Dr. Roger T Adler
A Clinical Ophthalmologist with Bond Eye Associates
About Dr. Roger Adler
A highly trained professional, Dr. Roger T. Adler began preparing
for his career as a student at the Chicago Medical School at the
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, an institution of
medical learning established over a century ago. While there, he
completed all of the coursework necessary to earn a doctor of medicine.
Following this, Dr. Adler received training at the Maimonides Medical
Center in the form of a general surgery internship. Later, he completed a
residency in conjunction with Cleveland, Ohio-based Case Western
Reserve University. Furthermore, he worked with the Eye Consultants of
Atlanta, Georgia, as a fellow in retinal surgery. Currently, Dr. Roger
T. Adler practices as an ophthalmologist with Bond Eye Associates, where he focuses on the treatment of several forms of diabetic
retinopathy and performs both traditional and laser ophthalmological
Laser Surgery for Diabetic Macular Edema
An award-winning physician, Dr. Roger T. Adler practices ophthalmology at Bond Eye Associates in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Roger Adler concentrates on such conditions as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME).
DME causes swelling in the macula, an area in the center of the retina that facilitates detailed vision for activities such as reading. Diabetes can damage blood vessels that feed the macula, leading to blurred vision. Although it ranges from mild to severe forms, DME does not affect peripheral vision.
One new treatment for DME is MicroPulse Laser Therapy. The procedure begins with the dilation of the patient’s eyes and the application of an anesthetic. The doctor uses a large lens to see the details of the macula. The laser uses a noncontinuous beam aimed at the macula. It interrupts itself regularly to allow the area to cool between pulses.
Although the purpose of the therapy is the prevention of more vision loss, the procedure may actually enhance vision. Some patients report improvement within a week.