Your vision care needs can change throughout your lifetime. If you have diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or other eye condition, you may require more extensive eye care from a retina specialist. At Today’s Vision Northside in Houston, we can refer you to a retina specialist when appropriate treatment is needed for your condition.
What Is A Retina Specialist?
A retina specialist is an ophthalmologist that receives special training in vitreoretinal medicine. These medical doctors use specialized equipment and tools to diagnose, evaluate, and treat severe cases of trauma or diseases in the eyes. They can be the most critical members of your healthcare team when you have conditions that put you at risk for serious vision problems, including:
Individuals with diabetes are at special risk for developing vision problems. This is due to high glucose levels causing damage to the blood vessels in the retina. This disease can lead to macular edema or retinal detachment, which is an emergency situation that needs to be treated right away.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD, is a progressive eye disease associated with aging. Since loss of central vision can occur, treatment is needed to slow the progression of AMD.
A hole can develop in the macula that can distort your central field of vision. A retinal specialist can surgically repair the hole to restore all or some of your vision.
When Do You Need A Retinal Specialist?
During your eye exam, our eye doctor can view the internal structures of your eyes to detect any abnormalities that may be occurring. In some cases, our doctor may find signs of potential problems. As a result, we may refer you to an ophthalmologist or retina specialist for appropriate treatment.
Retina Specialist Referrals in Houston, Texas
Dr. Amador Sanchez uses his extensive training in optometry to help his patients in Houston and surrounding communities maintain good vision and eye health. We offer many vision services, including comprehensive exams, contact lens fitting, computer vision treatment, pre- and post-LASIK eye care, and management of eye diseases. Call Today’s Vision Northside today at 713-694-3937 for an appointment to have your eyes examined and receive comprehensive care for your vision.