A retinal tear doesn’t always call or a surgical solution, but a retinal detachment typically does. At Retina Consultants of Long Island, we want to impress upon you the serious nature of a retinal detachment. If not addressed in a timely fashion, the retina, which will lose its supply of blood and consequently its nutrition, can cease to work entirely. But there is no need to panic. Our Freeport retinal eye surgeon is highly skilled and experienced in repairing detached retinas, using one of three procedures, depending on your unique circumstances.
Vitrectomy, usually performed on an outpatient basis, is a surgery in which your vitreous gel is removed, generally as a way of treating bleeding that has occurred within the retina. This procedure allows our Freeport retinal eye surgeon to have access to fix the problem. It takes about two to three hours to complete and is either done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia.
The scleral buckle procedure is done by our Freeport retinal eye surgeon placing a piece of plastic (or other flexible material) over the white of your eye (know as the sclera) and then sewing it in place. It then exerts pressure on your retina so that it can resume its normal position, flat against the wall of your eye. Heat (or sometimes cold) is typically used to assist the retina in forming a new bond. It is an outpatient procedure and either local or general anesthesia is used for it.
Some retinal detachments are treated with pneumatic retinopexy. In this, our Freeport retinal eye surgeon will inject a bubble of gas into the center of your eye. The bubble presses on the retina and then photocoagulation, which is a laser method,is used to seal the retina back to normal again. The bubble will be kept in your eye for between one and three weeks afterward to make certain that the bond is reliable. This surgery is also done outpatient under local anesthesia. The best news is that about 90% of detached retinas can be repaired using one of these three surgeries. Which procedure is right for you will be determined after an exam and consultation.
Have you been diagnosed as being at risk or in possession of a retinal health problem? The retina of your eye is the key to your vision, and as such the health and safety of this region of the eye is tantamount to seeing clearly. Often times patients can experience disorders as they age, as a result of diabetes, or at any age in life due to severe levels of nearsightedness or astigmatism causing retinal detachment. Fortunately, the latest advances in optical technology offer more advanced methods of care than ever before. You can find the care your eyes need with your local Oceanside retina specialist at the state of the art offices of the Retina Consultants of Long Island.
For eyes which are growing in age or suffer from severe levels of an vision problem, regular visits to a retina specialist can be exactly what you need to keep your eyes safe from harm. While a stand eye doctor will provide basic testing for vision problems, an ophthalmologist is specially trained and educated in the needs of optical diseases to detect these destructive problems in their earliest stages before your vision can be harmed. Your Oceanside retina specialist utilizes advanced technology, including angiography, tomography, fundus photography, and optical ultrasounds for highly detailed images and maps of your eye that can pin point the slightest changes in the health of retina for an exacting and immediate diagnosis.
Any diagnosis of retinal detachment must be treated as soon as possible. Cases of retinal detachment can cause permanent blindness without immediate care. Fortunately, the majority of retinal detachment cases can be fully treated with one visit to your Oceanside retinal specialist. Your optical surgeon offers three type of retinal repair surgeries to treat different levels of detachment, from minor tears to complete separation from the back wall of the eye. Those who suffer from the beginning stages of wet age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy can often find effective care through the simple use of intravitreal injections into the eye. For more advanced levels of age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, laser therapy procedures can be used to destroy the lesions which are interrupting your vision, without harming or even disturbing any of the other tissues of the eye for efficient optical surgical care.
For the best in advanced vision care, be sure to book your next appointment with your neighborhood Oceanside retina specialist at the esteemed practice of the Retina Consultants of Long Island. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff have been proudly serving your local community for over 18 years with the latest advancements in optical technology and procedure to treat retinal problems. With the help of the Retina Consultants of Long Island, you can find the care you need to see clearly.
Staying on top of your eye health is vital to taking care of your overall physical health. In addition to scheduling annual physicals, you should also be scheduling exams and checkups with your eye doctors, especially if you have any sort of eye condition. Monitoring your health is important, especially if you have an eye disease. Our Hewlett retina expert at Retina Consultants of Long Island can help provide those with serious eye conditions and those at risk for developing them with the treatment and laser therapy that they need.
Eye conditions come in a variety of forms. Some conditions are simple and rather common, such as vision impairments. Eye conditions like these can easily be treated with the use of prescription lenses that make up for any disparities in the shape of your cornea. Other eye conditions or diseases may be more complicated than that. Some of the more serious eye diseases include diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and ocular histoplasmosis. These conditions may require more intensive care and treatment to take care of properly. These eye conditions are also directly related to your retina, which is the portion of the eye that receives light, registers images and sends that information to the brain. Any serious damage to the retina can result in vision loss, which is why regular checkups and treatment are so important. Here at Retina Consultants of Long Island, our Hewlett retina expert, Dr. Edward M. Stroh, can give patients with retinal issues the appropriate laser therapy they need. A laser is an instrument that can produce a high-intensity beam of light energy that when focused can be used to treat eye conditions. Dr. Stroh will be able to focus the laser precisely into your eye and direct the laser to treat small areas while leaving surrounding portions of your eye untouched.
If you have a retinal eye condition, Dr. Stroh can help. Laser therapy can be used to destroy any lesions or to join any tissues together depending on what you need done. Laser therapy can help preserve your vision and can even help prevent vision loss if performed early on. If you are interested in laser therapy, call us here at Retina Consultants of Long Island and schedule an appointment with our Hewlett retina expert, Dr. Stroh, today.
Your eyes are incredibly complex organs and can take a bit more maintenance than you may initially think. Unfortunately, eye care and eye health are often overlooked by many people and they fail to make sure that they receive the proper optical care that they need to stay healthy. There are many parts of the eye that are susceptible to injury or disease, but when it comes to the retina, our team here at Retina Consultants of Long Island is here to help. Retinal care can be delicate and our eye specialist here in Oceanside can provide you with any laser therapy that you may need.
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Our team here at Retina Consultants of Long Island is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. Eye conditions should be handled very delicately and with the utmost care, and our team here in Oceanside is more than well-equipped to provide each and every patient with the absolutely personalized treatment that they need and deserve, especially when it comes to diseases or complications of the retina. The retina is the part of the eye that processes light it receives as images to the brain and is vital to your vision. There are plenty of imminent retinal diseases or conditions that need expert treatment in order to preserve the quality of your vision. Among some of the services we provide here at our offices in Oceanside include laser therapy, surgical repair of the retina, intravitreal injections and intravitreal implants. Aside from providing these services our expert ophthalmologists also specialize in both the diagnosis and treatment of any retinal diseases and conditions. Some retinal diseases may include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, as well as retinal tears, holes and detachments.
You may not quite realize just how important your eye health is until it is compromised. Regular visits with your eye doctor can help identify any problems or issues and if any retinal related issues are spotted, your doctor can refer to us here at Retina Consultants of Long Island. Our eye specialist here in Oceanside can provide you with the expert eye and retinal care that you need, whether it is a diagnosis, laser treatment, or surgery.
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Your retina is the clear tissue in the back of your eye that helps you to see the images that are focused on it by your cornea and lens. The most common type of retinal detachments are frequently due to a hole or tear in your retina. When eye fluids leak through this opening, it causes your retina to separate from your underlying tissues. When your retina becomes detached, bleeding from area blood vessels can cloud the inside of your eye, which is normally filled with vitreous fluid. Your central vision will become seriously affected if your macula, the part of the retina responsible for fine vision, becomes detached. Often caused by a condition called posterior vitreous detachment, retinal detachments may also be caused by trauma and very bad nearsightedness. At your initial consultation with our Oceanside retina specialist, at Retina Consultants of Long Island, you will be asked if there has been any family history of retinal detachment, as this may also increase your risk.
Some symptoms of retinal detachment are bright flashes of light, blurred vision, floaters in your eye, and shadow or blindness in a part of the visual field in one of your eyes. Our Oceanside retina specialist will perform various tests to check your retina and pupil response as well as your ability to see colors correctly. Most of our patients with a detachment will need retina surgery, and that surgery can be done right away. Retina surgery may not be needed if you don’t have any of the symptoms, or if you’ve had the detachment for a while. Our Oceanside retina specialist can perform certain retina surgeries right in our office and special lasers can also be used to seal tears or holes in your retina before a retinal detachment occurs.
More severe detachments or conditions may require surgery in a hospital operating room and those procedures include scleral buckle to gently push your eye wall up against the retina and vitrectomy, to remove gel or scar tissue pulling on your retina. Our Oceanside retina specialis performs this surgery for the largest tears and detachments. How well you do after a retinal detachment depends on the location and extent of the detachment and how early we can begin treatment. If your macula was not damaged, the outlook with retina surgery can be excellent.
Have you experienced flashes of light across your visual field, often accompanied by what appear to be dark spots or floaters in your field of vision? These can be the first symptoms of a retinal detachment, a serious optical health problem which occurs when the vitreous gel which normally fills the center of the eye for a healthy form somehow shrinks, causing the retina to detach from the eye itself. Retinal detachment is a severe problem which can cause total blindness without the immediate help of your local Hewlett retina surgeon with vitrectomies for retinal detachments from the advanced care practice of the Retina Consultants of Long Island.
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A vitrectomy for retinal detachment works to reattach the retina to the eye, as well as protecting or in some cases reversing vision loss entirely. This procedure begins by removing the vitreous gel from the center of your eye. This allows your professional Hewlett retina surgeon to access the back of your eye where the optic nerves are located. The vitreous gel is removed by making a small incision into the gel, and sucking the gel out of the eye through the use of state of the art tools. Once this is complete, the retina is then the treated through the use of advanced laser technology which can work to repair the regions of the eye in which the retina has become detached, as well as repair tears or holes in the retina or macula, and can even be used to remove any scar tissue that has formed on top of the retina which can cause sight loss for many patients without proper care. With the retina reattached and safely prepared, your optical surgeon then replace the vitreous gel with either silicone oil or gas to return the eye to normal intraocular pressure. Local or general anesthesia can be used for a vitrectomy as per the patient’s preference. Patients will be required to stop the use of any form of blood thinner at least five days before the day their surgery is scheduled to take place. Procedural time lasts anywhere from one hour to several hours, depending on the level of damage to the retina. Patients will also need to wear a patch over their eye for a required level of time for healthy healing.
For the best in optical care that can work to restore vision loss from retinal detachment, be sure to visit the experts at your neighborhood Hewlett retina surgeon. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the offices of the Retina Consultants of Long Island have been proudly serving your local community for over 18 years with laser therapy and advanced optical care. With a vitrectomy from the Retina Consultants of Long Island, your vision can be saved from permanent harm.
Advanced treatment in diabetic retinopathy from Retina Consultants of Long Island has made it easier to manage the effects that diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, can have on your eyes. MicroPulse laser technology represents the state of the art for addressing retinopathy and our Hewlett diabetic eye doctor is pleased to make it available to our valued patients who need it.
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Diabetic retinopathy can lead to serious damage occurring to the blood vessels in your eyes. If it progresses without treatment, it can eventually bring about permanent loss of vision. What MicroPulse laser treatment does is to shrink and scar the blood vessels that have become abnormally large and have begun to bleed into the vitreous, the thick and clear substance in the middle of your eye. This type of laser treatment has existed before, but our Hewlett diabetic eye doctor is particularly excited about MicroPulse because it manages to do every bit as good a job as the earlier laser treatments while carrying less risk of thermal damage and scarring to the surrounding retinal tissue. So it is fair to say that your diabetic retinopathy can be treated effectively and also more safely than ever before.
If you are diabetic, it is essential to be examined at least once per year by our Hewlett diabetic eye doctor in order to determine if your diabetes is causing any ill effects to your eyes. The most important goal is to keep you from suffering vision loss at all or at least to prevent any further vision loss in the worst case scenario. Symptoms are typically not present in the early stages of the disease and treatments tend to be simpler with less risk of complication if it is caught before advancing. MicroPulse is generally utilized at the point where retinopathy has progressed. There are several factors that determine how much damage the disease can cause and in what time frame. It is a good idea to work closely with our Hewlett diabetic eye doctor to not only regulate your blood sugar but to assess your overall risk and develop a plan that gives you the greatest chance of positive outcomes.
Our Hewlett retina eye doctor, Edward M. Stroh, conducts eye angiography testing in order to confirm and locate leakages in the blood vessels of your eye, and to help find any blockages in the blood vessels. Essentially, an eye angiogram is performed to examine the flow of blood through the blood vessels present in your eye. Eye angiography testing is conducted using a yellow colored dye that is inserted into your blood, then cameras are used in order to monitor the flow.
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The dye is actually injected into a vein in your arm and circulates through your bloodstream and enters the eyes within 10-15 seconds. Once it enters your eyes, a series of photos are immediately taken so the course of blood can be properly charted. If your blood vessels are working properly, the blood with the dye will circulate through your eyes normally. However, if your blood vessels are not healthy, or have developed a leak, the liquid dye may leak out of your blood vessels and spill into your tissues or eye fluids. To correctly monitor this, a series of pictures are taken as the day progresses. These special cameras are designed to filter out and photograph only the areas that have been colored by the dye. As the dyed areas show up in the pictures, their course can be charted easily during the eye angiography testing.
To prepare for the eye angiography testing, glasses or contact lenses have to be removed. Due to possible staining, contact lenses can’t be put back in for a few days after the test. If you have any allergies, discuss them with Dr. Stroh, as well as any long term medications you may be taking. Dr. Stroh also needs to know if you have had glaucoma at any stage in your life, because the medication for it should not be taken for some time. Our Hewlett retina eye doctor, at Retina Consultants of Long Island, will consult with you prior to the testing, so you know exactly what to expect, and to put your mind at ease regarding the entire process.
Are you tired of constantly needing to visit your local optical care experts for injections in order to keep your eye from being harmed by your age-related vision problem? Illnesses of the eye such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration require regular care in order to monitor the spread of the disease closely, and for many of us this can also mean regular intravitreal injections in order to stop this disease from causing any further damage or harm to your eyes. If you are tired of the constant need for these appointments, or simply require a more advanced form of care, simply visit your local Hewlett eye surgeon at the offices of the Retina Consultants of Long Island and ask how intravitreal implants can work for you.
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Often times intravitreal injections are also used to treat uveitis, a simple inflammation of the uveal layer of the eye that can lead to cataracts of glaucoma without regularly scheduled injections. Fortunately, the latest advances in optical technology and procedure have come together to form one of the most remarkable advancements in the treatment of optical conditions within the uvea through the use of intravitreal implants which can replace your need for regular injections from your professional Hewlett eye surgeon for an average of 30 months, or two and a half years. This implant is placed directly where it is needed most, within the posterior segment of the eye at the sight of your optical illness to provide a continuous release of the same corticosteroid medications you would otherwise receive through regular injections, allowing your doctor to insure that your eyes are truly being cared for around the clock to stop the disease from progressing into cataracts or glaucoma which can cause permanent loss of sight without laser surgery to correct these issues. This can work to insure that the more complex forms of uveitis, such as posterior uveitis, are stopped from causing progressive loss of vision. By utilizing an intravitreal implant, you no longer has to suffer from the inconvenience of an indwelling catheter, as well as being more effective against CMV retinitis, all while greatly lowering the risks of overall systemic toxicity.
If you are over the age of 40 and suffering from age-related optical conditions, uveitis, no matter how old you are, you can still receive the most advanced form of treatment possible to treat your advanced vision problems more effectively than ever before with intravitreal implants from your neighborhood Hewlett eye surgeon. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the state of the art practice of the Retina Consultants of Long Island have been proudly serving your local community for over 18 years. Our retinal disease experts are exactly what you need to see more clearly with intravitreal implants at the Retina Consultants of Long Island.
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially dangerous disease that can affect the eyes of those with type one or type two diabetes. At Retina Consultants of Long Island, we take diabetic retinopathy seriously and we’re pleased to offer retinal laser therapy to treat it. So if you have already been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy or if you have diabetes at all, you should call us and schedule an exam with our Hewlett retina specialist, Dr. Edward M. Stroh.
When caught early, diabetic retinopathy can be treated effectively. However, if not addressed promptly, it can result in damage to your blood vessels and even permanent vision loss in extreme cases. There are often no symptoms at first. If you are diabetic, it is even more important to have a yearly eye exam with our Hewlett retina specialist than it is for other people. When diabetic retinopathy has caused damage and other less invasive treatments have proven to be ineffective or the injury to the eye has become too severe, retinal laser therapy can be used to shrink the blood vessels in your retina that have become abnormally large due to retinopathy and have begun to bleed into the vitreous ( the gel-like and transparent fluid in the center of your eye).
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Multiple lasers are used by our Hewlett retina specialist. There are risks, however. You could lose some of your peripheral vision (side to side) after the surgery. While it is uncommon for lost vision to be recovered from this procedure, in most cases it is successful in maintaining central vision and in preventing any additional vision loss. Of course, the primary goal is to prevent reaching the point where retinal laser therapy is necessary at all.
The best strategy for you if you are diabetic is to make sure that you get a complete eye exam with our Hewlett retina specialist every year without fail. That along with employing the best methods for keeping your blood sugar regulated in conjunction with your primary physician will give you the best chance to keep diabetic retinopathy from causing you ill effects. Staying on top of your eye health is our goal and with your help, we can do it.