What are vitreoretinal diseases?
Vitreoretinal Diseases – There are a variety of conditions that can affect the vitreous and the retina, which are located in the back of the eye. These conditions include: diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments or tears, macular holes, uveitis and retinoblastoma.
Our ophthalmologists are highly skilled at medically and surgically treating conditions of the vitreous, macula and retina. These treatments may include laser therapy, cryotherapy, retinal detachment repairing surgery, and vitrectomy (the removal of the vitreous).
Vitreoretinal eye surgery includes a group of procedures performed deep inside the eye’s interior, using lasers or conventional surgical instruments. As the name implies, this delicate surgery takes place where the gel-like vitreous and light-sensitive retina are found.
Various vitreoretinal surgical and laser approaches can restore, preserve and enhance vision for a range of eye conditions affecting the vitreous or the retina.