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Vision Loss services offered in Tampa, FL

If you have a condition like diabetes, you may be at significant risk for partial or total vision loss. To protect your vision and treat the underlying cause of vision loss, retina and macular disease specialists David Eichenbaum, MD, Priya Vakharia, MD, and the team offer comprehensive diagnostic testing services at Network Eye. The team also specializes in customized treatment plans that improve your eye health and prevent vision loss from progressing. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for vision loss, call the office in Tampa, Florida, or book a consultation online today.

Vision Loss Q & A

What causes vision loss?

Vision loss describes partial or complete loss of vision. You can lose your vision suddenly or gradually over time because of an injury or a range of underlying eye conditions like:


Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body processes sugar it uses for energy. Over time, increased blood sugar levels can lead to permanent nerve damage in your body, especially in your eye, which can lead to vision loss.

When you have diabetes, you may experience blurred vision, see shadows, or notice areas of your vision are missing. Many people also have difficulty seeing at night.


Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can ultimately damage your optic nerve, the nerve that sends images of what you see to your brain. Increased pressure in your eye typically causes optic nerve damage that can lead to vision loss and blindness without treatment.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that causes the slow destruction of your central vision. This type of damage makes it difficult for you to see objects up close, read, or see fine details in images.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Network Eye if you have any changes in your vision, especially if you have sudden vision loss.

How is vision loss diagnosed?

To identify what’s causing your vision loss, the Network Eye team offers diagnostic eye tests and diabetes eye tests in-office.

During your evaluation, the team may dilate your eyes to get a clear picture of your retina and the other structures at the back of your eye. They also use IDx-DR technology to take photos of the back of your eye without the need for dilation.

This technology helps the team diagnose diabetes-related damage and optic nerve damage that can cause vision loss.

How is vision loss treated?

While the Network Eye team can’t restore any vision you lost, they do offer treatments to improve your eye health and preserve the vision you still have.

Treatments that can improve and protect your vision may include:

  • Prescription eyeglasses
  • Medicated eye drops
  • Medicated injections
  • Laser therapy

The team also uses diagnostic technologies to evaluate how well treatment is working for your condition. They recommend routine eye exams to monitor your eye health and identify other potential issues that can increase your risk for further vision loss.

If you need help managing vision loss, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Network Eye by calling the office or booking online today.

Conditions and Treatments.


Diabetes Eye Tests

Network Eye provides screening for Diabetic Retinopathy and other conditions.


Diagnostic Retina Exams

Network Eye doctors assess patients’ disease progression and help determine the best course of action.


Advanced Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatment 

Our Board-certified retina specialists administer a special class of treatments to slow the progression of AMD.


Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Treatment

Our Board-certified retina specialists administer a special class of treatments to slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy.