The retinal specialists at Weiss Memorial Hospital diagnose and treat a wide variety of retinal and vitreal disorder including age related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, diabetic retinopathy and many others.
Recently, the Eye Surgery Center added the Constellation Vision System (CVS). CVS enables a retinal surgeon to perform a state-of-the-art vitrectomy, removal of the eye’s vitreous gel. Removing the gel from the inner cavity of the eye allows access to the back of the eye in order to repair detached retinas, vitreous hemorrhages, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, macular holes and epiretinal membranes.
The CVS enables surgeons to make micro incisions, virtually eliminating the need for sutures thereby offering greater comfort, shorter surgical times and quicker recovery compared to traditional vitrectomy surgery.
Visit our health library to learn more about surgical repair of detached retina.
Many retinal clinical trials are underway at Weiss with new ones starting throughout the year. Wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are among the diseases being studied.