There are several eye conditions that an ophthalmologist might describe as vitreoretinal disorders. The retina is a lining located at the back of the eye. It has millions of cells that react to light that are called photoreceptors that help distinguish colors. Near the center of the retina is the macula. Its primary purpose is to process vision straight ahead. The area between the retina and the lens at the front of the eye is filled with gel-like fluid known as vitreous fluid. If a condition arises that affects that fluid, vision can become significantly diminished or even lost. At Benefield Eye Care here in Gulfport, MS, we treat patients suffering from various vitreoretinal disorders.
Vitreoretinal Disorders That We Treat
If a person's retina or vitreous are damaged, eye surgery might be the only alternative to restore permanently impaired vision. Here are some of the conditions that an eye doctor might need to perform surgery on:
- Macular degeneration
- A macular hole
- Retinal tears
- Retinal detachment
- Diabetic retinopathy
Vitreoretinal Conditions Can be Treated
The retina and macula are key components of visual acuity. Should you or a family member experience issues that you believe are attributable to vitreoretinal disease, you should contact us for an appointment and examination as soon as you can. Likely, the condition will only worsen if you don't. Treatment is available to stop the progression of vitreoretinal disorders such as retinal detachment.
Contact Our Eye Doctor for Eye Disease Treatment
How we treat your condition will depend on its nature and extent. In many cases, surgery will not be necessary. Our ophthalmologist will assess your condition to determine whether or not you are suffering from a vitreoretinal disorder and provide the corresponding treatment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Benefield Eye Care today at (228) 328-0972.