RETINA & MACULAR DISEASES

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At Oregon Trail Eye Center, we treat a variety of retinal diseases as well as perform all minor and major retinal surgeries; including but not limited to retinal tears, and detachments, epiretinal membranes and floaters.  It's encouraged that everyone with diabetes (any form or stage) or suspected family history of retina disease have a routine retina examination as early as 40-years of age or sooner if there has been any recent visual changes.  

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of new cases of legal blindness among working–age Americans.  Diabetes can cause a number of eye problems, however, diabetic retinopathy is the most common, and it can lead to vision loss or even blindness. 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

AMD the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans.  Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a retinal disease that affects the small central area of the retina known as the macula.  With AMD your vision maybe less, sharp, seem distorted or blurry, which can make it difficult to do everyday tasks, like reading, driving and even seeing or recognizing a friends face. Early signs of AMD may have no symptoms at all and the exact cause of AMD is not known, however it develops as the eye ages. 

Diagnostic Testing of the Retina

Because early retinal disease often progresses without significant change in vision, it's important to consider seeing your eye doctor for a routine vision exam.  Aside from evaluating your distance or near vision and eye pressure, your ophthalmologist may also include one or more of these diagnostic test(s).  

Diagnostic Testing of the Retina

Because early retinal disease often progresses without significant change in vision, it's important to consider seeing your eye doctor for a routine vision exam.  Aside from evaluating your distance or near vision and eye pressure, your ophthalmologist may also include one or more of these diagnostic test(s).