The retina is the part of the eye that senses light and translates images into signals sent to the brain. The eye’s lens focuses images onto the retina and then sends the image data to the brain via the optic nerve. When retinal degeneration occurs, seeing properly becomes difficult, if not impossible. Our ICON Eyecare retinal specialists use the most advanced techniques and technologies to offer patients the most effective and customized retinal treatment plan available.
We treat a range of retinal conditions, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years old in the United States. It is a condition involving the macula, which is the center part of the retina, and leads to loss of detailed vision.
When the macula is affected, you may have difficulty reading, driving, seeing faces, threading a needle or seeing small objects like salt crystals in a salt shaker. Other symptoms include distorted vision and “photo-stress response” like snow blindness or sun blindness as a reaction to bright light.