Atlantic Retina Center specializes in a full range of diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula. These include, but are not limited to:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
A common cause of vision loss in people over age 60. AMD can cause loss of central vision in one or both eyes, you may have no obvious vision loss. Patient’s most commonly experience fuzzy or blurry areas in vision, distorted or wavy lines, dark spots in central vision, and/or faded color vision.
Diabetic damage to the blood vessels in the eye. This condition can lead to vision loss or blindness. Diabetic Retinopathy can cause blurry, darkened, or cloudy vision, or floaters.
Anyone can have a tear or detachment of the retina. Factors that make a patient more likely to have a tear or detachment are nearsightedness, previous eye surgery, trauma to the eye, or a family history. Symptoms include floaters, flashes of light, blurry vision, “cobwebs” or a curtain/shadow across your vision.
The macula, which is responsible for your central vision, is normally flat. When it wrinkles, folds, creases, or bulges it is referred to as a Macular Pucker. Symptoms include blurred central vision, distorted or wavy lines, or a central blind spot.
Your eye is filled with a gel-like substance called vitreous which shrinks as we age. During this process the vitreous can pull and/or tug on the macula and cause a Macular Hole. Symptoms include blurred central vision or a central blind spot.
Retinal Vascular Occlusion
A vascular occlusion is the result of a blocked vein. Certain disease such as Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, or blood disorders can contribute to vascular occlusions. Symptoms include blurred vision or sudden loss of vision.