Our Retina Services
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Our award-winning eye doctors specialize in treating all types of retina conditions. Contact us at (626) 653-9395 for a consultation.
Retina Services in Pasadena, California
Visit One of Our Locations in Pasadena, West Covina, Whittier, & Pomona Helping to Restore a Healthy Retina
If you are looking for effective treatment for retinal disease in Pasadena, you have come to the right place. The retina is the multi-layered tissue that lines the back of the eye. It is responsible for capturing light rays and converting them into images. A healthy retina contains photosensitive cells called rods and cones. The rods perceive vision and color at high light levels, which is the image your eye sees. The retina also houses the fovea, which is responsible for color perception and is the source of the eye’s sharpest vision. If your retinal tissues become damaged, the eyes become unable to convert light into images, which can cause blurry vision and even loss of vision.
Maintain Healthy Vision
It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of retinal disease so that it can be detected and treated early, as it is a leading cause of blindness. However, because the retina does not have nerve endings, it can be difficult to notice issues on your own.
Some of the ways you can be aware of the possible development of retinal disease include being aware of risk factors, such as age, family history, and pre-existing health conditions, as well as having a regular dilated retina exam. During a dilated retina exam, your eye doctor will examine your eye for damage, light sensitivity, eye pressure, and other important factors regarding your eye health.
Retinal Conditions We Treat
If you do notice visual changes, we recommend scheduling an appointment as soon as you can, especially if symptoms like blurry vision or flashes of light are occurring. Some of the retinal conditions we treat at California Oculoplastics and Retina include:
- Macular degeneration: This is the leading cause of vision loss and occurs when the center of the retina deteriorates. Blurred vision is one of the main symptoms.
- Posterior vitreous detachment / floaters: Detachments happen when the vitreous gel that fills the eye separates from the retina. It causes blurry shadows that make it difficult to see as well as flashes of light.
- Diabetic retinopathy: This condition causes damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissues at the back of the eye. It is common in individuals with diabetes and those with high blood pressure.
- Retinal detachment: This is a complicated condition that occurs when the retina pulls away from the tissue around it. It is what happens when a retinal tear advances, and it can lead to flashes of light and eventual vision loss.
- Retinal vein occlusion: When veins are blocked and begin to carry blood away from the retina, this may cause a retinal vein occlusion. We treat this by using a combination of laser therapy and other methods on a case-by-case basis.
- Macular pucker: Macular pucker is scar tissue that forms on the eye’s macula. The macula is important because it is where important images are created and sent to the brain for interpretation. Symptoms of a macular pucker include blurry vision and gray area in the central vision.
- Uveitis: Uveitis describes a group of inflammatory diseases that causes swelling and damages the eye tissues. Symptoms include eye redness, eye pain, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision. If left untreated, it can lead to issues like optic nerve damage and even permanent vision loss.
- Ocular trauma: This eye injury causes pain, swelling, floaters and flashes in the vision, and can even lead to loss of vision. Our treatment route will depend on the specific needs of an individual’s injury, but our goal will always be to reverse any harm that has occurred.