We have been serving North Alabama for more than 23 years - specializing in the medical and surgical care of patients with vision threatening diseases and injuries.
Our commitment to you:
- provide state of the art medical and surgical treatment of your retinal problems with compassion and respect.
- offer the most effective treatments in the most cost effective manner possible.
- be available 24/7 to help you and your loved ones to minimize the effects of serious vision problems as quickly and effectively as possible.
- treat you as we would our own parents and family members..
We are a group of ophthalmologists who have undergone additional years of specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries involving the back of the eye,especially the retina.
Common retinal diseases include:
• Age Related Macular Degeneration
• Retinal Tears and Detachments
• Vascular Occlusions
• Epiretinal Membranes
• Macular Holes
• Retinal tumors/Melanoma
• Uveitis and Intraocular Inflammation
• Complications of Cataract Surgery
• Ocular Trauma
• Posterior Vitreous Detachment with Floaters
• Unexplained vision loss
What to expect on your first visit:
Examination of the retina and the posterior segment of the eye requires dilation of the pupil. Many patients experience difficulty with bright light,driving and reading for several hours after having their eyes dilated. Please bring a driver with you to your exam so that your return home will be safe and comfortable.
New patient visits frequently require one to two hours. If additional testing and treatment are required,then the visit can take even longer. Please plan your visit accordingly. We will do our best to accomplish as much as possible during each visit. Feel free to let us know if you have any scheduling conflicts and we will do all that we can to reschedule your visit.
Eye exams are an important part of maintaining good overall eye health. Having regular eye exams is a critical component in detecting eye diseases or problems in their early stages when they are often still treatable. With regular eye exams the doctor can sometimes detect a problem before any noticeable symptoms begin to occur. Eye exams are necessary to prescribe proper corrective lenses or contacts,but can also serve a more specialized purpose,such as determining eligibility for laser refractive surgery,or monitoring an eye condition. Regular eye exams are the key to preserving good vision for life.