Detection and Diagnosis
Detection and proper diagnosis by your eye doctor is the first step to managing an eye disease. Often, a referral to a specialist is the next step. With many retinal diseases such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, for example, you will likely get referred to a retinal specialist who focuses on diseases of the back of the eye. In cases of more advance glaucoma the referral to a glaucoma specialist is often in order. If you have a cataract, you’ll likely get referred to a cataract surgeon.