Retinal Care is Provided by:
Retinal Care is Provided at the Following Locations:
- 21 Medical Park Drive Asheville
- Hayesville satellite
- Boone satellite
- Clyde satellite
Our retina surgeons are fellowship trained and extensively experienced in the most advanced technologies and pharmacologic therapies. They provide expert medical and surgical treatment for diseases of the vitreous and retina.
Medical and Surgical Diseases of the Vitreous and Retina
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a retinal disease that occurs when the macula, an area at the retina at the back of the eye, begins to gradually deteriorate, usually because of age. A partial or total loss of central vision can occur. AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 affecting more than 13 million people. Because it affects the macula, the part of the eye which processes sharp, clear vision so often patients with macular degeneration can lose the ability to read, watch TV, drive, and ability to recognize faces or lose vision entirely. There are treatments available for some types of macular degeneration.
Retinal disease is any condition of the retina that results in loss of vision. Of the roughly 12 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, an estimated 90 percent will develop diabetic retinopathy.
Have you ever turned your head quickly, thought you saw a small bug or a floating spot, then reached out only to discover that there wasn’t really anything there? Sometimes these appear as a flash of light, rather than a spot. Flashes and floaters can be alarming. Usually, however, an eye examination will confirm that they are harmless and do not require any treatment.