USRETINA PRACTICES PUT OUR PATIENTS FIRST
USRetina is one of the nation’s largest networks of retina practices dedicated to advancing quality, patient-centered retina care. USRetina is a physician-led organization that unites like-minded physicians and clinicians around a powerful vision of improving patient outcomes and quality of life.
USRetina works with industry and clinical organizations to create new opportunities for patients to receive timely and quality retina care throughout the United States with access and affordability.
We designed this section for retina patients to assist you in your discovery and education about retina treatments and retina conditions. You are welcome to contact USRetina with any questions about your health!
Disease State Information
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of legal blindness in the United States in patients over the age of 60. AMD is a deterioration of the macula, a small area in the retina that is responsible for your central vision. It often lies undetected until people notice changes in their vision or until detected during an eye exam. There are two types of AMD: “Dry” AMD affect the majority of people, and vision loss is usually gradual. “Wet” AMD accounts for 10 to 15 percent of patients, and may cause rapid or severe vision loss.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States in people 20 to 65 years of age. When blood sugar levels are too high for extended periods of time, the capillaries can become damaged, leaking fluids and fats. As diabetic eye problems are left untreated, proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) can develop. Maintaining strict control of your blood sugar and blood pressure, as well as regular diabetic retinopathy screenings by your eye doctor are key to preventing diabetic retinopathy and vision loss.