Common Retinal Disorders
Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options are available for Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration, including laser treatments and injections. Retinal Detachment requires immediate surgery.
Diabetic Retinopathy results from damage to blood vessels of the retina. It is classified as non-proliferative or proliferative. Existing blood vessels in the eye leak fluid into the retina, which can cause blurred vision.
Macular degeneration is an eye disease associated with aging. It is often referred to as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). It is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.
Retinal Detachment is where the retina becomes detached from the eye. A detached retina requires immediate surgery because a delay causes the retina to lose oxygen and causes the cells of the retina to die.
Flashes and Floaters
Floating specks you sometimes see in front of your eyes are not on the surface of your eyes but inside them. These floaters are bits of cellular debris that come and go without treatment. Most of the time they are nothing to worry about, but sometimes they can be symptomatic of a retinal tear.