About Our Practice
A Unique Team of Medical & Surgical Specialists
A Specialized Focus on Retinal Diseases
Ophthalmology is the specialty of medicine, covering all facets of eye care. While general ophthalmologists care for all aspects of the eye, we limit our practice to diseases of the retina and vitreous and their associated problems.
The highly specialized training of our physicians enables us to diagnose and treat these problems and provide the best care for you.
Effective Diagnosis of Vitreoretinal Diseases
Eye diseases can affect the retina and the vitreous, causing partial or total vision loss. Our doctors are specially trained experts in diagnosing and managing these disorders.
Vitreo Retinal Associate’s Dr. Christine Kay speaks at the 2023 ARVO Conference on gene therapy for Retinal Disease
NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Christine Kay discusses 6-month results investigating ATSN-101 for the treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis caused by mutations in the GUCY2D gene at the annual conference in New Orleans, LA.
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest community of eye and vision researchers in the world, with more than 10,000 members from more than 75 countries. The association advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating, and curing its disorders.
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The Concern About Retina and Vitreous Damage
The retina is the part of the eye enabling you to see. Damage or destruction to any part of it may result in partial or total loss of vision.
The vitreous is the clear, gel-like substance that fills the eye. Hemorrhages, injury, inflammation, or infection may cause the vitreous to become opaque and prevent light from reaching the retina. These conditions may also result in partial or almost total loss of vision.
Solutions for You and Your Eyes
Recent advances in surgery of the retina and vitreous provide hope that your vision problem may have a solution. Our training uniquely qualifies us to treat the problems described above, and it’s why your physician has referred you to us.
Procedures in the Comfort of our Office
Many of the necessary procedures can be done right in our office. State-of-the-art equipment is on-site if surgical procedures are needed.
Complete Retinal-Eye Exams
The initial portion of your examination is conducted by one of our experienced technologists. They will obtain a history, check your vision and intraocular pressures, and dilate your pupils. Then our expert team examines your eyes and determines if any additional tests are necessary. Further tests may include Optical Coherence Tomography, Ophthalmic Ultrasound, Fundus Photography, or Fluorescein Angiography.
Safety After Your Complete Eye Exam
During your complete eye examination, your pupils dilate, increasing your sensitivity to light for several hours. You may wish to be driven by a relative or friend.
In-office Procedures and Surgeries
Our offices have equipment specifically designed to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal/vitreous problems. We can perform most procedures in our office.
If you require surgery, the finest and most up-to-date equipment is available for the surgical procedures required. Surgeries are usually performed at the North Florida Surgical Pavilion in Gainesville, adjacent to North Florida Regional Medical Center.
If you are a patient in the Ocala or Lake City areas, you can continue your post-operative care in those respective offices.