Retina Surgery and Treatment

Our ophthalmologists specialize in diagnosing and treating a variety of retinal conditions.


The retina plays a crucial role in our ability to see. It’s a thin layer of tissue lining the back of the eye that converts light into electrical signals, which are then transmitted to the brain.

Retinal conditions refer to a range of disorders that affect the retina and can result in vision impairment or even vision loss.

Retinal conditions can include:

  • Retinal tear
  • Macular hole
  • Detached retina
  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Lattice degeneration


There are a variety of symptoms that can indicate a problem with the retina, such as:

  • Visual field loss or blind spots
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Blurred or distorted central vision
  • Colour vision abnormalities or changes
  • Poor night vision or difficulty seeing in low-light conditions
  • Flashes of light or sudden onset of flashes and floaters
  • Gradual or sudden decrease in overall visual acuity
  • Floaters, which appear as dark spots or lines drifting across your field of vision

It's important to note that these symptoms can vary depending on the specific retinal condition, and not all individuals may experience all these symptoms.


There are a variety of treatment options for retinal conditions, and early diagnosis and intervention are key. Our eye doctors specialize in a variety of retinal conditions and can walk you through all your treatment options.

The diagnostic process may include:

This involves evaluating visual acuity, assessing the retina, and examining the back of the eye using specialized instruments.

This non-invasive imaging test captures high-resolution cross-sectional images of the retina, providing detailed information about its structure and identifying any abnormalities.

This diagnostic procedure involves injecting a special dye into the bloodstream, which helps highlight the blood vessels in the retina. By capturing images of the dye's circulation, we can identify any abnormalities or areas of reduced blood flow.

These tests measure the electrical activity of the retina and can help evaluate its function and detect any abnormalities.


We offer a wide range of treatment options to address various retinal conditions. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care and achieve the best visual results possible for our patients.

Treatment options may include:


Intravitreal Injections

Medications are injected directly into the vitreous gel of the eye to target specific retinal conditions such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.


Laser Therapy

Laser treatments, such as photocoagulation or photodynamic therapy, may be used to treat retinal conditions by sealing leaking blood vessels, removing abnormal tissue, or promoting the growth of new blood vessels.



This surgical procedure involves removing the vitreous gel from the eye to treat conditions such as retinal detachment or severe vitreous hemorrhage.


Retinal Laser Photocoagulation

This procedure uses laser energy to create small burns on the retina, sealing off leaky blood vessels and preventing further damage.


Retinal Detachment Repair

Surgical techniques are employed to reattach a detached retina and restore its normal function.

To learn more about treatment options for retinal conditions, have your optometrist refer you to Œil Santé MD for an assessment.