Your Expert Retina Center in Cleveland

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The retina is our pathway of vision, detecting light and turning it into electric signals that alert our brain to produce images. It’s how we distinguish light and dark, and see all the vibrant colors around us. If the retina is affected by an injury or disease, it can result in serious vision problems that impact our ability to perform our normal daily activities. Envision Ophthalmology & Wellness is here to empower you with knowledge about your condition and provide available cutting-edge treatments that can help restore your vision. Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. E. Shanika Esparaz is a fellowship trained medical retina specialist and one of the most respected eye surgeons in the Cleveland region. She stands at the forefront of the latest advancements in the treatment of retinal disorders, providing world-class care tailored to each patient’s needs.
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When to See Your Ophthalmologist

Retina disease and disorders can strike anyone, but our risk increases as we age or if we have an underlying condition such as diabetes or hypertension. If you or your loved one displays any of the following symptoms, schedule a consultation with the team at Envision Ophthalmology & Wellness today.

  • Flashes of light
  • Blurry or distorted vision, changes in vision, or a loss of vision
  • Reduced central or peripheral vision
  • The sudden appearance of floaters
  • Black or gray spots
  • Changes in color perception
  • Difficulty seeing a night
  • Difficulty adjusting to light changes
  • Pain and/or pressure in the eye

Your Options for Treatment

It can be a scary time when your vision is compromised, and trying to decide on the best plan of action can feel overwhelming. Rather than simply recommended a course of treatment, Dr. Esparaz will help you understand the cause of your disorder, the options available, and any possible downtime or side effects so you can feel comfortable taking the next step to better sight. In addition to treating your condition, she will design a custom wellness plan for you so you can reduce your risk of a reoccurrence as well as other serious eye problems.

Retinal Evaluations

An accurate diagnosis is crucial to treating a retinal disorder. Dr. Esparaz specializes in state-of-the-art and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to analyze the retina for signs of disease or abnormalities. Just as important, Dr. Esparaz takes the time to get to know you as a person – to understand your current health status and your family history so she can have all the facts before making a final determination.

Retinal Injections

As frightening as they may sound, retinal injections are one of most effective treatments available to delivering sight-saving medicine. Dr. Esparaz and her staff will walk you through the procedure. Typically, patients feel no pain – just a little pressure – and in most cases, they experience few side effects after the injection. Dr. Esparaz provides both in-office and at-home injection therapy to ensure your complete comfort.

Retinal Lasers

Laser surgery, or retinal photocoagulation, is a minimally-invasive, in-office procedure used to treat a wide range of retinal conditions that can lead to hemorrhaging, blurry vision, and blindness, including leaking blood vessels, retinal tears, holes, or detachments. Laser therapy takes a few minutes and involves making small burns to the targeted areas to create scar tissue that seals off a tear or repair broken vessels. Patients experience minimal discomfort during the laser with little to no downtime after.

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Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Esparaz is currently accepting new retinal patients at Envision Ophthalmology & Wellness. To learn more about our direct patient care practice and how you can become an Envision member, contact us today.

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