Northeast Wisconsin Retina Associates

  • Dr. Rosculet with model of retina
  • staff member among patient files
  • ophthalmic technician working with patient

YOUR VISIT

YOUR TREATMENT

Your doctor will explain the available treatment options and the recommended therapy. Depending on the disorder, treatment for retinal diseases may include medications, various forms of laser therapy and/or surgery performed in the operating room.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatments are typically performed in the office for a variety of conditions including diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and circulatory abnormalities of the retina and macula. This involves the use of a technique called photo­coagu­lation; the creation of microscopic tissue burns using an extremely precisely focused and intense beam of light. An alternate form of laser therapy called photo­dynamic therapy (PDT) is occasionally used in the treatment of macular degeneration and similar conditions.

Medications

Medication therapy may involve eye drops, oral drugs or administration of injectable medications. In recent years, enormous advances in the management of a number of retinal disorders – most notably macular degeneration – have been made through the use of intraocular injection (injection into the eye) of various medications.

Major Surgical Procedures

If surgery in the operating room is necessary, it will be scheduled at one of our affiliated hospitals. The timing of your surgery will depend upon the nature and urgency of your particular condition. Most surgical procedures are done on an out-patient basis. Depending on your medical problems, preoperative evaluation by your primary care physician may also be necessary.