For 35 years, our award-winning physicians have specialized in treating retina disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetes-related eye disease, histoplasmosis, and more. Call us or visit our website for more information!
Retina Associates of Kentucky offers retinal care to patients through Kentucky. You may call our office at 1-800-627-2020 to schedule an appointment at any of our 10 locations. Our Macular Degeneration Institute physicians are encouraging early detection to our patients and their families. Our physicians are committed to providing state-of-the-art total care for AMD patients with diagnosis, education, prevention, treatment, research, low vision services and support groups. Meet our physicians here or choose a doctor from the list below:
Retina Associates of Kentucky's physicians and staff diagnose and treat many retina disorders, with specialization in retina detachments, macular degeneration, diabetes-related conditions and histoplasmosis. Retina Associates of Kentucky Research Division engages in research studies on national and international levels, working in collaboration with other research centers such as the National Eye Institute. Our award-winning retina specialists have, once again, been listed in the 2013 Edition of "Best Doctors in America; an honor selected by peers and top clinicians.
Our mission is to provide the best possible care to any patient with a disorder of the retina, macula or vitreous, and to their families, in a compassionate, personalized, and timely manner, through a network of offices convenient for our referring doctors and patients.
Retina Associates of Kentucky FAQ
What are flashes and floaters?
Eye floaters are the tiny spots, specks, or cobwebs that drift around in your field of vision. They can be more pronounced when you look at the clear sky or a bright computer screen. Occasional eye floaters can be normal. They are caused by the jelly like substance in our eye called the vitreous, casting shadows on your retina. However a sudden increase in eye floaters, specially when accompanied by flashes of light could indicate a more serious problem. As we age, the vitreous gel liquifies and separates from the retina causing a posterior vitreous detachment. Sometimes it can tug on the retina leading to a retinal tear. This usually causes symptoms of flashes and floaters. If the symptoms are ignored and the retinal tear is left untreated, often it develops into a retinal detachment.
How are retinal tears and retinal detachments treated?
Retinal tears can be treated with a in office laser procedure. Retinal detachments can be fixed with outpatient surgery. The most common surgical procedures are pneumatic retinopexy, vitrectomies and buckle surgery. During the vitrectomy the retina surgeon visualizes the retina through the dilated pupil, removes the vitreous gel through small port openings, uses laser to treat tears, and replaces the ocular fluid with a gas bubble.
Who is at a higher risk for a retinal detachment?
Retinal detachments happen more frequently in the middle aged and elderly population, but can happen at any age. Risk factors for retinal detachment include high myopia (nearsightedness), history of cataract surgery, retinal thinning or tears, family history, or trauma.
What should you do if you have flashes and floaters?
If you are experiencing new flashes and floaters, or a dense shadow or veil in your peripheral vision, you should call your eye care provider immediately for an evaluation.
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