Retina Disease & Surgery Services
The retina is a thin layer of tissue on the inside back wall of the eye. A healthy retina is necessary for good vision. The eye is composed of millions of light-sensitive cells connected with nerve fibers that allow light entering the eye to be converted to nerve impulses. The retina sends these nerve impulses to the brain via the optic nerve, enabling us to see.
To examine the retina, an ophthalmologist will use dilation drops to open your pupil. Then, a special magnifying lens is used to view and evaluate the health of the retina. Many retinal diseases share common symptoms, but each has unique characteristics. The goal of retinal disease treatments is to stop or slow disease progression and preserve vision. In some cases, vision may actually improve, especially when treatment is initiated during early stages of a disease.
Wolfe Eye Clinic offers retina surgery options to help restore or prevent loss of vision. Wolfe Eye Clinic has expertise in treating retina diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retina detachment and macular holes. Wolfe Eye Clinic offers complete retina services throughout Iowa, including Ames, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Spencer and Waterloo.
Please contact Wolfe Eye Clinic at 1-800-542-7956 to ask any retina disease-related questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our retina specialists: Dr. David Saggau, Dr. Charles Barnes, Dr. Jared Nielsen, Dr. Kyle Alliman, Dr. Alex Kartvelishvili, Dr. George Par, and Dr. Paul Boeke.