Your eyes are at work from the moment you wake up until the moment you close them to go to sleep. They take in tons of information about the world around you. Light rays enter the eye through the cornea, pupil, and lens. These light rays are focused directly onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The retina converts light rays into impulses; sent through the optic nerve to your brain, where they are recognized as images.
A fellowship-trained retina specialist receives additional training in the medical and surgical treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, and ophthalmic ultrasound.
Watch this video from The American Society of Retina Specialists to learn more
The American Society of Retina Specialists makes the following fact sheets available for their members. Each fact sheet contains information on causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatments for each of the conditions.
ESA’s retina specialist provides services for most of these conditions. Please call us to make an appointment.
- Acquired Vitelliform Lesions
- Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
- Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
- Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
- Charles Bonnet Syndrome
- Choroidal Detachment
- Complex Retinal Detachment
- Epiretinal Membranes
- Idiopathic Juxtafoveal Telangiectasis
- Infectious Retinitis
- Intraocular Lens Dislocation
- Lattice Degeneration
- Macular Edema
- Macular Hole
- Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy
- Posterior Vitreous Detachment
- Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
- Retained Lens Fragments
- Retinal Artery Occlusion
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinal Tears
- Retinitis Pigmentosa and Retinal Prosthesis
- Vitrectomy for Floaters
- Vitreomacular Traction Syndrome