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retina conditions and CARE


Below we have outlined a number of retina conditions, their symptoms and various treatment options.



Retinal disorders often represent the most serious and challenging of eye problems to diagnose and manage. At Retina Specialists of Tampa, we provide pain free treatment in the most difficult  cases. We are committed to offering our patients the most sophisticated and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and the most current eye surgery and care treatments.


Our retina specialist, Dr. Tarabishy and his  staff provide highly-specialized eye care in a personal and individualized manner, involving family members and caregivers if desired. A treatment plan is tailored to your needs after a careful discussion to help you understand your diagnosis, treatment options, and expected outcomes.


At Retina Specialists of Tampa, we have dedicated our life to your eyesight and specifically your retina health. Our principal mission is to bring your life into focus. Dr. Tarabishy is one of the area’s most respected eye surgeons, he is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Retina specialist. Dr. Tarabishy performs both Laser surgery and Cryotherapy,  providing our patients with both the care and peace of mind they deserve.  Contact us today for the complete Retina care you need, beacause your eyes deserve great care.


Below we have outlined a number of retina conditions, their symptoms and various treatment options. Yet, even with daily advancement and medical breakthroughs, early detection is critical in the treatment of Retinal conditions and diseases.  So, if you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, we urge you to call us right away.



diabetic retinopathy



Diabetic retinopathy is a condition occurring in persons with diabetes, which causes progressive damage to the retina, the light sensitive lining at the back of the eye. It is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes.


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floaters and flashes



You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous, the clear gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. While these objects look like they are in front of your eye, they are actually floating inside it. What you see are the shadows they cast on the retina, the layer of cells lining the back of the eye that senses light and allows you to see. Floaters can appear as different shapes such as little dots, circles, lines, clouds, or cobwebs.


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macular degeneration



Macular degeneration is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula. The macula is a small area in the retina at the back of the eye that allows you to see fine details clearly and perform activities such as reading and driving. When the macula does not function correctly, your central vision can be affected by blurriness, dark areas or distortion. Macular degeneration affects your ability to see near and far, and can make some activities—like threading a needle or reading—difficult or impossible.


Although macular degeneration reduces vision in the central part of the retina, it usually does not affect the eye’s side, or peripheral, vision. For example, you could see the outline of a clock but not be able to tell what time it is. Macular degeneration alone does not result in total blindness. Even in more advanced cases, people continue to have some useful vision and are often able to take care of themselves.


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retinal detachment



The retina is a nerve layer at the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. An eye is like a camera. The lens in the front of the eye focuses light onto the retina. You can think of the retina as the film that lines the back of a camera.


A retinal detachment occurs when the retina is pulled away from its normal position. The retina does not work when it is detached. Vision is blurred, just as a photographic image would be blurry if the film were loose inside the camera. A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that almost always causes blindness unless it is treated.


Almost all patients with retinal detachments require surgery to return the retina to its proper position.


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The eye is shaped much like a tennis ball, with three different layers of tissue surrounding the central gel-filled cavity. The innermost layer is the retina, which senses light and helps to send images to your brain. The middle layer between the sclera and retina is called the uvea. The outermost layer is the sclera, the strong white wall of the eye. Uveitis (pronounced you-vee-EYE-tis) is inflammation of the uvea.


The uvea contains many blood vessels— the veins, arteries, and capillaries—that carry blood to and from the eye. Since the uvea nourishes many important parts of the eye (such as the retina), inflammation of the uvea can damage your sight


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Diabetic Retinopathy

Retina Care

Floaters & Flashes

Macular Degeneration

Retinal Detachment


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