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Everything you need to know about common retinal diseases, signs, symptoms and diagnosis.

By admin | Mar 23, 2018

There are many varying forms of retinal diseases which may lead to visual disturbances. Retinal diseases can affect any part of the retina, a thin layer of tissue located inside the back wall of the eye. The retina is responsible for receiving and organizing visual information and sending the information to the brain. When the retina is compromised by a disease, it becomes difficult to perform daily tasks such as reading and driving.

Retinal diseases come in a variety of forms. Common diseases of the retina include diabetes, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Depending on the condition, there are several treatments for retinal diseases which can preserve vision. Once the permanent damage is done to the retina, however, it is difficult to regain this vision. Therefore, it is important to pay close attention to any changes in vision such as floaters, flashes of light and sudden loss of vision and let your ophthalmologist know about them.

Your ophthalmologist will perform a thorough dilated eye exam to check for any abnormalities. If there are diseases present in the retina your ophthalmologist will decide the best method of treatment in order to best preserve your vision. Here at Retina Consultants of Boston, we treat a wide range of retinal diseases. Our goal is to diagnose, treat and customize treatment plans specific to our patients’ eye care needs. The perseveration of your vision is important to us, we are currently accepting new patients, please call and make an appointment today!

In the interest of maintaining further transparency and providing a wide breadth of information to our patients and providers, this blog will serve as an educational and informative resource on interesting happenings within Retina Consultants of Boston and in the greater field of Ophthalmology.

Here at Retina Consultants of Boston, Dr. John J. Weiter and Dr. Namrata Nandakumar are on the forefront of diagnostic techniques, treatment and micro-surgical techniques for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular holes, and a number of other issues affecting the vitreous and retina. Check back here frequently for news and updates on our practice and all things retina!