Information About Vision Retinal Conditions

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Nutritional biochemistry is research and science that links certain retinal conditions to the nutrition, diet, and health of an individual.

High blood pressure can greatly affect the health of your eyes, which is why it is crucial to maintain healthy blood pressure to protect your vision.

Diagnostic testing for retinal disorders and diseases by our retina specialists at RCH is available to patients at all of our Houston, TX locations.

Macular degeneration is a common retinal disease that can lead to central vision loss. It is a condition that must be managed to preserve sight.

Common eye surface problems can include blepharitis, dry eye, and subconjuntival hemorrhage, and treatments and symptoms can range greatly.

A macular hole can occur for several reasons and is identified as a small break in the macula of the eye causing visual impairment.

Retained lens fragments occur when parts of the cataract lens remain in the eye following a cataract removal surgery, which can cause future issues.

Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) exists when a retinal artery becomes blocked causing a lack of oxygen, which can then lead to severe vision loss.

Central serous retinopathy occurs due to a collection of fluid below the retina and can cause unpleasant symptoms that affect vision quality.

Flashes and floaters can cause issues with vision, making it appear as if yo see specks, lines, or clouds in your line of vision.

When scar tissue forms on the surface of the retina, it can cause the retina to wrinkle, resulting in blurry vision. This is called a macular pucker.

Cystoid macular edema occurs when abnormal fluid accumulates in the macula, resulting in the presence of cyst-like fluid groupings that impair vision.

People with diabetes run the risk of having abnormal blood sugar levels that can affect the ocular blood vessels, and lead to diabetic retinopathy.

Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle part of the eye. It can occur in any part of the eye including the optic nerve and retina.

A retinal tear occurs when the protective vitreous gel pulls away from the retina, which is often caused by an undiagnosed retinal detachment.

We have surgical (pars plana vitrectomy) and nonsurgical options (Jetrea injections) for treating your vitreous body disorder for real relief.

With no known cure, idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia (PFT) can be managed with intravitreal injections and laser photocoagulation treatments here.

The type and severity level of retinal condition and age of the patient are all diagnostic variables in the treatment of congenital retina defects.

Any intraocular infection, from severe conjunctivitis or an infection of the entire eye, is an ocular emergency that needs immediate treatment.

Proliferative retinal diseases (PRD) develop when new blood vessels form on the surface of the retina, which can make the retina vulnerable and weak.

Peripheral retinal pathologies (macular holes or tears, lattice degeneration, tumors, and more) cannot be left untreated and can lead to vision loss.

Certain ocular conditions such as high myopia, pseudoexfoliation, or retinitis pigmentosa can be the cause of the development of a dislocated lens.

A retinal detachment, which requires surgery, should be treated by a specialist who dedicated his or her training to the retina, vitreous, and macula.

A retinal vein occlusion (RVO) occurs when one of the retinal veins becomes blocked. This causes serious symptoms and requires immediate treatment.

Retinal dystrophies are inherited or genetic diseases that result from an abnormality in your DNA, which gives rise to a range of retinal diseases.

A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) occurs when the vitreous gel separates from the retina, which lines the back wall of the eye, causing flashes.

An epiretinal membrane (known as a macular pucker) is a condition of the retina that is caused when fibrous tissue forms on the surface of the macula.

Ocular trauma occurs when the eye has been injured from a direct hit, a sharp object, or other traumatic event that can harm the retina or cornea.

We have options for treating ocular metastases for patients who have cancer in another organ (like the breast or lung) that spreads to the eye.

A choroidal nevus is a collection of pigmented or non-pigmented cells in the choroid, the vascular layer of the eye, that can grow into a melanoma.

Congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (CHRPE) is a flat, pigmented spot in the outer layer of the retina at the back of the eye.

There are many different forms of both leukemia and lymphoma, and they affect the eyes in different ways for both children and adult patients at RCH.

Iris nevi (freckles) or clusters of melanocytes in the iris are generally not a problem, but they can evolve into malignant tumors.

Uveal melanoma is a malignant tumor in the pigmented layers of the eye. It is possible to save the eye and vision for nearly all patients.

Vascular tumors of the eye arise from blood vessels in various layers of the eye. They are not malignant but can cause vision loss.

Cryopexy is a treatment that uses cold therapy to help treat retinal tears and detachments while destroying any existing abnormal tissue.

Dr. Amy C. Schefler performs enucleation (surgical removal of the eye) operations for patients with uveal melanoma or a severe disease of the eyeball.

By removing eye's vitreous gel (vitrectomy), our doctors can treat a retinal detachment, remove scar tissue, and diagnose other disorders of the eye.

Our board-certified retinal surgeons have performed numerous pneumatic retinopexy procedures to repair a retinal detachment or a horseshoe tear.

A scleral buckle surgery is effective in repairing retinal detachments, breaks, and holes in the retina and can be combined with cryopexy or lasers.

Focal laser treatments are used to target specific areas (sometimes near the macula) for sealing leaking blood vessels to help resolve macular edema.

The panretinal photocoagulation laser is dedicated to the outer band of the retina, obstructing abnormal tissue growth that may distort your vision.

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