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Carrot Eye Center: Mesa Retinal Specialists
At Carrot Eye Center, there’s nothing routine about the way we approach eye care. We strive every day to stay on the cutting-edge of surgical techniques, technology, and patient care.
Providing an optimal experience to the people of Mesa, Tempe, and the surrounding communities is our first priority. Whether it’s an annual eye exam or a vision-saving eye surgery, we treat every visit with the same commitment to delivering care that’s exceptional and unexpected. You can view this commitment in everything we do, and that includes the diagnosis and treatment of retinal issues.
Retina Surgery and Treatments in Mesa
At Carrot Eye Center, we’ve been helping patients maintain their retinal health for over 17 years, combining our expertise and advanced technology to deliver the most thorough treatments possible. We’ve performed over 20,000 successful retinal procedures, backing up our reputation as Mesa’s retinal specialists.
We offer a variety of surgical and medical treatment options, and we’ll guide you through all of your options to find the one that best suits your needs. Our treatments can range from nutritional recommendations and home monitoring to advanced laser procedures and ocular injections.
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Diagnostic Testing and Technology for Retinal Issues
We’ll perform a variety of diagnostic tests to screen and or monitor any retinal conditions. During your diagnostic testing and treatment, we’ll use the visual field testing, OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography), and Widefield Zeiss Fundus Camera to give us the most comprehensive understanding of your retinal health.
At Carrot Eye Center, we use the most advanced technology to screen, diagnose and monitor all varieties of retinal conditions. This allows us to give you the most personalized, effective treatment possible and ensure optimal results.
What Is the Retina?
The retina is the light-sensing tissue in the back of your eye. It converts light into signals for your brain, playing a major role in your vision.
A healthy and high-functioning retina is crucial to clear vision. There are many different retinal conditions that can seriously affect your eyes, and staying on top of your retinal health is a crucial part of maintaining healthy vision over the course of your life.
Here are some issues that commonly affect the retina:
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the most common cause of blindness in Americans over 65. The macula is the small area in the center of your retina that allows you to read, drive, recognize faces, watch TV, and anything else that requires seeing fine details.
Macular degeneration is commonly associated with genetic factors, and it worsens with age.
Symptoms of AMD include:
- Blurry vision
- Straight lines appearing wavy
- Difficulty reading and seeing details in dimly lit settings
Unfortunately, there is no cure for AMD. However, early detection is the best way to get the most effective treatments to manage it. At Carrot Eye Center, we’ll perform a comprehensive eye exam and additional testing to determine your risk for developing AMD, or if you already have the condition, we can analyze the stage and decide the proper course of treatment.
This allows us to develop a customized treatment plan that aims to stabilize the progression of your AMD and preserves your vision for as long as possible.
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Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye condition, occurring when diabetes damages the blood vessels in your retina. While it shows no symptoms at first, it can eventually lead to blindness.
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy are:
- Floaters (spots) in your eye
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty seeing colors
- Loss of vision
If you suffer from diabetes, scheduling an appointment with the retinal specialists at Carrot Eye Center can help you understand how to avoid and prevent vision loss caused by diabetes. We’ll perform a variety of tests to determine the precise path your treatment will follow.
Our doctors can administer anti-VEGF medications to reduce swelling in the macula, slow down vision loss, and even improve vision in some cases. We can also perform laser eye surgery to heal your damaged blood vessels.
Along with our diabetic retinopathy treatments to restore and preserve vision, general management of diabetes and an overall healthy lifestyle are also important to avoiding loss of vision.
A retinal tear occurs when tractional forces pull on the retina hard enough to cause a slight tear. Left untreated, this condition can progress to retinal detachment. Retinal detachments can result in blindness, so seeking help for retinal tears or detachment immediately is crucial to preserving your vision.
Symptoms of a retinal tear or detachment include:
- Sudden increase of floaters in the eye
- Seeing flashes of light
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Decline in general vision
At Carrot Eye Center, we perform advanced laser surgeries to stabilize retinal tears, as well as break up floaters. We believe that to offer you the highest quality eye care, we have to explore every factor in your case and identify the treatment that works for you.
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Retina Surgeons in Mesa
Carrot Eye Center is led by Dr. Michael Herion, M.D., and Dr. Matthew Hammond, M.D., both experienced in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of retinal conditions. They started Carrot Eye Center with the belief that every patient deserves access to the most effective, advanced treatments available.
We’re honored to serve the people of Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and the surrounding areas, working to ensure that every person can experience the joy of clear vision.
To put it simply, at Carrot Eye Center, we’re good for your eyes.
“I felt at home as soon as I walked into Carrot Eye Center. The staff was so welcoming and my appointment started as soon as I checked in. My doctor was very professional and friendly. The whole experience was incredible, I will definitely be spreading the word about Carrot Eye Center!”