Treatment of Eye Diseases in San Diego
The ophthalmologists at California Retina Associates are dedicated to providing our patients with the safest and most effective diagnostics and treatments available. While we are internationally known for our expertise in treating retinal and vitreous disorders, our ophthalmologists are equally experienced in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders occurring in any part of the eye, including glaucoma and cataracts.
If you are experiencing changes in your vision, or simply need to schedule a routine eye examination, please call our San Diego offices at (619) 425-7755 or (760) 352-7755. We would be happy to book your visit with one of our renowned doctors.
A Quick Look at What We Treat
We utilize diagnostic tools such as ocular coherence tomography, retinal nerve fiber layer analysis, fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, visual field testing, and B-scan to diagnose nearly all ocular conditions, including the following:
- Cataracts – a clouding of the eye’s lens, usually related to the aging process
- Diabetic retinopathy – a complication of diabetes that affects the small blood vessels in the retina
- Hypertensive retinopathy – a complication of high blood pressure that damages the small blood vessels in the retina
- Vitreous and retinal detachment – separation of the vitreous gel that fills the eye from the retina; separation of the retina from the back wall of the eye
- Glaucoma – occurs when the pressure inside the eye spikes, eventually damaging the optic nerve
- Macular degeneration – a deterioration of the macula, which is responsible for central vision; usually related to the aging process
- Retinal vascular occlusion – a blockage or clot in the arteries or veins in the retina
Depending on your unique needs, your treatment and surgical options may include:
- Laser eye surgery – we use Argon to treat diabetic retinopathy, neovascularization, and retinal tear and detachment, SLT to treat glaucoma, and YAG for both posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery and to create a peripheral iridotomy in patients with glaucoma
- Intravitreal injections – we use injections of anti-VEGF drugs like Avastin, Lucentis, Eyela, Iluvien, and Triesence to treat macular degeneration
- Cryotherapy – this therapeutic use of cold temperatures is very effective at treating disorders of the lids or eyes
- Vitrectomy – performed at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla or Sharp Hospital, vitrectomy may be necessary to treat vitreous or retinal detachment
No two patients have the same needs and no single treatment is ideal for every condition. Our ophthalmologists will work closely with you to understand your specific vision problems, and tailor your treatment to help ensure optimal vision well into the future.
When to Contact California Retina Associates
Certain symptoms should always be checked by an ophthalmologist to rule out a serious eye disease. If you experience any of the following, you should request an appointment with our team as soon as possible:
- Sudden loss of vision
- Sudden appearance of floaters or flashes of light
- Eye pain
- Blurry vision
- Burning sensation in the eye
- Halos around objects
- Double vision
- Red, teary eyes
Catching problems in their earliest stages offers the best chance for a full rehabilitation.