Sight is Precious It is the one sense we rely on most heavily. We at Retina Associates believe that nice eyesight is significant to a well-rounded life, and to that end we're devoting ourselves. We hope that, with the help of our expert training and the latest medical technology, your visit to us will be a positive experiencecomfortable, informative and pleasant.

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  City Green Valley, AZ
  Zip Code 85614
  Address 1150 South Calle De Las Casitas
  Phone Number (520) 886-2597

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Retina Associates utilizes the latest technology to provide the highest level of diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic information. We have earned a national reputation in ocular oncology. Our practice was one of the few national centers to participate in the prestigious ocular cancer trials such as Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS), COOG2, and AURA trials. Dr. Cameron Javid has published posters at national meetings, papers and co-authored a book chapter on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular cancer.

The vitreous is removed during vitrectomy surgery and usually replaced by a saltwater solution. Vitrectomy surgery often improves or stabilizes vision. The operation removes any blood or debris (from infection or inflammation) that may be blocking or blurring light as it focuses on the retina. This surgery can also remove a foreign object stuck inside the eye as the result of an injury. Most foreign objects will damage vision if they are not removed. Your ophthalmologist will decide whether local or general anesthesia is best for you.

After an intravenous injection of diagnostic dye is given in the arm, the retina is photographed as the dye passes through the circulation in the back of the eye. Certain disease processes can thus be identified and treated. This is a commonly performed noninvasive ophthalmology procedure, which provides some of the most useful anatomic and functional information about the retina for the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disorders. Through the use of harmless high frequency sound waves, the structures in the eye can be visualized and evaluated when direct visualization is impaired, such as through cataract or blood.

The macula is the small area at the center of the eye's retina that allows you to see fine details clearly. The retina is a layer of light-sensing cells lining the back of your eye. As light rays enter your eye, the retina converts the rays into signals, which are sent through the optic nerve to your brain where they are recognized as images. Damage to this part of the eye causes blurred central vision, making it difficult to perform tasks such as reading small print or threading a needle. The macula normally lies flat against the back of eye, like film lining the back of a camera.

The mission of the American Society of Retina Specialists is to provide a collegial open forum for education, to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, and to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s. Eye M.D.s are ophthalmologists, medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care.

Migraine is a common neurological condition occurring in at least 15 to 20 percent of the population and in up to 50 percent of women. Classic migraine starts with ocular symptoms (often zigzag lines, colored lights or flashes of light expanding to one side of your vision over 10 to 30 minutes), followed by a single-sided pounding, severe headache. The headache may be associated with nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. Sometimes visual symptoms and even neurologic dysfunction may occur without the headache.

Retina Associates in Tucson, Arizona participates in many prestigious national clinical research trials, including a number of Macular Degeneration Clinical Trials. Clinical Trials are part of a nationwide effort to identify technologies or treatments for sight-threatening disorders. We are proud to offer the latest investigational treatments to our patients. We conduct this research as we know it will be beneficial to all of our patients now and in the future. Patients should feel free to contact Retina Associates directly.

The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina, where they are transmitted to the brain and interpreted as the images you see. The macula is the portion of the retina responsible for clear, detailed vision. Your eye is filled with a gel-like substance called vitreous, which lies in front of the macula. As you age, the vitreous gel shrinks and pulls away from the macula, usually with no negative effect on your sight. In some cases, however, the vitreous gel adheres to the macula and is unable to pull away.