Retina Surgery

At Orion Eye, our retina surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon.The procedure has a high success rate. A retinal detachment is the separation of the retina from the underlying tissue within the eye. Retina surgery treats both retinal detachment and retinal tears.

Retina surgery is typically painless and performed in our office while you remain awake and comfortable.

What is the retina?

The retina is the extremely thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of the back of the eye. Located near the optic nerve, the purpose of the retina is to receive light that the lens of the eye has focused. From there the retina converts this light into neural signals and sends the signals to the brain for visual recognition.

Crucial to vision, the retina essentially processes a picture from focused light so that the brain can decide what that picture is. Think of the retina as film in a camera. Without it, your brain can’t make the pictures that make up your vision.

Who benefits from retina surgery?

Retina surgery is a great option for patients with a torn or detached retina. Retinal surgery is usually painless and performed in our office while you remain awake and comfortable. Laser treatment can often preserve vision or prevent vision loss when given in a timely fashion. 

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Dr. Kristine | Retina Specialist

Retina surgery at Orion Eye is typically performed by our retina specialist Dr. Kristine, a board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist. She specializes in the treatment of diseases affecting the retina, the vitreous, and the macula. Dr. Kristine uses state of the art diagnostic and surgical equipment along with a steadfast technique and over 15 years of experience to treat all types of vitreoretinal conditions and perform retina surgery. Some of the most common conditions Dr. Kristine treats at Orion Eye include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and retinal vascular disea. 

What are Symptoms of Retinal Tears and Detachments?

  • Sudden appearance or increase of floaters – tiny specks that appear to drift through your field of vision
  • Flashes of light
  • Heavy feeling in the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Gradually reducing side (peripheral) vision
  • Shadow over your visual field
  • Straight lines appear curved

What Causes Retinal Detachments?

  • Genetics
  • Injury
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Sagging vitreous
  • Eye conditions such as degenerative myopia, lattice degeneration, retinoschisis, and uveitis

Get in Touch

Eye emergency? We also have an after-hours phone service to reach out to physicians immediately on your behalf. If you would like to reach someone specific, please ask and we will forward your call to the appropriate staff member.