Retinal disease care at Mayo Clinic


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.


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.

Expertise and rankings


Each year, Mayo Clinic eye disease specialists (ophthalmologists) treat thousands of people for all types of retinal conditions. These highly skilled specialists have advanced diagnostic tools and offer the latest treatments in an effort to restore, preserve or improve vision or to slow or stop diseases.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists are widely respected for their expertise in rapidly evolving treatment options for retinal diseases, including many that are rare or complex. They regularly hold seminars for other physicians to share advances. And Mayo Clinic offers a retinal and vitreous surgery fellowship. This means doctors from throughout the United States who want to specialize in retinal diseases seek advanced training at Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked high performing for ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's ophthalmology department's expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.