Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery

WVU Eye Institute retina specialists use the latest technology to diagnose and treat both common and complex retina and vitreous conditions of the eye.

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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

Latest News

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).

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Clinical Research

The experts at the WVU Eye Institute conduct ongoing clinical trials and research studies.

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Academic Programs

Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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Make an appointment: Call 855-WVU-CARE, or schedule online.

Our Providers

Ghassan Ghorayeb, MD

Assistant Professor

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Nicole Pumariega, MD

Assistant Professor

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Leah Lazson, MD

Assistant Professor

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WVU Eye Institute Main Campus

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

United Hospital Center

527 Medical Park Drive
Bridgeport, WV 26330

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call
855-WVU-CARE or schedule online.