When or Why Should I See a Retinal Specialist?


Retinal specialists are medical doctors that have received one or two years of additional training in the diagnosis, medical treatment, and surgical treatment of disorders of the retina, macula, and vitreous.

Most eye doctors do not treat many serious retinal conditions. Therefore, patients are usually diagnosed with a retinal condition by their general eye doctor (an ophthalmologist, Eye MD or an optometrist). The patients are then sent to a retinal specialist so that a diagnosis can be made and if needed, a medical or surgical treatment plan can be undertaken.

The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician. Do not delay in seeking medical advice because of something you read on Fort Lauderdale Retina Site.

2 comments on “When or Why Should I See a Retinal Specialist?

  1. Aneal on said:

    Great article very informative I may need to see a retina doctor.

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