Diabetic retinopathy, affecting the blood vessels lining the retina, can lead to blindness and is best treated when it is detected in its earliest stages. Dr. Lalin has undergone extensive training in the treatment of the condition and uses advanced imaging technology to identify early signs.
One of the most common causes of vision loss in people over the age of 60 is advanced macular degeneration. This condition leads to the destruction of the central part of the retina. Dr. Lalin can identify early signs of the disease using advanced imaging technology and angiography.
Macular holes are small defects in the macula, or center of the retina. They can cause the complete loss of central vision, or significant blurring of central vision, and are often due to the aging process. We provide specialized surgery that can correct macular holes and preserve your vision.
Central Serous Retinopathy
Blurry, cloudy, or distorted central vision are all symptoms that may indicate the development of central serous retinopathy. As fluid leaks, macular tissue may swell, resulting in vision loss. The condition has been linked to stress, it occurs mostly in men, and can develop as early as age 20.
Trauma, inflammatory disorders of the eye, diabetic retinopathy, and genetics can all increase a patient's risk of experiencing retinal detachment. Symptoms include flashes of light or a veil-like image in the peripheral vision. Retinal detachment should be treated as a medical emergency.
Cystoid Macular Edema
CME causes fluid accumulation in the macula, or central part of the retina. The condition is painless, but commonly causes blurred or decreased central vision, meaning sufferers may retain clear peripheral vision. Treatment can range from anti-inflammatory drugs to laser therapy.