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Retinal Disease

There are many inherited and acquired diseases or disorders that may affect the retina. Some of them include:

  • Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of genetic diseases that affect the retina and causes the loss of night vision and peripheral vision.
  • Macular degeneration describes a group of diseases characterized by loss of central vision because of death or impairment of the cells in the macula.
  • Cone-rod dystrophy (CORD) describes a number of diseases where vision loss is caused by deterioration of the cones and/or rods in the retina.
  • In retinal separation, the retina detaches from the back of the eyeball. Ignipuncture is an outdated treatment method.
  • Both hypertension and diabetes mellitus can cause damage to the tiny blood vessels that supply the retina, leading to hypertensive retinopathy and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the retina.
  • Retinal diseases in dogs include retinal dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and sudden acquired retinal degeneration.

LOCATIONS
Atlantic Eye Center
207 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Cape May Court House
NJ 08210
tel. 609.465.1616
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EyeMax Lasik Center
200 New Road
Linwood
NJ 08221
tel. 609.653.2201
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Cape Cataract Center
804 Route 9 South
Cape May Court House
NJ 08210
tel. 609.463.1525
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