Diseases of the Retina

Macular Degeneration pic

Macular Degeneration
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Dr. Roger T. Adler is an ophthalmologist with Bond Eye Associates, a clinic comprised of three offices in and around Peoria, Illinois. A graduate of the Chicago Medical School, Dr. Roger T. Adler specializes in retinal surgery, and is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of the retina, including vitreous and macular diseases and conditions such as macular degeneration, retinopathy, and ocular inflammation.

Macular Degeneration: The primary cause of vision loss, macular degeneration is most often seen in older patients (age-related macular degeneration or AMD), and occurs when the center of the retina – the macula – begins to degrade. This part of the eye is critical to clear vision, and enables people to carry out tasks such as reading, driving, and recognizing colors.

Retinopathy: Often seen in individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina incur damage. Though initially this condition may affect vision only slightly, it can eventually lead to blindness. Symptoms of retinopathy include seeing floating spots, dark or “empty” areas, and experiencing blurred vision.

Ocular Inflammation: Ocular inflammatory disease (OID) refers to any inflammation of the eye or the tissues surrounding the eye, including the optic nerve, blood vessels, and muscles. This disease can be caused by an infection or an existing inflammatory disorder, and can lead to glaucoma or cataracts.