On the inside of the eyeball is the retina, which covers the rear portion of the eye much like the film in a camera. This is the area in which light rays fall and are interpreted by the brain into visual images.
There are a number of retinal disorders which can affect a patient’s vision and should be treated by a retina specialist, including:
- Retinal detachment
- Tearing of the retina
- Micro-vascular abnormalities that lead to bleeding
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Macular degeneration (age-related loss of central vision)
- Uveitis (inflammation)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (poor night vision and narrowing of blood vessels)
- Other inherited retinal eye disorder
Some retinal disorders can be managed using topical solutions, but others need to be treated using advanced laser technologies or even surgery. Other retinal disorders may not be treatable.
Retinal Eye Care at Northeastern Eye Institute
At Northeastern Eye Institute, our dedicated Retina Service provides technologically advanced care for all retinal disorders and diseases. Using state-of-the-art digital fluorescein angiography and other pioneering technologies, the Retina Service has become the leading referral center for retinal care in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Our premier team of experienced and highly qualified retinal specialists is led by Randall R. Peairs, MD. Our doctors use digital fluorescein angiography to image diabetic patients and treat them using advanced laser technology. The Retina Service also offers I.C.G. angiography and external beam radiation for neovascular membranes, providing the highest standards of retinal eye care in the region.
Contact Northeastern Eye Institute today to schedule an appointment with one of our retinal specialists by completing the form on this page or calling us toll-free at 800-334-2233 or in Scranton at (570) 342-3145.