Eylea Macula Specialist California

Eylea Macula Specialist California

Eylea Macula Specialist in California

Eylea Macula Specialist CaliforniaGoing to the eye doctor for regular check-ups is crucial for maintaining proper, healthy eyes, but there are times when you might need to see an Eylea macula specialist in California. Places like Retina Associates of Orange County have eye physicians on standby that specialize in Eylea macula treatment. Whether you’ve been referred by a previous eye physician or believe you can benefit from such treatment, you will want to contact an Eylea macula specialist.  

When to See an Eylea Macula Specialist in California?

Eylea is an FDA-approved brand-name prescription medication. Administered as an injection, it’s primarily used to slow or even stop vision loss under certain circumstances. While you can ask your healthcare provider about Eylea treatment options if you begin to notice your vision changing, typically Eylea is prescribed to patients under four circumstances:

  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The macula is an essential part of the retina responsible for functions such as central and color vision. When wet age-related macular degeneration occurs, the macula is affected by swelling and scarring. 
  • Macular Edema: Macular edema is when the macula begins to swell. Usually, this is caused by fluid leaking into the retina after a retinal vein blockage—also known as retinal vein occlusion. 
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is caused by diabetes which is a result of high glucose levels. High sugar levels can damage your retina’s blood vessels leading to symptoms such as distorted vision. 
  • Diabetic Macular Edema: This is a specific type of diabetic retinopathy caused by swelling blood vessels in your eyes. 

Eylea Treatment Success and Side Effects

Although Eylea has a strong success rate when it comes to treating macula-related issues, there are some side effects that range from mild to severe. On the mild spectrum of side effects some patients experience:

  • Eye pain/redness/watery eyes.
  • Floaters.
  • Eyelid swelling. 
  • Vitreous detachment (a mild symptom where the jelly-like material in your eyeball begins to pull from your retina).

While uncommon, serious side effects can include cataracts, allergic reactions, and increased blood clotting that can lead to a stroke. A sure-fire way to make sure that Eylea treatment is the best solution for you or your loved one is by consulting an Eylea Macula Specialist in California who understands the ins and outs of various treatment options. 

Treatment Options Our Physicians Provide 

Our physicians have several years of experience providing eye care for many patients. Among our bevy of services, we have Eylea macula specialists in California proud to serve Orange County and neighboring areas. We’re well-equipped to handle retina-related issues and can prescribe Eylea when needed. 

We understand, however, that patients’ needs can vary. As such, we make it part of our mission to tailor treatment options to fit every patient. With plenty of options available, we will make sure every patient receives optimized care. Taking into account the severity of the condition, age, family history, allergies, etc. we will work with you to formulate the right plan matching your needs. 

Contact Retina Associates of Orange County today to schedule an appointment