Retina Specialist

Cohen Laser & Vision Center

Board-Certified Refractive Surgery Specialists located in Boca Raton, FL

At Cohen Laser & Vision Center in Boca Raton, Florida, experienced ophthalmologists G. Richard Cohen, MD, and Joshua Cohen, MD, diagnose and treat retina disease with skill and compassion. Your retina, the tissue at the back of your eye, is absolutely crucial for clear vision. The cells within your retina absorb light and transform it into signals that move through the optic nerve so your brain can create visual images. There are many things that can damage your retina, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Use online scheduling or call to book an appointment now.

Retina

How are retina problems diagnosed?

Your Cohen Laser & Vision Center ophthalmologist can diagnose your retina disease after specialized testing, such as:

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

OCT is an imaging tool that takes highly detailed pictures of your retina. Your ophthalmologist might diagnose retina problems like holes or swelling in the macula, the part of your retina responsible for central vision. 

Fluorescein angiography

In this test, your ophthalmologist injects a special dye into your arm or hand. This dye makes your retinal blood vessels stand out clearly on images of your retina, so your ophthalmologist can identify problems like AMD or other issues.

Amsler grid

An Amsler grid is a grid that you view, and then tell your ophthalmologist if there are any irregularities. If you have a retina problem, the grid might look broken, partially faded, or otherwise distorted. Often this is helpful for identifying AMD.

Indocyanine green angiography

An indocyanine green angiography also uses dye, which your ophthalmologist then uses an infrared light to illuminate. Imaging reveals both the blood vessels in and behind your retina.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound allows your ophthalmologist to see your retina so they can check for tissue changes, such as tumors.

Other advanced tests, including CT and MRI, might be helpful in identifying retina issues. Your Cohen Laser & Vision Center ophthalmologist can diagnose AMD, diabetic retinopathy, PVD, and most other retina problems on-site using the latest diagnostic equipment.

What is the treatment for retina problems?

Retina treatments vary widely based on the stage of the disease, your symptoms, and what kind of damage is already present. With AMD, the focus is on preventing progression and correcting damage where necessary. This might include laser surgery, eye injections, or other eye surgery for wet AMD.

For diabetic retinopathy, you must manage your diabetes efficiently, along with your specific eye treatment. Treatment may include injections, laser procedures, or surgery if needed. 

PVD, in which your vitreous pulls away from your retina, can cause flashes of light and floaters in your vision. It’s not a threat to your sight, but can sometimes turn into a retinal tear or detachment requiring laser treatment or surgery. 

What if I need highly specialized retinal treatments?

The Cohen Laser & Vision Center team works closely with a team of retina specialists who can manage complex cases. Your retina problem has solutions, and the Cohen Laser & Vision Center team will help you find them.

Use online scheduling or call the Boca Raton office to book today. The practice also serves those in Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Boynton Beach, and all of Palm Beach County.