Our retina specialists have received special fellowship training for managing conditions which involve the vitreous body and retina. The vitreous is a clear gel which fills the space between the front and back of the eye and gives it shape (in the same way that air fills a ballon).
The retina is the light sensitive area on the inner back of the eye that converts light into electrical signals for the visual cortex of the brain.
Our retina specialists treat a wide range of eye conditions including: age-related macular degeneration (wet and dry AMD), flashes and floaters, diabetic retinopathy (PDR,DME), vascular occlusions such as vein and artery occlusions, retinal tears, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa and other hereditary retina diseases, severe ocular trauma and intraocular foreign bodies, and cancers of the eye including ocular melanoma, retinoblastoma and metastatic cancers.
The retina division also houses the imaging department which includes state of the art imaging tools such as high resolution digital color fundus photography, Fluorescein angiography, ICG angiography, Fundus AutoFluorescence, time domain and Spectral domain OCT and multiple frequency ocular ultrasound imaging.
Faculty in this division serve as Principal Investigators for many clinical trials in areas of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusions, retinal detachment, and ocular tumors.