The retina is an integral part of the eye. This thin, light-absorbing tissue lines the rear portion of the eye. It sends messages to the optic nerve, which delivers what is seen to the brain for interpretation. This is how information is shared from the eyes to the brain to physically “see.” When problems occur with the retina, it can result in blurry or lost vision. In some instances, these conditions left untreated can cause permanent vision loss. Dr. George Salib of The Orange County Eye Institute encourages patients in and around the Laguna Hills, CA area to undergo regular eye examinations.
An ophthalmologist is an eye doctor who is dedicated to the field of ophthalmology and can help patients with their vision. Dr. George Salib is experienced in assisting adult patients with a wide range of vision concerns and can diagnose and treat a myriad of issues. When problems arise with the retina, visiting his practice for an examination and diagnosis is the first step in taking good care of your eyes.
The retina can experience many issues, which may include, but are not limited to:
- Central serous chorioretinopathy
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal tears
- Retinal detachment
- Macular hole
- Diabetic macular edema
- Posterior vitreous detachment
- Wet and dry age-related macular degeneration
- Branch and central retinal vein occlusion
- Retinal artery occlusion
- Lattice degeneration
- Vitreomacular adhesion
- Cystoid macular edema
- Epiretinal membrane (macular pucker)
Many of the above conditions can be diagnosed with a simple examination by an ophthalmologist such as Dr. George Salib. He can discuss with patients the diagnosis and then work with them to determine which retinal procedures can be performed to address the problem at hand. He can educate patients on the cause of the condition, what the condition can do to the health of the eye, and cover the importance of having the treatment done.
Patients in and around the Laguna Hills, CA area are welcome to contact The Orange County Eye Institute to schedule an examination and learn about the health of their eyesight. Vision is something many patients take for granted until it’s gone.