2501 Ranch Road 620 South
Austin, TX 78734
What is a retina specialist?
A retina specialist is a medical doctor (Physician) who specializes in Ophthalmology and has completed an additional two years of rigorous training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina & vitreous.
At Retina of Austin, PA our practice does not provide primary eye care services such as prescribing eyeglasses, evaluating or treating problems involving the front of the eye, or performing cataract and LASIK surgery. Our physician typically sees patients who have been referred by a comprehensive ophthalmologist, optometrist, general practitioner, or endocrinologist who has
determined they have a potentially serious sight threatening disease or complication involving the retina and/or vitreous gel in the back of the eye.
To request an appointment, please call (512) 975-2020.
Our Services (What we treat)
- Macular degeneration (Wet & Dry Forms)
- Diabetic retinopathy (Including the Medical and Surgical management of all stages of Retinopathy)
- Retinal tears
- Retinal edema (swelling)
- Retina vascular disease including CRVO, CRAO, BRAO, BRVO
- Retinal detachment
- Macular hole / Macular pucker
- Vitreous hemorrhage
- Dislocated lens (utilizing latest techniques in sutureless intra-scleral haptic fixation of IOL’s)
- Traction Retinal Detachment
- Ocular trauma including anterior and posterior segment involvement
- Complications ensuing eye surgery
- Cystoid macular edema
- Vitreous Floaters
Tests We Perform
We provide a full range of testing at Retina of Austin, PA using the latest technology and equipment, including:
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – a non-invasive, non-contact device that obtains an extremely high-resolution, cross-sectional image of the affected area, and enhances diagnosis and treatment of patients with macular degeneration, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, diabetic macular edema and other macular diseases.
- Diagnostic Ultrasound – uses sound waves to form an image of the eye and is used to examine the inside of the eye.
Fluorescein & ICG Angiography – involves the injection of a small amount of vegetable-based dye through a patient’s peripheral vein — usually the arm or hand. Shortly after, a certified ophthalmic angiographer takes a series of time-dependent retinal photographs. The injected dye lights up the retina’s intricate vascular network and helps pinpoint problem areas.
Fundus Photography – a non-invasive diagnostic procedure that provides photographs of the back of the eye to help determine the health of the optic nerve, vitreous, macula, retina and its blood vessels.
If treatment of your eye problem is indicated, you and your Retina physician will decide the most appropriate course of action. Some types of treatment can be performed in our offices at the time of your visit while others are performed at a surgery center or hospital. Common procedures performed include:
- Vitrectomy – A small cutting instrument is used to enter the eye through a 1 mm incision, and the vitreous gel is removed and replaced with a gas bubble. The advantage of this method is that all the debris, scar tissue and membranes on the retina can be removed, and the retina flattened at the time of surgery. A laser is used to seal off the tears. This is not an office procedure.
- Intravitreal injections – Various medications can be injected directly into the eye’s vitreous cavity to treat some eye diseases.
- Laser treatment – Laser therapy is used to treat a number of vitreoretinal conditions.
- Pneumatic Retinopexy