From subtle to serious retinal conditions, they all pose a risk to your long-term vision health and eyesight. According to the CDC, it is estimated that a combined 58M people in the U.S. will have advanced macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or cataracts by 2030.
However, there is hope. By taking care of your vision, such as receiving regular eye exams, you can spot early signs of vision deterioration and work actively to prevent the condition from worsening. For those who are currently affected, there are several common retina treatment options to help manage, improve, and repair your retina condition.
Common Retinal Treatment Options
Let’s discuss the various procedures available for retina disorders at Louisiana Retina, whether you need a simple intravitreal injection or require retina surgery. We perform these treatments to help restore vision or to reduce the risk of further damage to the eye and vision.
Eye injections treat various retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. This procedure involves inserting a needle into the eye and injecting a medication, such as a steroid or an antibody, directly into the inside cavity of the eye. Eye injections can help reduce inflammation, slow down the progression of disease, or improve vision in the affected eye. Injections are very safe and well tolerated.
A vitrectomy is a microscopic surgical procedure used to repair damage to the inside of the eye. This procedure treats conditions such as retinal detachment, macular holes, and diabetic retinopathy. During the procedure, patients are awake but comfortably sedated.
Scleral Buckle Surgery
Scleral buckle surgery is a procedure used to repair a detached retina with or without accessing the inside of the eye. During this procedure, a silicone band will be surgically placed around the eye. This band helps to push the wall of the eye against the detached retina, allowing it to reattach to the back of the eye correctly.
Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is most commonly used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Laser eye surgery can also repair retinal hemorrhages, retinal holes, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions.
Pneumatic Retinopexy Surgery
Pneumatic retinopexy surgery is a procedure typically used to treat a partially detached retina in the office without vitrectomy surgery. During this procedure, a gas bubble is injected into the eye and used to push against the retina and secure its position.
Seek Retinal Treatment at Louisiana Retina
Eye injections, scleral buckle surgery, laser eye surgery, vitrectomy, and pneumatic retinopexy surgery are just a few of the available treatments for retinal issues, depending on the type and severity of your condition.
We recommend discussing your options with your ophthalmologist to determine the best course of action for your individual case. At Louisiana Retina, our team of expert board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists specialize in medical and surgical treatments for the retina and vitreous, and they are members of the American Society of Retina Specialists.