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Retinal Disorders

Learn about retinal disorders including the symptoms and treatment.

Located conveniently in South Bend, Kokomo, and Fort Wayne, The Retinal Institute offers specialized consultative care and treatment throughout Indiana for retinal diseases and conditions. The Retinal Institute is committed to providing the latest in skilled care, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative therapies to help improve our patients’ vision and their lives. Part of that commitment lies in working cohesively with patients’ optometrists and other health care professionals to achieve and maintain proactive, ongoing treatment programs.

Our board certified eye surgeon, Scott C. Richards, M.D., is a retinal specialist and brings years of experience to The Retinal Institute. A graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Richards has focused his practice on the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, macular holes, retinal detachment, and other disorders of the retina and/or vitreous. Dr. Richards is well-regarded in the medical community and is known for his research in glaucoma and ocular hypertension, severe vitreous hemorrhage, twin eye diseases, and retinopathy of prematurity. The medical and surgical staff of The Retinal Institute is dedicated, experienced, and empathetic to patients’ needs. They understand the anxiety and stress of vision problems and seek to make each visit to The Retinal Institute as comfortable as possible.

The Retinal Institute’s main goal is to compassionately and effectively enhance the lives of patients and their families by utilizing the latest in technology and treatment, providing skilled staff that understands patients’ and their families’ needs and concerns, and by facilitating the exchange of information between health care professionals, thereby working collectively to manage patients’ eye health conditions.
  • Dec 12, 2013

    The eyes may be the key to diagnosing Alzheimer's disease earlier and more accurately. Researchers found that loss of cells in the eye's retina may reveal information about whether a person has the neurodegenerative disease and how far it has progressed. The retina is the layer of tissue found at the back of the eye that converts images from the eye's lens to electric signals before sending them via the optic nerve to the brain, helping us see.
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