If your retina becomes damaged or unhealthy, it can lead to vision problems. When there is a decline in your ability to see and navigate daily activities, our ophthalmologists at Cornea Consultants of Nashville, which serves Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro, TN, utilize retinal surgery. The procedure can repair issues that affect the retina, such as retinal detachment, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy. You can find out more about this procedure below:
What is Retinal Surgery?
Your retina sends visual signals from your eye to your brain. It is responsible for creating a clear and detailed image of what is happening around you and is a crucial component of your eye. When it isn't functioning properly, your vision becomes worse. Retinal surgery helps to correct your vision and prevents further damage to the retina.
Conditions Treated with Retinal Surgery
Your results will depend on the reason why surgery is needed. Certain retinal conditions respond very well to surgery. If you're experiencing retinal detachment, a condition where your retina has pulled away from the back of your eye, you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. A macular hole is another condition that responds well to treatment, as it is a condition that forms a small hole in the macula. This part of the retina is responsible for producing sharp and detailed vision.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes-related complication that causes damage to the retina's small blood vessels. This can cut the blood flow to the retina, resulting in vision problems, including blurry vision or vision loss. Sometimes the damage caused is too extensive for conservative treatment methods, and retinal surgery is the only option to restore or maintain your current vision level.
Potential Risks of Retinal Surgery
Just as with any surgery, Retinal surgery has some risks. Before deciding whether you're interested in the procedure, we recommend to speak with our ophthalmologists.
We offer comprehensive eye surgery consultation services to the communities of Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro, TN. We will guide you through the steps of the procedure so you can make an informed decision and have the best possible outcome. Our ophthalmologists will perform an eye exam and discuss your medical history with you. In addition, we may order tests to assess the current condition of your retina and determine which treatment would be best for you.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
To learn more about retinal surgery, contact Cornea Consultants of Nashville, which serves Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro, TN, at (615) 320-7200 today. We would be happy to tell you more about the procedure and set you up with a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists!