• Retinal Conditions

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    The retina is the layer of nerve cells lining the back wall inside the eye. This layer senses light  and sends signals to the brain so you can see. Bassett's ophthalmologists treat many conditions related to the retina, including:

    • Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy - when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina.
    • Detached and torn retina - with age, a clear gel in the middle of the eye called the vitreous detaches from the retina. Sometimes, if the vitreous pulls too hard, it can tear the retina causing vision problems
    • Vitrectomy - a type of eye surgery that treats disorders of the retina (the light-sensing tissue at the back of the eye) and the vitreous (the clear, jelly-like substance that fills the middle of the eye. During vitrectomy, the vitreous is removed and usually replace by a saltwater solution. Vitrectomy surgery often improves or stabilizes vision by removing any blood or debris (from infection or inflammation) that may be blocking or blurring light as it focuses on the retina.
    • Macular Hole
    • Macular pucker
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Cystoid Macular Edema
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa
    • Retinal Inflammatory Disease (Uveitis)