Some retinal diseases might result in sight loss without treatment. Fortunately, board-certified eye doctors Elias Aliprandis, MD, and Irene Rusu, MD, at Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York, specialize in diagnosing and treating these conditions. They can identify problems like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration or holes, and retinal tears or detachment. Call the office to request a retinal disease screening exam or book an appointment online today.
Retinal diseases affect the retina, a thin tissue layer on the eye’s inside back wall.
The retina consists of millions of cells, including light-sensitive rods, cones, and nerve cells that receive visual data. The retina sends this information to your brain along the optic nerve, allowing you to see.
Treatment can stop or slow disease progression and conserve, improve, or restore your sight, depending on your retinal disease.
Common retinal diseases include:
Retinal diseases often cause similar symptoms, such as:
You should contact Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge immediately if you suddenly develop floaters, flashes, or reduced sight, as these could be warning signs of serious retinal diseases.
Retinal disease treatments include:
The treatment your retinal disease requires depends on its cause and severity.
Call Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge today to learn more about retinal diseases or schedule a consultation online.