What to expect

Your first appointment with a retina specialist can take three to four hours, depending on your condition, your visit may take longer. When you arrive, a technician will gather some basic information, check your vision and eye pressure and dilate your eyes. If you usually wear contact lenses, you may want to wear glasses for your visit or be prepared to remove the lenses. Please bring a list of your current medications.

35596_250pxYour doctor may determine that more tests (link to diagnostic tests) should be performed. Most of the tests can be done at our office on the same day, but it might mean a longer visit. Your doctor will review the results with you and make recommendations.

Many procedures to treat retinal diseases can be done in the office on the same day. Occasionally, these procedures are scheduled for a future visit.

If you are new to the Casey Eye Institute or OHSU, you may register as a patient by calling patient registration at 504 494-8505. If you have been to the Casey Eye Institute or OHSU but your health insurance information has changed, please call 503 494-8505 to update this information.


At the Casey Eye Institute, we offer the latest technology for diagnosing retinal problems:

  • Color fundus photography
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Indocyanine green angiography
  • Fundus Autofluorescene
  • Infrared photography
  • Time- and Spectral domain optical coherence tomography
  • Ophthalmic echography, including standardized A-scans
  • Ultra-wide field photography and angiography
  • Full-field and multifocal electroretinograms

Office procedures

  • Intravitreal and Periocular injections
  • Laser photocoagulation
  • Retinal laser cryopexy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Pneumatic retinopexy
  • Diagnostic vitreous and anterior chamber tap