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The retina is essential to your vision, and diseases and conditions affecting the retina can lead to permanent blindness. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System, provides the latest treatments and technologies delivered by the nation’s leading physician-researchers, to protect your eyesight.

People with high blood pressure or other diseases affecting the arteries are more likely to develop retinal vascular disease, which includes different disorders affecting the blood vessels or arteries inside the eye. Similar to vascular disease that causes blood clots in other parts of the body, retinal vascular disease can lead to clots inside the eye.

When cells inside the retina (the light sensitive tissue at the back of your eye) begin to die, the process is known as retinal degeneration, including Retinitis Pigmentosa and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This can result from several causes, including genetic disorders, aging, or cancer and can lead to blindness.

Why Chose Bascom Palmer Eye Institute?

Number One in the Nation for Eye Care. When you have a vision-threatening condition, you deserve top quality care. Choosing the Number One eye care provider in the country, you place your eyesight in skilled hands. Our physician-researchers win prestigious accolades for their work. Their experience, knowledge and dedication to patient care helps you achieve your best possible vision.

Trusted Leaders. Our specialists not only treat eye conditions, they teach and lecture on their chosen field. Many also conduct pioneering studies in our research facility. These dedicated doctors are internationally recognized for their groundbreaking work.

Full Spectrum Care for Multiple Eye Conditions. Retinal problems often result from other medical or eye conditions. Whichever Bascom Palmer location you choose, you are cared for by a multidisciplinary team, working together to preserve your vision.

The Future of Eye Care Today. At Bascom Palmer, research translates more quickly into treatments. Many of our physician-researchers specialize in retinal degenerative disorders. By closing the gap between the laboratory and hospital, they provide patients with the latest treatments and access to clinical trials.

Specialized Surgical Suites. In certain diseases, surgery may be the best way to treat your retinal problem. Our surgeons, anesthesiologists and surgical nurses are specially trained in eye care. Working in operating suites designed only for eye surgery, they deliver outstanding care.

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