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Retinal Disease

The retina is an important part of the eye. This multi-layered sensory tissue lining the back of your eye collects visual data and sends it through the optic nerve to the brain. The retina can be susceptible to a variety of diseases that can lead to vision loss or blindness.

Conditions we treat

Retinal imaging

Gundersen provides non-invasive, painless imaging that captures high-resolution images of your retina. This technology helps our eye doctors detect problems like macular degeneration, retinal holes or detachments, retinal inflammatory disease, glaucoma and signs of systemic diseases like diabetes, plaque buildup in your arteries and high blood pressure.

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is similar to ultrasound imaging except it uses light rather than sound waves to obtain high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the retina. OCT can be used to measure the thickness of the retinal layers and optic nerve fibers to aid in earlier detection of glaucoma and other diseases of the retina.
  • Digital retinal camera takes high-resolution, digital photographic images. This allows photo comparison, stereo viewing, precision measurements and creation of composite views. Comparing images from previous years help doctors detect retinal changes that may signal eye diseases or other health problems.

Gundersen retinal services

Treatment for retinal disease is focused on preserving remaining vision and slowing the progression of the disease. Early detection of the disease provides the best treatment options and outcomes. We have eye care specialists who have advanced specialized training in retinal diseases. Gundersen's retinal services offer treatment for a variety of retina conditions such as retinal tears, holes, diabetes-related damage, detachment, abnormal blood vessel growth, bleeding, membrane formation and tumors.

A routine, comprehensive eye exam is important to early detection. For more information about retinal diseases or to schedule a comprehensive eye exam, contact your Gundersen Eye Clinic.

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