Retina and Vitreous Services
The Retina and Vitreous Service at Carolina Eye provides a full spectrum of medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the retina, macula, choroid, and vitreous. Our retina surgeons are highly skilled in the management of diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration and have extensive experience in the treatment of conditions such as:
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Retinal detachment
- Vascular occlusive disease
- Macular hole
- Hereditary retinal degeneration
- Ocular inflammation
- Penetrating trauma
- Ocular tumors
We offer a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, allowing examination of the retina, optic nerve, and visual pathway functions. Standardized A- and B-scan ultrasonography is also available in conjunction with a complete consultation or as a separate diagnostic service.
Supplements for Macular Health
Carolina Eye offers Focus Select, a premium eye supplement designed to provide a daily source of essential vitamins and minerals to promote macular health. Focus Select is based on the formula utilized in AREDS 2, providing a safe, preventative supplement for individuals with Macular Degeneration. Developed by a group of over 400 retina specialists, representing some of the most prestigious retina institutions in the country. Focus Select is a trusted formula developed through scientific research and industry expertise. Ask your doctor if Focus Select is right for you.
An intravitreal (in-tra-VIT-re-al) injection is a procedure to place a medication directly into the space in the back of the eye called the vitreous cavity, which is filled with a jelly-like fluid called the vitreous humor gel. Intravitreal injections are an indispensable tool for our retina specialists to treat a variety of conditions. Diabetic Eye Disease and Age-Related Macular Degeneration and other eye diseases often respond well to eye injections. They can drastically improve a patient’s vision. Eye injections may sound scary. Please watch the video below of what to expect before and after your first eye injection.