Detachment of the retina from the outer supportive layer of the eye is a very serious condition. It is caused by a tear in the retina that allows the retina to separate from the eye wall. It is usually an emergency procedure when the tear is large or when the detachment does not involve the macula. In all cases it needs to be repaired.

Treatment of Retinal Detachment
Immediate surgical treatment is necessary. Vitrectomy, Laser Surgery, Cryotherapy, C3F8 Gas, and Scleral Buckle are some of the surgical procedures that would need to be performed for this condition. The procedure performed would be based upon the physician's findings.

Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure done in the operating room. This procedure removes non-clearing vitreous hemorrhage (blood in the eye) and/or scar tissue causing traction retinal detachment. Once the blood and/or scar tissue removed, the view through the vitreous is cleared from blood and the retina has a chance to flatten back into place. Frequentlly PRP laser therapy is also performed at the time a vitgrectomy is done to cauterize leaking blood vessels or to treat deadened areas of the retina that have potential to develop neovascularization. This surgical procedure is usually done under local anesthesia with mild sedation in an outpatient facility.

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A message from our Doctors regarding COVID-19

 

In wake of the recent Coronavirus activity, our offices are open for new and existing patients with medical problems. Please call 609-877-2800 to make an appointment. Our optical shops will be closed for at least two weeks. Please call ahead to make sure that your glasses are available for pick-up.

 

Your health and our health are of the utmost importance to us. We are following all CDC procedures and are limiting the number of patients and person-to-person contact within the offices to decrease the spread of the virus. We are committed to serving our community’s eye care needs and medical problems. If you cannot get to the office to see us due to these unforeseen circumstances, Telephone Consultations are available. If you have FACETIME this enhances our ability to diagnose and treat. Our Physicians are On Call 24/7!

 

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