Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

What is a Retina Specialist?


A retina specialist is an ophthalmologist who specializes in Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous and has recieved substantial training beyond the typical ophthalmology training in diseases of the retina and vitreous. The Macula is the center part of the retina. The disorders we specialize in treating include:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Floaters and Vitreous Opacities
  • Retinal detachments and tears
  • Diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications of diabetes
  • Vitreomacular traction
  • Macular holes, puckers and edema
  • Complications of cataract, glaucoma and other ocular surgery
  • Ocular trauma
  • Myopic macular degeneration
  • Sickle cell retinopathy
  • Central serous retinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis (intraocular infections)
  • Retinal vascular occlusive disease (retinal artery and retinal vein occlusions)
  • Retinitis and chorioretinitis
  • Uveitis
  • Hereditary retinal degenerations (i.e., retinitis pigmentosa and Stargardt’s disease)

For detailed discussion on common retinal conditions, click on the tabs in the left column.  For further information, please visit EyeSmart, a website sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology dedicated to education and up-to-date information regarding treatment for many eye conditions.