There are a variety of conditions that can affect the vitreous and retina. These retinal diseases often Occurs in the back of the eye and are not readily visible, making them more difficult to treat until it’s too late and the damage is irreversible.
You should always visit your optometrist when you notice any change in vision. However, if you are at risk for any retinal disease, you should get regularly tested in order to maintain optimal vision for as long as possible.
personalEYES are the eye specialists that can help you with a range of retinal diseases treatment.
Diseases That Affect the Retina
Some of the main retinal diseases that we see in our patients are:
- Diabetic retinopathy—this occurs when the blood vessels in the retina change, affecting central vision.
- Macular degeneration—MD causes damage to the macula which also affects central vision. It is the most common cause of blindness and vision loss in Australia.
- Retinal detachments or tears—if the retina is detached from its normal position, it can cause permanent vision loss.
- Macular holes— macular holes can cause blurred or distorted central vision.
- Flashes and floaters—vitreous floaters may be a symptom of a detached retina, which requires laser treatment or surgery.
- Retinitis pigmentosa—this is a group of diseases that causes retinal degeneration and a gradual decline in vision.
Treatment can vary based on the type of disease you have and its severity. In the case of some, like diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, we will not be able to reverse any damage that has already been done to the retina. However, we are able to utilise modern treatment methods to both slow the progression of the disease and prevent further damage to your vision.
For more information, visit us in any of our locations across NSW and the ACT or call personalEYES today on 1300 68 3937 to book an appointment.
Ready to see how we can help you?
We offer FREE Vision Correction, no obligation suitability assessment: we will thoroughly examine and measure your eyes, and discuss the options that will suit your lifestyle and your eyes.