Medical and surgical care of the retina and vitreous

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Dr. Tiedeman
James Tiedeman, MD
Dr. Tiedeman is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist specializing in retina disorders and surgery. He completed his residency in ophthalmology in 1981 at Duke University Medical Center. He was a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia for the past fifteen years.
Signs and Symptoms
Have you experienced a sudden onset of vision loss?
Have you noticed a sudden onset of flashes of light?
Are you extremely nearsighted?
Are there blind spots around your center of vision?
Have you had a traumatic eye injury?

View all of the symptoms which could indicate an eye problem involving the retina. Learn more

Diseases of the Retina
The retina is a layer of tissue at the back of the eye that is responsible for vision. Many retinal diseases share common symptoms and treatments, but each has unique characteristics. Retinal diseases include Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Detached/Torn Retinas. Learn more