A large variety of conditions can affect the vitreous and retina that lie on the back part of the eye that is not readily visible, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments or tears, macular holes, retinopathy of prematurity, retinoblastoma, uveitis, eye cancer, flashes and floaters and retinitis pigmentosa.
The retina is an extension of the brain. It forms the interior lining of the eye and contains millions of light-sensitive nerve endings. The vitreous is a clear, gel-like substance that fills the cavity between the lens and the retina.
At The Eye Care Group, we believe that early detection optimizes patient outcomes. In addition to providing our patients with the highest quality eye care, we offer the latest in imaging technology to provide detailed information about the structure of the eye to help guide diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options that you and your ophthalmologist may discuss include observation, medical management, laser treatments, intravitreal injections, and retinal surgery. In addition, you will have 24-hour access to one of our doctors 7 days a week for ocular emergencies. On your initial visit, expect that we will perform a thorough dilated retinal examination; therefore we recommend that you plan on an appointment length of approximately two hours. Please plan on arriving either 15 minutes early or complete the registration form prior to your appointment. Learn more about Retina Procedures and the cutting-edge ocular testing and imaging technology we offer to our patients, including fundus photography, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Heidelberg Spectralis with fluorescein angiography and autofluorescence capabilities.