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Retinal Detachment Surgery


As nationally recognized experts, the best-in-class retina doctors at VRMNY can quickly pinpoint the cause of retinal detachment and develop a treatment plan that preserves the eye’s health. Our doctors are foremost experts in the treatment of retinal detachment, conduct research and develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. VRMNY provides laser procedures to repair a tear in the retina, stop a detachment, or keep a small detachment from growing larger. If the retinal detachment is severe, our doctors may advise surgery.

The retina can be likened to film in a camera. It is the light sensitive structure that lines the back of the eye. The part directly in the back of the eye is the macular region. Because of the structure of the macula and the cells that are there, the macula supplies sharp vision and also provides most of the color information being sent back to our brains.

The rest of the retina supplies a lower resolution image that gives us the wide field of view we ordinarily have. This side vision is very important in functioning in the modern world. The retina is not connected to the back of the eye in a firm way. Under some circumstances the retina can pull away from the back of the eye. Since the retina gets much of its oxygen and nutrition from the tissue in the back of the eye, this can lead to significant harm to vision.


There are many different ways the retina can detach from the back of the eye. One way is that it can be pulled by force. There is no hole or tear in the retina, just brute force. A second way is the retina can tear and fluid from the middle part of the eye can go under the retina; this method combines pulling with fluid flows to cause the retina to separate from the back of the eye. The third important way is there can be an excessive amount of fluid made under the retina by disease and the rising tide of fluid floats the retina away from the back of the eye.

Retinal Detachment Caused by Pulling: Traction Retinal Detachment

Some diseases, such as diabetes, cause blood vessels and cells similar to those found in scar tissue to grow into the middle parts of the eye from the retina. At first these stalks look like treed or fans of seaweed. Eventually they contain more and more scar. Also since they contain blood vessels these fronds can also bleed. Bleeding commonly leads to more scar tissue. Contraction of the scar tissue can pull the retina away from the back of the eye. Many different conditions can lead to the same endpoint. In many patients the simple passage of time causes the vitreous to pull on the retina, at least a little. In some patients this pulling can be extreme and lead to detachment of the macula.

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Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York

110 Lafayette St, Suite 502

New York, NY 10013

(212) 234-3367

(212) 861-9797

Fax: (212) 628-0698



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