Why Would I Need A Retina Specialist?
The retina, located in the back of each eye, is directly linked to your eyesight. This thin layer of tissue receives light, converts it into a neural signal, then transmits it to the optic nerve for visual processing.
The retina covers more than half of the back of your eyes and is susceptible to many disorders. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Degenerative Disease
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Tear
- Retinal Detachment
- Macular Degeneration
If left untreated, these retina problems can become exacerbated and lead to loss of vision.
List of Retina Damage or Disease Symptoms
You will need a retina evaluation if you are experiencing:
List of MEI Retina Treatment Options
Your retinas are susceptible to a wide array of potential vision-impairing issues. Our retina specialists at MEI offer you the extensive treatment services listed below.
Optomap and Other Diagnosis Testing
Many of the previously listed retina damage and disease symptoms are later stage developments. That is why, at MEI, we take prevention very seriously. It is critical to undergo yearly comprehensive eye exams to be sure your retinas are functioning properly without underlying problems.
Our yearly Optomap test takes a high-resolution eye image to allow our thorough physicians to evaluate your retina. In some cases, this advanced testing option can allow our patients the opportunity to waive dilation.
To get optimum eye fluid drainage, we can insert shunts coupled with an eye injection of gas or another biocompatible liquid to keep your retina healthy under controlled eye pressure.
The drainage could also be completed using a vitrectomy if the present bleeding and inflammation obstruct us from seeing the retina disease, infection, trauma, or other forms of retina damage present.
To help with broken ocular blood vessels, wet macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, we can inject medicine directly into the vitreous gel within your eye. These medically-necessary injections are incredibly quick and seamless and are covered by many insurance plans.
Retinal Laser Surgery
Our advanced, state-of-the-art laser technology can bind retina holes or tears before the retina detaches to preserve or even restore your eyesight. It can also shrink blood vessels that have the potential to or are already bleeding, so that increased eye pressure doesn’t damage your retina.
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Schedule an appointment with an expert Michigan Eye Institute physician to have your vision concerns addressed. Allow us to draw out a personalized retina action plan to restore your eyesight and give you back your quality of life.