Diagnose and treat retina problems to prevent vision loss.
Most eye diseases are completely asymptomatic (show no noticeable symptoms) in their early stages when they are most easily treated (including glaucoma and retinopathies). Early detection, therefore, is an important part of eye care. It is imperative that patients, especially those at increased risk, receive routine screening by medical and surgical specialists trained in dealing with these disorders.
More patients trust their eyes to our retina surgeons for their retinal surgery needs than to any other practice in the state.
As we age, the macula can begin to deteriorate and affect our vision. The macula itself is located at the center of the retina and is responsible for detailed vision. Age-related macular degeneration can be categorized as Wet or Dry Macular Degeneration. This classifies both the type and how best to treat the disease.
The retina has small blood vessels that can be damaged by chronically high blood sugar levels or high blood pressure. Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when these vessels start to leak, or hemorrhage, distorting one’s vision. Often, the abnormal blood vessels that develop in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR) can create traction (VMT) on the delicate retinal surface. Vitrectomy surgery is often required for traction and retinal detachments associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
As we age, our eyes lose viscosity to the inner gel known as the vitreous. PVD or Posterior vitreous detachment can lead to (VMT) or a retinal detachment can happen if the retina is pulled or torn out of position. If the retina detaches, certain symptoms can happen such as a sudden loss of vision, a dark curtain, or seeing new flashing lights or new floaters. Depending on the severity of the detachment a retinal specialist will advise on the type of treatment or surgery.
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If symptoms of retinal diseases are making you uncomfortable and interfering with your daily life, call us. Our doctors across Arizona have the expertise and tools to give you the relief you need.
Our team of retina surgeons in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff use the best imaging system in the world for retinal and macular diseases. Heidelberg high-definition imaging systems are available at most of our locations allowing for superior imaging and diagnosis of disease processes related to macular degeneration, diabetes, macular pucker, and inflammatory conditions of the retina and choroid. High-resolution video imaging angiography and 3D macular images can resolve details in the retina as small as a few microns – smaller than the width of a single red blood cell.