Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes and damage to the retina and vitreous, the gel inside the eyeball, can lead to impaired vision and blindness. Yale Medicine Ophthalmology devotes a section to these serious conditions. Patients with diabetes are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that damages the blood vessels in the retina, the back layer of the eye that is sensitive to light. The disorder causes most cases of blindness in Americans aged 25 to 70. Most people with diabetes -- 80 to 85 percent -- will experience some degree of vision loss because of their disease. Ophthalmologists in our section are...
Macular degeneration is a leading cause of visual impairment in those over 65 and can lead to blindness. One in three people will eventually suffer some degree of macular degeneration, which is caused by abnormal blood vessels under the retina, the light- sensitive part of the eye. Yale Medicine ophthalmologists treat both the more common “dry” as well as the more dangerous “wet” form of the macular degeneration. While there is currently no cure for this disease, we offer the latest treatments to reduce the risk of vision loss and blindness. These include anti-VEGF drugs to attack proteins...
Retina & Vitreous
Disorders of the retina and vitreous, the gel-like substance that helps maintain the shape of your eye, comprise the leading causes of blindness in infancy, young adulthood, and older age. We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of vitreoretinal disease and retinal detachment. Conditions we treat include: Cystoid macular edema Diabetic retinopathy Macular degeneration Pars planitis Retinal degeneration and disease Retinopathy of prematurity Sickle cell retinopathy Inflammatory conditions, such as uveitis Intraocular infections and tumors Ocular trauma Retinitis pigmentosa and other...
Our highly skilled and compassionate ophthalmologists and staff are dedicated to assuring that you have and keep the best possible vision. We provide state-of-the-art treatment for major and minor eye diseases and conditions, ranging from pink eye and nearsightedness to glaucoma and macular degeneration. Our practice includes not only highly esteemed physicians, but also world-renowned researchers. Our patients have access to the latest treatments and advances.