Diseases
Overview
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Vein and Artery Occlusions
Flashes of Light and Floaters
Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachments
Macular Pucker (Epiretinal Membrane)
Macular Hole
Vitreomacular Traction
Uveitis (Inflammation in the Eye)

Overview

  1. Age-Related Macular Degeneration – The most common cause of blindness in people over 65, it affects an estimated 1.75 million Americans.
     
  2. Diabetic Retinopathy – A complication of systemic diabetes that is the most common cause of blindness in people under 65.
     
  3. Retinal Vascular Occlusions – Delicate veins and arteries supply blood to the retinal tissue and can become blocked resulting in damage to the retina and visual function.
     
  4. Flashes and Floaters – The most common symptoms of a posterior vitreous detachment that can lead to retinal tears or detachments.
     
  5. Retinal tear and Retinal detachment – Damage to the retinal tissue that can result in separation of the retinal from the wall of the eye and serious vision loss and requires surgery to repair.
     
  6. Macular Pucker/Epiretinal membrane – Scar tissue can develop on the surface of the retina and distort the normal architecture causing blurring and distortion of the vision.
     
  7. Macular Hole – A defect in the retinal tissue in the central macula that causes decreased vision but can be repaired with surgery.
     
  8. Vitreomacular Traction – Vitreous gel in the eye can adhere to the retina and cause a traction that distorts the central macula and decreases vision.
     
  9. Uveitis – Intraocular inflammation from the body’s immune system can cause serious damage and requires full systemic evaluation and treatment.
Dr Kruti Dajee Dr Jawad Qureshi Dr Johnathan Warminski