Are you looking for an expert ophthalmologist who specializes in treatment of the retina, including performing laser therapy? At our eye care practice, Retina Consultants of Long Island, our Malverne retina doctor specializes in providing compassionate and personalized care involving the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases and disorders, including laser therapy.
Our practice, Retina Consultants of Long Island, was founded by Dr. Edward M. Stroh. Dr. Stroh is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been serving our Rockville Centre community for more than 18 years. Our office is state-of-the-art and offers a warm and inviting environment for all of our patients. At our practice, our highly acclaimed Malverne retina doctor is always sure to listen to the individual needs of our patients, and to provide treatment for each patient keeping those needs in mind. Our ophthalmologist is an expert in providing patients with all kinds of treatments for their retinal problems, including laser therapy when needed. Some of the conditions we specialize in include: macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; retinal holes; and retinal detachments.
At our practice, our Malverne retina doctor will recommend laser therapy when it is the best treatment option available. However, patients come to our eye care practice for many different types of treatments and therapies which do not necessarily involve laser therapy. One area where laser surgery is very helpful is in treating leaking blood vessels that are caused by age-related macular degeneration. When this treatment is used it will often slow down the loss of central vision that is caused by this disorder. The macula is located in the center of the retina, and is the part of the retina that allows you to see fine details in the center of your field of vision. There is both hot laser and cold laser therapy for macular degeneration. Our doctor will be able to discuss the differences with you. If you have a sudden retinal detachment, surgery is immediately needed to reattach the retina to prevent or reverse vision loss. When you suffer a retinal detachment it is imperative that you have immediate surgery. The longer you delay in having surgery, the smaller the chances become that your good vision will be able to be restored. Generally, surgery needs to be done at least within a few days of diagnosis, if diagnosis is immediate. If you have surgery while the macula is still attached vision can generally be saved. Laser surgery is also used to fix retinal tears. For an appointment to see our Malverne retina doctor for exemplary laser therapy and ophthalmologic care, contact us today.