Your retina is the thin tissue that coats the inside of your eye. It is responsible for receiving light energy and converting that light to impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain. It is this process that allows your brain to process visual images. Any damage to your retinal tissue can disrupt this important connection between the eye and the brain, ultimately causing vision disturbances (or even blindness if left untreated).
Dr. Robert Pendleton is trained to identify retinal diseases through dilated eye exams, diagnose specific conditions and provide the proper treatment to protect your vision. Our team helps patients manage their retinal conditions through the use of state-of-the-art therapy and advanced technology. We offer leading treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears/retinal detachments, and many other retina conditions that can cause vision loss.
Symptoms of retinal disorders can vary depending on the condition, but some common vision changes seen in our retinal patients include:
Age Related Macular degeneration (ARMD) is a progressive, degenerative eye disease that disrupts your central vision: the vision you need to see fine details and recognize faces.
A detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye. There are many reasons why your retina (the tissue at the back of your eye) can sustain damage, causing a tear or a partial or complete detachment.
Diabetic retinopathy is a progressive eye disease that damages the existing blood vessels in the retina and causes abnormal blood vessels to grow on the retina. This is triggered by chronic high blood sugar levels.
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