WVU Eye Institute retina specialists diagnose and treat eye diseases in adults and children that affect the retina and vitreous, a gel substance that holds the retina in place and give the eye its shape. Our highly-skilled retina specialists are able to perform the most intricate procedures with lasers or traditional surgical instruments to enhance vision for many eye conditions. We perform more than 700 laser procedures for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease each year.

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, including diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic vitreous hemorrhage (bleeding occurs in the vitreous)
  • Macular hole (a small hole forms in center of retina)
  • Retinal detachment (the separation of the retina from the back of the eye)
  • Vitreous detachment (gel-like substance detaches from retina)

Treatments and Services

With the latest technology, our retina specialists are able to view individual cell layers of the retina and assess the severity of various retina diseases and vitreous conditions. Our advanced diagnostic tools allow us to provide you with the most effective treatment methods for your individual condition.

Depending on your medical issue, a WVU Medicine retina specialist may recommended non-surgical or surgical procedures including, pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckling, and vitrectomy. The WVU Eye Institute is the only facility in the state to offer vitreoretinal surgery performed with 3D viewing systems, which provide greater accuracy and safety.