Retina

The retina is a thin delicate membrane that lines the inner aspect of the eye. Examination of the eye usually allows for a direct view of the retina. The retina can reflect many disorders of the body. Depending on the location of the retinal disorders symptoms may or may not be present. When present, symptoms may include the following:

  • floaters and/or flashes
  • reduced visual acuity
  • color vision abnormality
  • metamorphopsia (distortion of vision)
  • scotomata (blind spots)
  • loss of visual field

Our office is equipped with the latest examination and diagnostic equipment to evaluate retinal disorders. The following are some of the more common procedures done to evaluate the retina:

  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopy with and without contact lenses
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Ultrasonography, A and B type scans
  • Optical Coherence tomography (OCT)

Our office is commonly involved in the evaluation and treatments of most retinal diseases. The following are some of the disorders that we are involved with:

  • Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Macular pucker and macular holes
  • Hypertensive retinopathy
  • Retinal tears and retinal detachments
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Venous occlusive diseases
  • Arterial occlusive diseases
  • Noninfectious and infectious chorioretinopathies

We offer the latest in ophthalmic laser photocoagulation to treat many forms of retinal disorders. We are also using some new and exciting drugs for the treatment of wet macular degeneration. Many Retinal disorders are treated in our office as an outpatient process, in a comfortable and efficient manner.

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