Advanced diagnostic tools and targeted treatment methods for improved patient outcomes in retina and vitreoretinal surgery
WVU Eye Institute retina specialists diagnose and treat eye diseases in adults and children that affect the retina and vitreous. Our highly skilled retina specialists can diagnose the most complex diseases and perform intricate procedures with injections, lasers, or traditional surgical instruments to enhance vision for many eye conditions. We perform thousands of injections and laser procedures for diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration each year.
Retina and Vitreous Conditions We Treat
We provide treatment and diagnosis for a wide range of retina and vitreous conditions, including:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic eye diseases (such as diabetic retinopathy)
- Macular hole (a small hole in the center of the retina)
- Retinal detachment (separation of the retina from the back of the eye)
- Vitreous detachment (gel-like substance detaches from retina)
- Macular pucker (a wrinkling of the center part of the retina that may cause visual distortion)
Treatments for Retina and Vitreous Conditions
With the latest technology, our retina specialists can view individual cell layers of the retina and assess the severity of various retina diseases and vitreous conditions. Our advanced diagnostic tools enable us to provide you with the most effective treatment methods for your individual condition.
Depending on your medical issue, a WVU Eye Institute retina specialist may recommend non-surgical or surgical procedures, including pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckling, or vitrectomy.
Funding Visual Science Research
Making untreatable vision problems treatable: WVU receives $11M for visual sciences research center
A clinical trial conducted by the WVU Eye Institute for the use of EYELEA, an injection medication, has led to FDA approval for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
The experts at the WVU Eye Institute conduct ongoing clinical trials and research studies.
Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences.