Retinal Conditionscauses, symptoms and treatments

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Last updated 1/27/2021
Retina diseases and injuries, Los Angeles Retina Specialist

What is a Retina?

A healthy, intact retina is critical for normal vision. The retina is a thin layer of light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye cavity like wallpaper.

Light rays enter the eye through the opening of the iris and converge on the retinal surface where they are converted into electrical impulses. These impulses are carried by the optic nerve to the brain where they are interpreted as images.  When these impulses are interrupted by a retinal condition, the results can be catastrophically disruptive to vision.

Dr. Svetlana Pilyugina

About Retinal Care at AEI

Dr. Pilyugina is a board certified ophthalmologist and surgeon with fellowship training and board certification in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina.

 

She has extensive experience in treating macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal tears and detachment, flashes, floaters, and complex retinal conditions. She participates in multiple clinical trials and presents at national and international scientific meetings.

 

Apart from her experience, Dr. P is known for her dedication to her patients and focus on personalized compassionate care in a comfortable setting. Dr. Pilyugina emphasizes patient education and patient’s understanding of their diseases and treatments. Dr. P is fluent in English, Spanish and Russian.

 

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