A Retina Specialist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of conditions affecting the retina and the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. Retina Specialists evaluate and treat severe ocular injuries, and blinding diseases such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Tears & Detachment, and Retinal Vascular Occlusions.
The retina specialists at the Marietta Eye Clinic are fellowship trained specialists and experienced surgeons. You can trust this vital part of your eye health the retina eye doctors of the Marietta Eye Clinic and surgery center.
The retina is like the film in an old camera. Therefore, any damage to the retina can adversely affect vision. The damage to retinal blood vessels is referred to as diabetic retinopathy.Learn More >
Macular degeneration is a retinal disease that occurs when the macula, the central area in the retina at the back of the eye, begins to gradually deteriorate, usually because of age.Learn More >
Flashes of light and floaters in the field of vision occur in healthy people, but may also be a sign of serious problems. If flashes of light occur suddenly, it may be a sign that the retina is torn. In this case, you should contact your doctor immediately.Learn More >
Retinal tears and detachment occur when the vitreous, a clear jelly-like substance that fills the eye, pulls from the retina and causes the retina to tear.Learn More >
An epiretinal membrane, commonly called a macular pucker, is thin film-like scar tissue that can develop over the central part of the retina known as the macula.Learn More >
Macular holes are just that, holes in the macula. The macula is the central portion of the retina that is responsible for seeing fine details clearly.Learn More >
In simple terms, retinal vascular diseases are conditions that can restrict the blood flow throughout your eye structures and lead to vision loss or blindness.Learn More >
Cystoid Macular Edema (CME) is a condition in which the macula develops microscopic swelling which can blur the central vision.Learn More >
Uveitis (you-vee-EYE-tis) is an irritation and swelling of the middle layer of the coats of the eye. This layer is called the uvea.Learn More >