The retina is a thin sheet of nerve tissue in the back of the eye where light rays are focused and transmitted to the brain. The vitreous is a gel-like substance that fills the eye and is connected to the retina, optic nerve and many blood vessels. Problems with the retina and vitreous — including retinal tear and detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, infection and trauma — can lead to vision loss and blindness. Early detection and treatment are critical in correcting problems before vision is lost and preventing further deterioration from occurring.
Signs of retinal tear or detachment include flashes of light, a group or web of floaters, wavy or watery vision, a sense that there is a veil or curtain obstructing peripheral vision, or a sudden drop in vision quality. If you experience any of these symptoms, call Eye Florida immediately.
At Eye Florida, we have the latest testing equipment including B-scan, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Fundus Camera to evaluate for retina conditions. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to preserve your vision and is usually done through laser and cryoprobe procedures.
For more information about Retinal Diseases, please contact our office at 407-891-2010.