Macular, retinal and vitreous disorders
Our highly trained and experienced physicians specialize in a wide range of medical and surgical solutions for a number of macular, retinal and vitreous disorders. Our offices in upstate New York provide caring, medical services throughout Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Wilton, Saratoga, Malta, Clifton Park and beyond.
Below are just some of the specialized medical procedures we provide for our patients:
Scleral Buckle Surgery: Surgical procedure in which a flexible band (Scleral Buckle) is placed around the eye to keep the retina in place.
Pneumatic Retinopexy: Procedure where a gas bubble is injected into the vitreous space to flatten the retina in a retinal detachment or displace subretinal blood. Laser or cryotherapy will also be applied in retinal detachment cases.
Vitrectomy: Surgical procedure performed to clear blood or debris from the eye, to remove scar tissue, or to alleviate traction on the retina. Common surgies for vitrectomy include macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage (bleeding in the eye), advanced diabetic retinopathy, ocular inflammation or infection, and post-cataract events requiring retinal intervention.
Photocoagulation Laser: Laser treatment uses highly focused beam of light that can be aimed precisely through the pupil to the retina. It seals leaking blood vessels and keeps abnormal blood vessel growth from spreading.
Photodynamic Laser (PDT): This procedure is for vision loss caused by abnormal blood vessels called Choroidal Neovascularization. Visudyne is a light activated drug that is injected and travels to the abnormal tissues where it collects and activated by a non-heat producing laser which produces a reaction allowing abnormal blood vessels to close.
Injectible Medicine: Medication is applied in or around the eye for the treatment of various conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, macular edema, and endophthalmitis. Medications include steroids, Avastin, Lucentis, Eylea, antibiotics, and others.
Fluorescein Angiography: Special photographs used to evaluate intraocular bloodflow, vascular leakage, and ocular inflammation. A dye is injected into arm or hand and photos are taken before and after dye is injected.
OCT(Optical Coherence Tomography): Non-invasive, non-contact imaging technique produces high resolution images of ocular structures.
B-Scan: Diagnostic non-invasive two-dimensional ultrasound which help determine the composition and contours of ocular and orbital structures.
If you think you may be a candidate or would like more information about the clinical trials we are now enrolling, please contact our office and ask to speak with our clinical trial coordinator at: 518.437.1111