To keep your retinas healthy, Dr. Steven Vold, a nationally known authority in retinal health brings his award-winning experience to diagnose and treat conditions of the retina. Along with our team of board-certified ophthalmologists and eye surgeons, patients who travel to Vold Vision in Northwest Arkansas will receive an accurate diagnosis and a customized treatment plan. While there are over 30 types of retinal diseases - such as macular edema, retinal artery occlusion, and infectious retinitis - it is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy that are the most widespread cause of blindness in America. AMD is a serious condition, but it has become more treatable as recently as ten years ago. As a result, our goal at Vold Vision is to put patients at ease, help them understand the most current treatment options, and work together to manage their condition.
"I have been dealing with Glaucoma for the past 25 years. I was put under the care of Dr. Laura Voicu at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. She treated me for 18 months and performed Trabeculectomy surgeries on both eyes. Both surgeries were very successful. Dr. Voicuis a very compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring Physician and Surgeon. She is very thorough and carefully explains all aspects of your care. Of the numerous Doctors that have treated my Glaucoma she stands above the rest.Outstanding. I highly recommend Dr. Voicu for the treatment of Glaucoma."- T.D. / Google / Oct 30, 2017
"Great team! Everyone is amazing at their jobs, caring, and friendly. Wish I would have done the Smile procedure sooner!"- M.G. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
"Only thing I regret is not getting it done sooner!! This is a great place and everyone is so friendly! I had lasek done six months ago and have loved the results. It’s truly life changing and they have great financing options. Make the call they are so easy to work with."- M.D. / Google / Mar 07, 2020
"Dr. McFarland is awesome! Nicole is also the most caring, efficient assistant!❤️"- V.H. / Facebook / Mar 06, 2020
"Great team!! They took great care of us before, during and after surgery. The staff there is GREAT! The wife and I did it on the same day and they made sure we both were taken care of. Props to John he made the process very easy and checked in with us throughout the whole process."- A.D. / Facebook / Feb 29, 2020
Signs and Symptoms
AMD may not have any specific symptoms early in its cycle. However, as the disease progresses, you may experience warping of lines that are actually straight and the odd sensation that bright colors appear washed out and dull. Further untreated progression may also subject you to a gradual or sudden loss, darkening, or blurring of central vision. If you have diabetes, you may run the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Just as high blood sugar is unhealthy for the rest of your body, it can also cause damage to the blood vessels in your eyes, specifically the retina. This results in the swelling of the retina (macular edema) and the loss of sight. Another classic symptom is dark floaters as the retina tries compensating for the blocked blood vessels by growing new ones.
About Retina Treatment Options
At Vold Vision, we are proud to bring some of the most advanced retinal treatments to the state of Arkansas. Our advanced micro-pulse green diode laser gives us the ability to treat patients without having them suffer from blind spots. Other types of treatments, such as surgery, are also available to best address whatever specific situation with which you are dealing. In the interest of enriching your quality of life, we are holistic and hands-on when it comes to collaborating with your other physicians so that all your care-givers work from the same information. This helps ensure congruent treatments and reduces conflicting solutions or medications.
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Don’t take your vision for granted. Regular eye care is necessary and needs to be consciously observed. We are fiercely devoted to helping you take care of, nurture, and protect that part of your body that gives you so much independence and pleasure, your eyes, especially your retinas. Don’t delay in contacting us to schedule a consultation and management of your retinal issues at one of our four clinics located across Northwest Arkansas.