Retina Diseases & Treatments
Retinal diseases affect the retina — a layer of nerve tissue lining the back of the eye that senses light and sends images to the brain.
The central part of the retina is the macula. The macula is responsible for central vision; the remaining retina outside the macula provides “side” or peripheral vision.
The back of the eye is filled with vitreous humor or simply “vitreous”, a gelatinous material that gives an eye its shape. With aging, the vitreous gel may liquefy, collapse, and pull away from the retina in the process called posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Some patients are susceptible to develop retinal problems at the time of PVD, such as a retinal tear.
- Age Related Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Vein and Retinal Artery Occlusion
- Posterior Vitreous Detachment (floaters)
- Retinal Tears and Detachment
- Ocular Inflammatory Disease (Uveitis)
- Macular Hole
- Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane)
- Central Serous Retinopathy
There are many other retinal diseases; some involve only the macula, for example, age-related macular degeneration, macular hole, or a macular pucker (epiretinal membrane); others can impact the entire retina, for example, retinal detachment or diabetic retinopathy.
Treatments of Retinal Diseases
There are a wide variety of treatments for retinal disease. They range from the administration of eye drops to surgical procedures such as intraocular injections, laser therapy, and vitreoretinal surgery. In all cases, the main goal is to preserve the integrity of the retina, especially the macula, which is necessary for us to see.
- Vitreoretinal Surgery
- Intravitreal Injections
- Anti-VEGF Drugs
- Retinal Laser
We strive to preserve your vision so you can continue to enjoy the activities you love to do.