# Ophtalmology Service

# Retina

Retina Specialists in Greater Tampa Bay, FL

Sight360’s team of highly experienced retina specialists provides exceptional care to the residents of Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Brandon, Florida. Our retina specialists have undergone extensive fellowship training in treating diseases of the retina and vitreous. This specialized training equips them with a deep understanding of retinal anatomy, function, and the diagnosis and management of a wide range of vitreoretinal diseases.

What are Retina Specialists?

Retina specialists are highly trained ophthalmologists who have chosen to focus their expertise on the delicate and complex structures of the retina and vitreous. The retina is a critical part of the eye responsible for converting light into neural signals that are sent to the brain, allowing us to perceive images. Retina specialists possess an in-depth knowledge of the retina’s intricacies. These experts are skilled in diagnosing and treating a multitude of retinal conditions, ensuring that patients receive the most advanced care available and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Common Retinal Conditions Treated by Retina Specialists

Here are some conditions that our retina specialists regularly treat:
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – AMD affects the macula—the part of the retina that controls straight-ahead vision—leading to central vision loss. Our retina specialists offer advanced treatments including anti-VEGF injections, laser therapy, and dietary guidance to manage this condition effectively.
  • Diabetic retinopathy – Patients with diabetes are susceptible to diabetic retinopathy, which damages the retina’s blood vessels. Our specialists provide laser photocoagulation, intravitreal injections, and vitrectomies as treatment options. Regular diabetic eye exams are essential to help catch this condition early.
  • Retinal detachment – A detached retina requires immediate attention. Our retina specialists are skilled in surgical procedures like pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckle, and vitrectomies to reattach the retina and restore vision.
  • Retinal vascular diseases – Conditions like retinal vein occlusion and retinal artery occlusion require specialized care from retina specialists, who can diagnose and manage these vascular disorders.
  • Macular holes and epiretinal membranes – Our experts are proficient in treating conditions such as macular holes and epiretinal membranes with procedures like vitrectomies and membrane peeling.
  • Retinal tears and holes – Timely intervention is crucial to prevent retinal tears and holes from progressing to detachment. Our specialists offer preventive measures and treatments like laser photocoagulation and cryopexy.
  • Hereditary retinal disorders – Genetic conditions affecting the retina, like retinitis pigmentosa, are comprehensively managed by our retina specialists.

Diagnostic Tools & Procedures

Our retina specialists employ cutting-edge diagnostic tools and procedures to assess and monitor retinal health:
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) – High-resolution imaging using OCT aids in precise diagnosis and monitoring of retinal conditions.
  • Fluorescein angiography (FA) – FA utilizes a contrast dye to evaluate retinal blood vessels and identify abnormalities.
  • Fundus photography – This technique captures detailed images of the retina for accurate diagnosis and documentation.
  • Electroretinography (ERG) – ERG measures retinal function and plays a crucial role in diagnosing inherited retinal disorders.

Types of Retina Surgery Treatments

Our vitreoretinal surgeons offer two main types of procedures: vitrectomies and retinal laser surgery. A vitrectomy involves removing the vitreous and replacing it with a gel-like substance to treat conditions such as retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and macular holes. Retinal laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for retinal conditions like diabetic retinopathy and retinal tears.

Why Choose Sight360 as Your Retina Specialist?

When you choose Sight360 for your retinal care, you benefit from:
  • Highly qualified specialists – Our retina specialists are experts in their field, with extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating retinal conditions.
  • State-of-the-art facilities – We provide cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment technologies to ensure the highest standard of care.
  • Patient-centric approach – Your vision and eye health are our priorities. We offer personalized treatment plans and compassionate care throughout your journey.
  • Convenience – Scheduling appointments is hassle-free, and we work with various insurance providers to accommodate your needs.
At Sight360, we are committed to preserving your vision and enhancing your quality of life. Schedule your appointment with our retina specialists in the Greater Tampa Bay area today and experience the Sight360 difference.
Meet Our Retina Specialists
Bilal Shaukat MD
Ophthalmologist, Retina Specialist, Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Jason Handza DO
Ophthalmologist, Retina Specialist, Vitreoretinal Surgeon

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