Retina Surgery Specialist

InVision Eye Care

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Lakewood, NJ & Eatontown, NJ

If you experience retina detachment or another problem with your retina that threatens your vision, expert retina surgery may be your best option to preserve your sight. At InVision EyeCare in Lakewood and Eatontown, New Jersey, the experienced ophthalmologists perform expert retina surgeries. Call InVision EyeCare or make an appointment online today.

Retina Surgery Q & A

Why would I need retina surgery?

Retina detachment is the most common reason that you might need retina surgery. In most cases, retinal detachment occurs suddenly and requires emergency treatment. You may also need retina surgery to repair a hole or a tear in your macula or to remove an epiretinal membrane — a thin layer of scar tissue that develops on your retina. 

Diabetic retinopathy is a common cause of retinal damage. Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels in your eye, causing them to leak fluid, which increases the pressure in your eye, which can contribute to retinal detachment. 

Additionally, your risk of retinal detachment increases if:

  • You’re extremely nearsighted
  • You’ve had a prior retinal detachment 
  • You have a family history of retinal detachment
  • You’ve had cataract surgery or an eye injury

If you have any of these risk factors, you should have annual eye exams so your eye doctor can monitor your eye health. 

What are the signs of retinal detachment?

Most people have occasional floaters in their vision. However, if you have a sudden shower of floaters or if you notice that the number of floaters you see increases over time, it could be a sign of a retinal detachment. 

You may also notice that a shadow falls across your field of vision or feel like a curtain has been drawn over your eye. 

What happens during retina surgery?

InVision EyeCare offers laser or cryopexy surgical procedures to repair damaged or detached retinas. Laser surgery and cryopexy procedures are outpatient procedures performed at InVision EyeCare. The treatments don’t take long, and you should be able to see clearly within a day or two of your surgery.

The team of ophthalmologists at InVision EyeCare also performs scleral buckle procedures to repair your retina. Scleral buckle procedures are performed in a hospital and involve placing a tiny band in your eye to reconnect it to the retina. In some cases, the team may need to remove some of the vitreous fluid from your eye to regulate the pressure in your eye.

After your surgery, you'll receive instructions on how to take care of your eyes and protect your vision while you recover. For example, you may need to keep your head in a specific position to ensure the best possible outcome.

If you’re concerned about retinal detachment or other retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, call InVision EyeCare or schedule a consultation online.

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