Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
The retina is the delicate, light sensitive layer of tissue located at the back of the eye that sends visual images to the brain. Located near the center of the retina is the macula, which is responsible for detailed, central vision. Adhering to the surface of the retina is the vitreous, a thick, gel-like substance that fills the interior two-thirds of the eye. Sophisticated technology and new pharmaceutical agents allow vitreoretinal specialists to diagnose, manage, and surgically treat diseases of these sensitive parts of the eye more effectively than ever before.
Vitreoretinal specialists care for patients experiencing retinal detachment, hemorrhages, tears, and holes; diabetic retinopathy; vitreous detachment; macular holes and puckers; and age-related macular degeneration, or ARMD. They also evaluate blind spots, flashes and floaters and perform retinal laser therapy, scleral buckling surgery, and pneumatic retinopexy.