Retina Eye Care

  • Are you experiencing vision loss or distortion of your central vision?
  • What about a curtain or veil over a portion of your vision?
  • Have you recently developed small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision?
  • Do you notice the sudden appearance of light flashes or stars?
  • Do you have diabetes and vision changes?

Retina eye care encompasses a variety of diseases in the eye. A retina care specialist primarily treats the parts of the eye from behind the lens, which includes the vitreous gel, and retina. The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue on the back wall of the eye. The vitreous is a clear gel that fills the back of the eye.  The optical system of the eye focuses an image of what you are seeing on the retina, similar to the way an image is focused on the film of a camera. The retina then translates that focused image into neural impulses and sends them to the brain via the optic nerve. Patients who need retina care may suffer from:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Macular Hole and Epiretinal Membrane
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion

The majority of people who learn they have retinal disease are referred by their regular eye doctor. If you are diagnosed with a retina eye disease, our fellowship trained retina specialist Dr. Craig Lemley will work hand-in-hand with you to determine the best possible course of action. We work closely with other eye doctors in the region and we will send a report to your referring physician. Medicare and most health insurance plans will cover the treatment of retinal disease.

Learn more about retina diseases, testing and treatments in the pages at the right, or feel free to call our offices in Medford or Grants Pass and schedule an appointment. We’re here to answer your questions.