Retinal disease care at Mayo Clinic

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists, eye surgeons, pediatric ophthalmologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and others work together to diagnose and treat adults and children with retinal diseases. Retinal experts collaborate with other specialists to provide care for the whole person. For example, if you have diabetic retinopathy, your eye doctor can consult with Mayo Clinic diabetes specialists to provide exactly the care you need.

    The goal is to improve your quality of life by preserving as much eyesight as possible and preventing further vision loss. And when you need help dealing with vision loss, you can work with Mayo's low vision experts.

  • The latest techniques and technology. Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise treating retinal diseases with medications, surgery, laser therapy and other options. Mayo Clinic offers an option called retinal prosthesis, which may help some people with severe vision loss or blindness owing to retinal disease.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic physicians conduct retinal disease research and share knowledge to help advance care for people everywhere. Mayo Clinic's research activities include national studies that investigate innovative ways to preserve, rejuvenate and restore vision. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.
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