Our retinal specialist gives Melbourne residents expert care of various retinal conditions
The retina is the light-sensing tissue at the back of the eyeball and is crucial for vision. A complex structure, the retina is formed of 10 interconnected layers and is supported by additional purpose-specific tissues and structures that provide oxygen and nutrients to the retinal cells. Despite being such a delicate structure, some retinal diseases may simply be monitored closely; conversely, other retinal conditions are considered emergencies and must be treated immediately.
There are two broad classifications of retinal disease and treatment – medical, such as those requiring intravitreal injections, or surgical. Retina specialists may have a preference for managing one or both types. At Mornington Peninsula Eye Clinic, we are pleased to provide management of both medical and surgical retinal conditions under the care of our experienced retina specialist for the Melbourne community. We have access to facilities equipped to perform both medical interventions and retinal surgery and Melbourne residents are welcome to seek the care of our retina specialists for any variety of retinal conditions. In Melbourne, we are fortunate to also have access to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where most of our ophthalmologists also hold public appointments. Afterhours emergencies can often be attended to at the Eye and Ear Hospital.