Retinal detachment occurs when the retina becomes detached from the choroid. The choroid is a thin blood vessel that provides oxygen and nutrients to the retina. Vision can be permanently lost if it is not quickly reattached. Surgery is the only treatment for a retinal detachment. There are numerous surgical options depending on the size and type of detachment.
Macular degeneration is an age-related disease in which the macula (center part of the retina) deteriorates over time. Macular degeneration does not cause blindness but greatly affects your central vision. Currently, there aren’t any effective treatments for macular degeneration, but there are methods to help slow its progression over time. If you are over the age of 50 and have noticed that your central vision does not seem as strong as it used to be, call NeoVision to schedule an appointment. + Get Started
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina are damaged. At first, diabetic retinopathy may not show any symptoms, but over time it can lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is prevalent in patients who have Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. It is important to monitor your blood sugar levels to help make sure that you are doing everything in your power to prevent diabetic retinopathy. Currently, there is no cure for diabetic retinopathy, but laser treatments can help delay the onset of the disease. Dr. Gipson will monitor the changes in your retina to make sure you are provided with the right treatment.