When it comes to concerns such as the effects of diabetic retinopathy, or the results of an injury that causes your retina to become torn or detached, the solution might be retina surgery. At The Retina Group of Washington, you are in the best care possible, because our Stafford ophthalmologist is a highly experienced specialist in handling matters that relate to the retina.
If you have diabetes, either type one or type two, it can lead to serious complications for your eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that is directly related to having diabetes. One such consequence is blood vessels in the retina that become damaged and ruptured. Laser surgery is useful in halting the leakage of blood into your eye. And if it is determined by our Stafford ophthalmologist that your blood vessels have become dangerously enlarged, surgery might be the solution to shrink them back to normal level. Retinal tears and detachments are similar, except that with a detachment, the retina has become totally separated. Our Stafford ophthalmologist will employ one of various surgical methods for the repair of a torn or detached retina. The object of retina surgery for a tear is to avoid allowing the retina to become fully detached. And in the case of a complete detachment, the goal is to effect a successful repair; something that can be done in about 90% of cases. Laser photocoagulation and cryotherapy are the two procedures done to address a retinal tear. And detachments are usually treated with some combination of retinopexy, scleral buckle, and vitrectomy. The appropriate surgery or combination of surgeries will be determined by your unique circumstances, and our eye surgeon will discuss the pros and cons as well as why the applicable procedure is recommended.
Your eyes are precious to you, and when their wellness is at risk, you need the help that you can get from the experts at our office. Call today to schedule an appointment.