17 52 30, or by mail (for appointments only): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Éric Souied, Head of the Department of Ophthalmologie at the Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Créteil, Professor at the faculté de médecine de l’université Paris-Est Créteil, founding President of the Association DMLA and President of the Fédération France Macula, is a specialist on AMD.