Information, Instructions and Precautions: please click on the topic below
Disease specific information: please click on the topic below:
Macular degeneration involves the center of the retina, the macula.
Uveitis or autoimmune and inflammatory eye disease can take many forms.
Diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss through various mechanisms.
Retinal detachment typically needs surgery.
Retinal tears are usually lasered in the office.
Flashes and floaters need special precautions.
A vitreous separation is usually a normal aging evolution of the eye but needs special precautions.
For macular pucker/epiretinal membrane/vitreomacular traction, observation or surgery can both be considered, depending on the anatomy and impact on vision.
Macular hole usually needs surgery with a period of face down positioning.
Read about other retinal diseases here.
Lattice degeneration deserves special precautions.
Vein occlusions can cause retinal swelling, which is treatable.
Macular telangiectasia or MacTel can affect 1/1000 people.
Unexplained vision loss needs to be evaluated in a proper fashion.
Melanoma can originate inside the eye.
Low vision resources are important for patients.
Driving is a common questions for patients and families.
Dry eye and allergy can affect how the eyes feel and sometimes how the eyes see.
Frequently asked Questions
1. Will I be dilated?
Yes, most visits to our office are dilated. Some injection-only visits are non-dilated.
2. How long is the typical visit?
Plan on spending 2-3 hours for a new or return visit. Injection only visits are usually about an hour. Laser visits are 2-3 hours.