The retina is a vitally important part of the eye! The retina senses light and translates images into signals sent to the brain. The eye’s lens focuses images onto the retina and then sends the image data to the brain via the optic nerve. So when there is retinal degeneration, seeing properly becomes difficult, if not impossible.

Swagel Wootton Eye Institute provides a full range of medical eye services, including experienced retina treatment and correction.

Swagel Wootton Eye Institute uses the most advanced techniques and technologies to offer our patients the most effective and customized treatment plan available. Swagel Wootton Eye Institute has doctors who specialize in retinal disease diagnosis and treatment.

Chart showing the parts of the eye

What are the Symptoms of Retina Disease?

Individuals who have retina-related issues can experience symptoms such as blurry or distorted vision and/or dark areas in their field of vision, along with a variety of other issues specific to their particular condition.

The above symptoms are most commonly caused by damaged and leaking blood vessels, abnormal deposits on part of the retina, or abnormal blood vessel growth. These changes can cause dangerous stress on the eye and affect vision.

Who is at Risk of Developing Retinal Disease?

While some retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration, almost exclusively affect older adults, other retina issues can impact people of all ages. For example, individuals who suffer from diabetes have a heightened risk for retinal disease in the form of diabetic retinopathy. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics run a higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

What are the Retinal Disease Treatment Options?

At Swagel Wootton Eye Institute, treatment for retinal vision problems is customized depending on the specific disease and its stage of advancement.

However, common treatment options include:

  • Medication
  • Injections
  • Eye drops
  • Laser-assisted surgery