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The Importance of a Retina Specialist Referral

You might think that eye exams are just for people who need glasses or contact lenses. While maintaining a current prescription for corrective lenses is important, there are plenty of other advantages to a yearly eye exam.

During an eye exam, your doctor will use testing to identify signs of diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, & other macular diseases. Most eye diseases don't cause any noticeable symptoms in their early stages. Your chances of protecting your vision & restoring eye health increase when a diagnosis occurs, & it is treated before permanent damage occurs.

Just as there are subspecialties in every area of medicine, the field of ophthalmology is made up of eye doctors who may specialize in a certain part of the eye and diseases and conditions that affect that part of the eye. You may have been referred you to a Retina Specialist at Rocky Mountain Retina Associates. A retina specialist is an ophthalmologist who has undergone additional training to become an expert in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of diseases of the retina. If your eye doctor has detected something unusual in your retina and sent a referral, they are seeking an expert second opinion about the condition or its management and treatment.

Rocky Mountain Retina Associates currently has two retinal specialists as a part of our team: Dr. Geeta Lalwani and Dr. Vlad Matei. Our retina specialists are board-certified retina physicians and surgeons who have the expertise, technology, and experience to treat the most complex retinal diseases and disorders.

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