At the offices of Dr. Thomas Weiss, MD, our Miami retina doctor treats common retinal conditions. If you are experiencing any loss of vision or blurry vision, call us right away. Problems with the retina need treatment before they get worse. Our offices are welcoming and accommodating and stocked with all the latest in technology to help you decide on a thorough treatment plan with us.
One kind of retinal condition that can be severe and cause blindness is macular degeneration. Macular degeneration affects central vision, which is used for reading or driving. If not treated properly, macular degeneration may cause vision loss and even blindness. There are different types of macular degeneration, such as age related macular degeneration and dry AMD. Other conditions, like retinal detachment, need specialists like our Miami retina doctor to treat them.
Our Miami retina doctor also warns patients about serious diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. Cataracts are also a leading cause of blindness in the United States. By the age 75, more than half of Americans are estimated to end up with cataracts. Glaucoma sometimes comes on with little to no symptoms, so this is why an annual exam is crucial. Because eyes can change without patients realizing, it’s highly important that our doctor track and keep up with each patient’s eyes and any vision changes that happen. If vision has progressed to a state where the vision loss becomes severe, it may be hard to get the eyes back to a healthier state in which vision is completely clear again.