Treatment for Retinal Diseases and Retinal Detachment
Degenerative conditions that affect the retina, the part of the eye responsible for forming images, can pose a serious threat to a person’s vision. When the retina deteriorates or becomes detached from the back of the eye, immediate treatment is needed to halt the progression of the disorder. The trusted ophthalmologists at Pocono Eye Associates, Inc. provide exceptional treatment for the following retinal conditions:
Macular degeneration affects the macula, the central area of the retina. It occurs when the macular tissue deteriorates or when abnormal blood vessels develop in the macula. Over time, these problems can cause blurred or distorted vision. While macular degeneration cannot be cured, it can be managed with low-vision aids and other medical, laser, and surgical treatments, depending on the degree of degeneration.
A macular hole is a small break in the macula, which is located in the center of the retina. The fluid that is inside the eye may leak through the hole, causing blurred and distorted vision. Some macular holes heal themselves, while others require surgery to repair the hole; our surgeons will diagnose the severity of the problem and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Diabetic patients are more prone to having retinal diseases. Diabetic retinopathy is a degenerative disease that damages the retinal blood vessels, thus inhibiting the retina’s ability to transmit images. Symptoms range from mild blurred vision to total loss of vision. Treatment for diabetic retinopathy depends on how far the disease has progressed and can include laser treatment of the blood vessels.
Retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from the back of the eye because of injury, disease, or other causes. Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of retinal detachment—sudden flashes of light, spots in the visual field, hazy vision, or the sensation of a curtain closing over the eyes—should seek treatment immediately to prevent permanent vision loss. Treatment options, including laser surgery or the insertion of devices to hold the retina in place, depend on the degree of detachment.
I had a traumatic injury to my eye and called to be seen on an emergency basis on a Friday despite that I wasn't an established client. The receptionist was kind and thorough. The office was clean, and the doctor and technical staff were very professional. There was very little wait-time on both my initial and follow-up visits. Highly recommended.
If I hadn't gone to them I'd still be wearing glasses. First ophthalmologist I saw didn't even tell me that there were toric implants that correct my astigmatism available for my cataract surgery. Thank goodness for Pocono Eye!
The service here was really great! The doctor was very cautious about dilating my eyes once he discovered I have narrow angles, which made me felt I was in good hands. Would highly recommend!
I have never had an issue here. I've been going numerous years now. Even when they did not accept my insurance I would come here. I have pressure issues with my eyes and they have been amazing with keeping it in check. The turn around with the nurses is high now but what matters to me is the Dr. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Negvesky.
I have been going here for years. Both Dr. Young and Dr. Pyle are great. Very knowledgeable. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my eyes!
I came in to have my eye glases adjusted and a lense put back in place. They had everything done in 15 minutes, we're quick to serve, and very polite. They didn't even charge for anything! Very happy customer!