Patient Education

Southern Vitreoretinal works with local optometrists and ophthalmologists to find the treatment that is right for you. Depending on the ailment and state of the patient, we develop a course of specialized medical treatment in order to improve the patient’s vision.

Click on a link below to find more information on the different disorders that we treat, and the specialized treatments we perform to correct them.

Common Disorders & Treatments

Intravitreal Injection

This is an injection into the vitreous, which is the jelly-like substance inside the eye. It is performed to place medicines inside the eye, near the retina.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a disease of the macula – a small area in the retina at the back of the eye. The macula allows you to see fine details clearly.

Detached & Torn Retina

A retinal detachment occurs when the retina is pulled away from its normal position. The retina does not work when it is detached.

Diabetic Retinopathy

High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina. The damage to retinal vessels is referred to as diabetic retinopathy.

Floaters & Flashes

You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous.

Macular Pucker

The macular normally lies flat against the back of the eye. When wrinkles, creases or bulges form on the macula it is called macular pucker.

Macular Hole

If the vitreous gel in your eye sticks to the macula and is unable to pull away, tissues stretch and tear, forming a macular hole.

Retinopathy of Prematurity

In some premature babies, the blood vessels growth is incomplete. If the vessels grow and branch abnormally the baby develops ROP.

Vitrectomy Surgery

Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery that treats disorders of the retina and vitreous.


The Most Advanced Retina Care

Delivering the highest-quality retina care by providing our patients access to the best and newest retina treatments available, along with the quality of care that we would want for our family members.