Retinal Disease Treatment
Treatment of Retinal Disease
The various treatment options include:
- Intravitreal (eye) injections: Injecting certain medications into the eye may help treat conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion
- Focal laser photocoagulation: This is done to treat swollen retinas or repair retinal tears.
- Scatter laser photocoagulation: This procedure causes shrinking of abnormal blood vessels to prevent bleeding into the eye.
- Vitrectomy: This procedure involves the removal of the central gel-like fluid from the eye and its replacement with air, gas, or fluid.
- Cryopexy: This procedure involves the use of a freezing probe to treat a retinal tear.
- Pneumatic retinopexy: This procedure involves the injection of a gas or air into the eye to treat retinal detachment.
- Scleral buckling: This procedure involves suturing a material to the outer eye surface to relieve some of the forces acting on the retina to treat retinal detachment.
Surgical Retina (not available at Eye Associates)
Prognosis for Retinal Disease Treatment
In many cases, early detection and treatment of retinal disease will stop or slow down disease progression and restore vision.