The retina is a light-sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye. The optics of the eye create an image of the visual world on the retina, which serves much the same function as the film in a camera. Light striking the retina initiates a cascade of chemical and electrical events that ultimately trigger nerve impulses. These are sent to various visual centers of the brain through the fibers of the optic nerve.
Associated Eye Care offers world-class expertise in diagnosing and treating all diseases and conditions of the eye. With fellowship-trained physician Dr. Alan Downie specializing in vitreo-retinal surgery, our patient care is second to none.
Vitreo-retinal Surgery, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery
Locations: Stillwater and Hugo
Dr. Downie joined Associated Eye Care in 1995. He completed his undergraduate studies at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and remained there for ophthalmic residency. Dr. Downie completed fellowship training in vitreo-retinal surgery at the Charles Retina Institute in Memphis, TN. Dr. Downie's practice emphasizes medical and surgical management of diseases of the retina and vitreous humor, including retinal detachments, macular degeneration and diabetes.