If you are experiencing problems with your vision, you can make an appointment to speak with a Santa Ana eye doctor at Retina Associates of Orange County. Our board certified physicians have experience with diseases of the vitreous, retina, and macula.
An eye doctor in Santa Ana can diagnose the cause of your vision issues and refer you to a specialist if necessary. Our ophthalmologists can perform a thorough examination of your eyes and determine a treatment plan, if applicable. Call today to make an appointment for an exam, and get answers to your questions. If you are concerned about the health of your eyes, see a qualified Santa Ana eye doctor to diagnose any problems with your vision. Below are general answers to questions our doctors are commonly asked by patients.
Common Questions about Retinal Disease and Retina Problems
Can diabetes affect the eyes?
Yes, diabetes can cause vision problems. Microvascular abnormalities sometimes form when diabetes causes retina problems. The eyes have many small blood vessels, which can leak blood when microaneurysms develop. Neovascularization, or new blood vessel growth, occurs as a result. The new blood vessels are not as strong as they should be, which often leads to them leaking blood as well. The resulting blood leaks, known as hemorrhages, can permanently damage the retina and cause loss of vision. The condition is known as diabetic retinopathy, and even those with controlled diabetes are susceptible.Yearly retinal exams performed by an eye doctor Santa Ana provides can detect this condition and offer treatment options.
What are retinal holes, and how do they happen?
The pupil is an opening in the iris. It allows light to travel to the retina, making it possible for us to see. Sometimes, holes develop in the retina, and are more likely to happen (and occur more often) as a person ages. The holes can degrade a person’s ability to see. Macular holes are small holes that form in the macula. Central vision can be significantly reduced as a result, though peripheral vision is not affected. A Santa Ana eye doctor can confirm if a patient has holes in the retina and offer a prognosis.
What would cause one or both of my eyes to see straight lines as wavy lines?
When straight lines look wavy, a Santa Ana eye doctor can perform a thorough exam to determine if your macula or other ocular structures are damaged. The ophthalmologists of Retina Associates of Orange County work with many patients who suffer from macular degeneration and other issues that affect their vision. Whenever possible, our doctors will treat patients with the goal of improving their vision, and in best case scenarios, reversing whatever is causing the problem.
If you’re experiencing eyesight issues and would like some answers, see a qualified ophthalmologist. Call Retina Associates of Orange County today at 714-500-8677 to make an appointment with a Santa Ana eye doctor.