Symptoms of retinal tears or detachments
- Flashes of light
- Increase in what appear to be floaters
- Vision distortion, wavy/watery view, curtain/veil, shadows, missing parts of vision, and/or total vision loss
In some cases, these conditions can be treated using a laser to seal any breaks in the retina. While laser treatment is not always the treatment required, Dr. Newman will be able to determine your needs once a thorough eye examination is completed. Dr. Newman works closely with local Retina Specialists.
Laser for Diabetic Retinopathy
The laser is used to treat blood vessels that are weakened in the retina due to diabetes. The leakages cause an insufficient supply of nutrients to the retina. If left untreated, vision loss can occur.
About the Laser Treatment
- Seals leaking blood vessels to help reduce further vision loss for advanced stages of retinopathy
- Depending on severity of the retinopathy, multiple sessions maybe required
- Procedure is performed by Dr. Newman in our office.
Intravitreal Injections (Anti-VEGF and Steroid)
Intravitreal injections are used to treat a form of macular degeneration known as wet macular degeneration as well as to treat macula edema caused by wet macular degeneration, diabetes and strokes in the eye. Dr. Newman currently administers Lucentis and Eylea injections in the office. Most of these injections are covered by insurance carriers.
In some cases, Dr. Newman may choose to use a steroid injection to treat the same conditions. The injection is also administered in our office.