Retina and Vitreous
Age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in older Americans), diabetic retinopathy (the leading cause of blindness in people under 50 years of age), detached retinas, and other vascular abnormalities of the retina and choroid are treated and managed through the Retina and Vitreous Service (for a more complete list of conditions treated, see below). Retina diseases are diagnosed and managed in a new, state-of-the-art facility that includes digital fundus photography and fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and indocyanine green angiography (ICG) to image retinal disease. Specialized tests including Ganzfeld electroretinography (ERG) and multifocal ERG are available. Together with laser treatment, photodynamic therapy (PDT), anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections for AMD, and retina surgery, we offer comprehensive care for adults and children.
Our Retina Specialists are:
There are open studies going on now for our clinical trials.
The Eye Institute is conducting National Clinical Trials for VEGF trap treatment for age related macular degeneration and Age Related Eye Disease Study.
The Eye Institute's Retina Research and Retina Research Trials include Adaptive Optics Imaging of Inherited Macular Diseases.
Retina Conditions Managed and Treated
- Age-related Macular Degeneration
- Dry (non-neovascular, geographic atrophy)
- Wet (neovascular, choroidal)
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular edema
- Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
- Vitreous Hemorrhage
- Diabetic Retinal Detachments
- Macular Dystrophies
- Pattern dystroph
- Macular Holes/Macular Pucker (epiretinal membrane)
- Retinal Degenerations
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Cone-rod dystroph
- Retinal Detachment
- Complicated (Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy)
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Pars Planitis
- Viral retinitis