New Jersey Retina Services Specialists
Also Serving Middlesex County, Mercer County, Ocean County
The retina is a ten-layer, light-sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye. It captures light rays, which are then turned into images that we see. When this tissue is damaged due to an injury, congenital defect or eye disease, the ability of the retina to transmit light may be affected. This often leads to poor vision and, in some cases, complete vision loss. Damage to the retina can be caused by a number of factors, including macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and various similar conditions.
Dr. Vince Sardi at Campus Eye Group in New Jersey is a distinguished ophthalmologist who holds advanced training in early detection and effective treatment of retinal diseases. Through their dedication and leading-edge retinal care, Dr. Sardi and his team of skilled eye surgeons have helped thousands of New Jersey and patients preserve their vision.
Macular degeneration, or AMD, is partial deterioration of the macula, a portion of the retina. AMD is often age-related and is the leading cause of blindness among individuals over the age of 65. Dry macular degeneration is caused by the gradual breakdown of cells in the macula, which creates yellow spots in the back of the eye, often leading to central vision loss. Wet macular degeneration is caused by the abnormal formation of new blood vessels, which often bleed and release other fluids that lead to scarring of the retina, thus slowly destroying the central vision field. Although wet AMD is a rare condition, patients who develop wet AMD experience much more rapid vision loss than those who develop dry AMD.
Dr. Vince Sardi is a skilled Campus Eye Group eye surgeon who specializes in early detection and treatment of macular degeneration. For each macular degeneration New Jersey patient, Dr. Sardi develops an individualized treatment plan that may include a combination of laser treatments, Avastin injections and/or vitamin supplements known to slow the progression of AMD.
Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye condition associated with damaged blood vessels in the back of the eye, or the retina. The leading cause of diabetic retinopathy is high blood sugar levels, which are a result of the body’s inability to properly manage glucose. During diabetic retinopathy the damaged blood vessels begin to leak blood, thus causing the retina to swell and/or form deposits, which then interfere with the eye’s vision abilities. Severe retinopathy may lead to blindness, especially in patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes for more than 10 years. If diagnosed in its early stages, the treatment of diabetic retinopathy can be successful.
New Jersey patients suffering from diabetes are especially at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy and should therefore undergo yearly eye exams performed by top NJ retina specialist Dr. Sardi. This well-known retina specialist uses the latest equipment and advanced tests to detect and prevent further progression of this devastating eye condition. For patients who suffer from diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Sardi can provide comprehensive and effective treatment options that include revolutionary medications, including Avastin, and the latest laser equipment available at the Campus Eye Group’s state-of-the-art facility.
Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye conditions may cause the retina to separate from its underlying tissue. This severe eye injury may lead to instant and often irreversible vision loss if not treated immediately.
Patients who suspect a retinal detachment should immediately contact a staff member at the Campus Eye Group facility, which also offers 24-hour emergency services. In order to preserve the patient’s vision, Campus Eye Group retina specialists may use a wide range of treatments to promptly reattach the retina. The most effective techniques during retinal reattachment include laser photocoagulation, gas bubble injections and silicone oil injections.
Retina Treatment Consultation
Eye conditions affecting the retina may lead to serious consequences and, in some cases, complete vision loss. Early detection and prompt, effective treatment are the keys to preserving each patient’s vision abilities. New Jersey patients who believe that a serious medical condition of the retina is affecting their vision should schedule a consultation with Dr. Sardi.
New Jersey patients wishing to eliminate the need for eyeglasses and/or contact lenses often contact Campus Eye Group to undergo LASIK vision correction under the care of a top Mercer County / New Jersey laser eye surgery specialist. Eye surgeons at Campus Eye Group are regarded as leading NJ LASIK experts and foremost NJ cataract surgery, glaucoma therapy and corneal transplant specialists.