Retinal Disease Management
Your retina is critically important to your ability to see. It’s located at the back of your eye and contains specialized cells necessary to receive and convert light into signals your brain understands as images. Any issue with the retina should be promptly treated for the sake of your vision.
At South Florida Vision Associates, our ophthalmologists can help ensure the health of your eyes through the evaluation, treatment, and management of the wide variety of diseases that can affect the retina. We can help with retinal conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and much more.
If you are suffering from a retinal condition, your symptoms will vary depending on the issue and its cause. You may be experiencing visual impairment due to inflammation, pressure, or injury in the eye. What you’re experiencing may be a disease brought on by the aging process itself. That’s why it’s important to regularly see an eye doctor for an annual exam – and to visit an eye specialist who can best identify and treat you at the first sign of a problem with your vision.
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Equipment
The ophthalmologists at South Florida Vision Associates have access to the very latest diagnostic equipment available, including optical coherence tomography, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, and more.
When you visit one of our ophthalmology offices in South Florida, you can expect a thorough eye exam, discussion of your symptoms and medical history, followed by the appropriate diagnostic testing. Our specialists work with each and every patient to determine the best form of treatment for their lifestyle, preferences, and treatment goals.
Outpatient Laser Surgery Treatments
In addition to prescription eye drops and other medications that may be necessary to address your retinal condition, the doctors at South Florida Vision Associates are trained and experienced in the art of laser surgery that can address a number of eye problems related to the retina.
Laser surgery treatments may be performed to:
- Drain fluid from your eye, in the case of glaucoma
- Stop blood vessel leakage and shrink abnormal blood vessels, in the case of macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy
- Repair a tear or hole in the retina
Many of these procedures can conveniently be performed quickly and easily in our office, so you don’t have to worry about going anywhere else. Others can be performed on an outpatient basis at a hospital or surgery center, so you can go home the same day as your surgery.
Managing Degenerative Retinal Conditions
If you have been diagnosed with a retinal disease or condition like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, regularly monitoring your condition is key: both with periodic professional examinations by your ophthalmologist, as well as excellent self-care at home. Depending on the issue you are dealing with, our ophthalmology team can recommend and guide you toward helpful resources.
Ensure your vision remains clear and bright: with retinal disease management care by the ophthalmologists at South Florida Vision Associates. Call the ophthalmology location nearest you for more information, or request an appointment now.