Specialty Retina Center, ophthalmologists conveniently located in Boca Raton & Coral Springs, is a full-service vitreous and retina practice with board certified doctors that are a vireo-retinal sub-specialists. Specialty Retina Center is the doctor’s resource for medical and surgical solutions pertaining to diseases of the retina and vitreous. Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics, including high resolution spectral domain OCT, scanning laser-based angiography and fundus autofluorescence, Specialty Retina Center delivers cutting edge care in a convenient fashion. Contact Specialty Retina Center today improve your quality of life.
FOCUSED ON RETINA HEALTH AND VISION PRESERVATION
What is a Retina Specialist?
A retina specialist is a highly trained medical doctor and eye surgeon that has received additional fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina. Our doctors have extensive training to diagnose and manage all diseases which affect the macula, retina and vitreous. Retina specialists deal with the posterior, or back of the eye. This portion of the eye includes the vitreous, choroid and retina. The vitreous is a jelly like substance which fills the back of the eye. The choroid is the vascular layer of the eye which contains connective tissue and provides nourishment to the back of the eye. The retina is an intricate structure composed of nerve tissue which lines the back wall of the eye. The retina is the portion of the eye which converts light into an image which is then sent to the brain, forming a visual image. The macula is the center of the retina which is responsible for sharp, clear central vision. Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vitreous hemorrhages are some of the common diseases and conditions we treat at Specialty Retina Center.
What to expect during your retina exam
A comprehensive retina exam will involve a wide range of tests and procedures to evaluate your vision and eye health. Diagnostic tests are generally performed by a technician. The exam will include a vision test to measure the sharpness of your vision using various charts. The technician will then check your peripheral vision and eye motility, after which they will observe your pupils’ reaction to light. In order to perform a retinal examination every patient should expect to have their eyes dilated. Dilating drops will be placed in the eye; the eyes usually take 20 to 40 minutes to fully dilate. Once dilated, the patient will be examined by the doctor. The retina exam is focused on the back of the eye which includes the retinal blood vessels, vitreous and other structures. Other specialized tests such as optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and ultrasounds of the eye may be performed.
Specialty Retina Center is the doctor’s resource for medical and surgical solutions pertaining to diseases of the retina and vitreous. Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics, including high resolution spectral domain OCT, scanning laser-based angiography, fundus autofluorescence and a virtually paperless office, Specialty Retina Center delivers cutting edge care in a convenient fashion.
Your ophthalmologist, optometrist, or primary care physician may consult with a vitreo-retinal subspecialist.