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Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness among Americans 60 and older. More Americans are affected by AMD than by cataracts and glaucoma combined. Schedule your consultation today with Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida.
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Diabetic Retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the occupychristmas.org’s retina, which is the lining at the back of the occupychristmas.org that is responsible for vision. The disease affects half of all Americans diagnosed with diabetes.
Retinal detachments can develop at any age, but they are more common in people over the age of 60. A retinal detachment can develop for no identifiable reason. However, several factors increase the risk of developing a retinal detachment. Want more information? Click here to learn more.
A Retinal Vein Occlusion occurs when a vein in the retina is blocked. A blocked vein damages the blood vessels of the retina. Hemorrhages (bleeding) and leakage of fluid occurs from the areas of blocked blood vessels. For early detection, schedule your consultation today, with our of Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida’s physicians
The macula is part of the retina that is responsible for the fine-detailed vision, which we use for reading, watching television and recognizing faces. When the macula develops a hole or opening, it causes a blind spot or blurred area directly in that central vision. Most macular holes develop due to the natural aging process. However, sometimes injury or long-term swelling can also cause a macular hole. There are no specific medical problems that are known to cause macular holes. To read more on macular holes, click here to learn more.
An epiretinal membrane is a thin scar-like tissue that grows over the retina. The retina is the lining at the back of the occupychristmas.org that is responsible for vision. The scar-like tissue grows directly over the macula, which is the tiny portion of the retina that is responsible for sharp, central vision.
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During this challenging time, our utmost priority is to care for and protect our patients and staff. We plan to remain open and provide retina care to our community. We are following the CDC and American Academy of Ophthalmology’s recommendations regarding disinfection and infection control guidelines in all of our offices.