About Retina Treatments
Vold Vision, one of the premier vision centers in the country, is staffed with a skilled team of board-certified, fellowship-trained eye surgeons led by Dr. Steven Vold, who are all dedicated to the health and well-being of your vision. This includes vision loss or complications due to a condition that might affect the retina. Our experienced team at Vold Vision is on a mission to not only provide unmatched retinal care but to do so with such a level of compassion that you’ll feel like part of the family instead of just another patient. This is especially crucial when dealing with emotions surrounding the onset of retinal issues such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.
"1 week ago today I had the SMILE procedure done at Vold Vision. BEST. DECISION. EVER! 1 day post op I had 20/20 vision! I never thought I’d see the day where I didn’t wake up scrambling around to find my glasses just to make it to the bathroom to put in my contacts for a 12hr shift at the hospital, but here we are and I couldn’t be more thankful! <br /> The entire staff at Vold has been amazing! The front desk staff always greets me with a warm and positive attitude. John in scheduling worked with me to get pre op testing, surgery date, and post op appointments made that were perfect for me and my work schedule. Dr. Moser saw me for my pre op testing and has been following my progress during the post op period. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has answered all of my questions/concerns thus far! And last, but not least, Dr. Vold on surgery day was phenomenal! Even though the procedure itself is very quick, he continuously reassured me and kept the experience very calming and relaxing. He mentioned multiple times how excited he was for me and I cannot thank him enough for giving me this new and much improved vision! <br /> 10/10 definitely recommend Dr. Vold & his entire team!"- M.L. / Facebook / May 26, 2021
"If you’ve considered using Vold Vision for your vision correction needs, JUST DO IT! Had our consultation for my husband and felt so cared for from the moment we walked through the door! They answered all thousand () of my questions with a smile on their faces, and they made sure we fully understood what we were signing up for. So excited to have them correct my husbands vision in a couple weeks! 😉"- H.G. / Facebook / Jul 29, 2022
"Thursday was the last day I’d have to wear contacts or glasses except for SUNGLASSES! Thank you Vold Vision! I’ve been in glasses since I was 6 or 7…that’s 28ish years! I tried to get lasik/lasek but was not a candidate. However, hope was not lost! With EVO ICL I’m able to finally have great vision without the help of contacts or glasses! So if you’ve been turned down before and still dream of life without contacts and glasses definitely make the trip to have a consult at Vold Vision. They have the best staff, they’re very personable and just all around great! #VoldVision #EVOICL"- K.P. / Facebook / Jun 26, 2022
"I had my laser/smile procedure 2 years ago and WOW! The difference it has made in my life is indescribable! I wore contacts for most of my life and I was always worried about losing one of them being uncomfortable etc. It really added a lot of stress to my life. I finally decided to have the procedure and I have not regretted it. To wake up and actually open my eyes and see is so awesome! No more solutions no more worries! FREEDOM!"- Anonymous / Facebook / Jun 18, 2022
"I had the CLE done on Thursday. Next day I can read my phone, prescription labels and see my alarm clock in the middle of the night without straining. The procedure was easy and painless. They were very professional to work with and put my nerves at ease. Highly recommend Vold"- T.M. / Facebook / May 24, 2022
With over 7 million cones, up to 150 million rods, three layers of nerve cells, and two layers of synapses – all packed into a complex membrane a half-millimeter thick, the retina is unbelievably complex. As a result, many things can and do go wrong with it for many people. AMD, or age-related macular degeneration, is the most common cause of blindness for people over the age of 65. Diabetic retinopathy, on the other hand, causes more blindness in people under the age of 65 than any other retinal issue. Other common conditions include retinal vascular occlusions, flashes and floaters, retinal tears and detachments, macular pucker, macular holes, vitreomacular traction, and uveitis.
The main benefit of treating eye disorders is that we can focus directly on the affected area. This reduces side-effects that could harm or affect another area of the eye. After a thorough eye exam and diagnosis, many patients are able to use medication to start their treatment if the disease has not advanced. AMD is commonly treated with an intravitreal injection which doesn’t hurt, thanks to the application of topical anesthesia. There are many types of medical injections that can be used and many provide effective results in keeping the condition at bay. Other forms of treatment, such as scleral buckle, is a silicone buckle used to directly treat retinal detachments. Other conditions are treatable with surgery or Vold Vision’s advanced micro-pulse green diode laser which eliminates the issue of blind spots. Laser photocoagulation like this is commonly used, with Vold’s pinpoint accuracy, to also treat retinal tears and detachments or diabetic retinopathy. Other types of retinal treatments include cryotherapy and ultrasonography.
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Solutions to Complex Issues
No matter where your retina issues take you, start the journey with Vold. We’ll be with you every step. We make it our focus to provide only the very best retinal care benefiting Northwest Arkansas and beyond. We strive to prove that with every phone call, treatment, and visit so we not only treat the patient but you, the person.