Retina

Retinal Conditions: Setting the Standard in Memphis

If you have been living with any type of retina disorder, imagine life once again with sharper vision. At Eye Specialty Group, better vision is achieved every day for the people who have chosen to trust their eyes to us.

To understand the problems related to the vitreous and retina, you first need to know the anatomy of the eye. The retina is a multi-layered sensory tissue that lines the back of the eye. It contains millions of photoreceptors that gather light and change it into signals that travel along the optic nerve to the brain where they are turned into visual images. The macula is located roughly in the center of the retina and is the part that produces central, detailed vision. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading. The vitreous is a thick, transparent substance that fills the center of the eye between the retina and the lens.

Eye AnatomyAll structures of the eye are susceptible to a number of conditions, including problems caused by trauma, inherited or congenital conditions, and diseases of the eye which appear later in life. Eye Specialty Group utilizes the latest technology to evaluate and diagnose retinal problems, and when treatment is needed, there is a complete laser treatment center in the office as well as a team of fellowship-trained and board-certified vitreoretinal surgeons on hand, committed to making the process comfortable and above all successful.

Eye Specialty Group was the first practice to specialize in the treatment of vitreoretinal diseases in Memphis, starting in 1969.