Retinal Diseases

Maynor & Mitchell Eye Center, conveniently based in Huntsville, AL, is a trusted provider of treatment for all manner of retinal diseases.

Whether you're dealing with early symptoms like floaters and flashers or a condition like age-related macular degeneration, our Alabama eye doctors are able to help.

Let us provide the care you need to preserve your eye health and vision. Book an appointment at our dedicated retinal center today.

What Are Retinal Diseases?

Retinal diseases are conditions that affect the retina—a part of your eye that's responsible for capturing light and translating it into information your brain interprets as an image. As you can imagine, problems with the retina can have a significant negative impact on your vision, potentially leading to partial or complete vision loss.

Our eye doctors in Huntsville have decades of combined experience in the diagnosis and management of retinal concerns. In fact, we have a dedicated retinal center just five minutes away from our Hunstville, AL, ophthalmology office. If a retinal issue is compromising your health and vision, you're in the right place at our practice.

Effective Care for Retinal Diseases Common Conditions We Treat

We can address these retinal conditions with state-of-the-art surgery, as well as with non-surgical options:

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment (when the retina pulls away from the back of the eye) is a medical emergency that should be addressed by an eye doctor right away. It can be difficult to tell if you have this condition, but you don't want to leave room for doubt if you notice a sudden increase of floaters or blurry vision.

Retinal detachment is often a result of trauma to the eye or a retinal tear. If you recently suffered an eye injury, contact Maynor & Mitchell as soon as you can so we can get you in for a screening and begin treatment to preserve your vision, if necessary.

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Retinal Tears

The retina is a thin layer of tissue that can be torn when the vitreous (the gel-like material that fills the eye) moves and tugs across its surface. The condition isn't painful, but it can cause many of the same symptoms as retinal detachment.

A retinal tear is cause for concern on its own, but the condition is especially serious because it can lead to full retinal detachment, potentially permanently compromising your vision. Our eye doctors can provide the prompt attention you need to prevent lasting effects.

Macular Degeneration

Primarily an age-related retinal condition, macular degeneration affects nearly 20 million U.S. adults and is the leading cause of vision loss in those 60 and over. This progressive disease begins as dry macular degeneration, which affects central vision, and if left untreated can progress into wet macular degeneration, a rarer but more severe form.

Dry macular degeneration isn't curable, but it is possible to manage the progression of symptoms with care from an eye specialist. The doctors at our Huntsville practice offer effective options to help you preserve your vision for longer.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

This eye disease is an unfortunate outcome for many patients who deal with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It results from high blood sugar harming the blood vessels in the retina. If not treated, it can lead to further concerns like diabetic macular edema or glaucoma

While it's not possible to undo any vision damage already caused by diabetic retinopathy, our eye doctors can work with you to develop a personalized care regimen that slows progression. If you have diabetes but no eye doctor, come visit us for a thorough screening.

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Huntsville, AL


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I have been a patient at Maynor & Mitchell for many years, and all the folks there have been the most professional and friendly I have ever experienced in any medical facility. They are all among the very best.

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Andrew Aldridge

Huntsville, AL


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Excellent care. My health concerns have been minimized through our engagements. Great team here and clean facility.

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Maynor & Mitchell Eye Center

Maynor & Mitchell Eye Center is a full-service eye center conveniently located in Huntsville. From routine eye care to specialty procedures for rare eye conditions, our dedicated and highly trained staff can keep your eyes healthy for a lifetime. Our doctors are affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Eye Surgeons
  • American College of Eye Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery

To protect and preserve your vision, we invite you to fill out our consultation form or call our office at (256) 533-0315.

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