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Retinal Disorders

Example of vision with retinitis pigmentosa, a retinal disorder.
Example of vision with macular degeneration, a retinal disorder.
Example of vision with diabetic retinopathy, a retinal disorder.

Retinal disorders are the leading cause of blindness in the United States. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye. When a retinal tear or detachment occurs, you may see a sudden increase in the size and number of floaters, a sudden appearance of flashes, a shadow in your peripheral (side) vision, or a dark gray curtain move across your field of vision.

Older people may develop macular degeneration, which is a disease of the macula, a small area in the retina. When the macula does not work properly, your central vision can be blurry and you may have areas that are dark or distorted, but your peripheral (side) vision is not affected.

People with diabetes may also suffer vision problems due to damage to blood vessels in the retina by high blood sugar levels.

Treatment and Surgery of Retina

Eye physicians at Klein & Scannapiego can detect and diagnose retinal disorders during eye examinations. Depending on the type and severity of the disorder, our retinal specialists will administer medical treatment and surgery as needed. Schedule an eye examination at one of our offices if you have symptoms of retinal disorders.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Warren Klein
Ophthalmologist and Surgeon

Dr. Saveren Scannapiego
Ophthalmologist and Surgeon

Dr. Shawn Klein
Ophthalmologist and Surgeon

Dr. Andrew Burrows
Retina Specialist and Surgeon

Dr. Mark Gordon
Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Julienne Walker
Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Renu Shah
Doctor of Optometry

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