Your retina is located at the back of your eye. Although it is a thin, light-sensitive tissue, it packs a punch: it is responsible for controlling how you see images. In an ideal eye, images focus on the retina and those images are converted into electrical impulses that are transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain. It makes sense, then, that any damage to the retina will result in vision problems ranging from blurriness to spots to decreased central vision and even blindness.
Types of Retinal Diseases
There are many different types of retinal diseases including, but not limited to:
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Detachment
- Retinal Tears
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Vein Occlusion
- Macular Edema
- Macular Hole
- Macular Pucker
- Flashes and Floaters
Retinal Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Dr. Michael P. Pennachio will diagnose and recommend treatment options. The treatment will depend on which part of the retina is affected, how severe the problem is and what is causing the problem. A comprehensive dilated eye exam will help Dr. Pennachio diagnose the issue and recommend treatment options.
Schedule Your Eye Exam in Lake County, Florida
If you are experiencing any vision problems, don’t wait until your vision is permanently lost. Contact us today to schedule an eye exam in Eustis or Clermont.