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Retina Procedures

The retina, the inner lining of the eye and an extension of the brain, functions like the film in a camera. Light rays are focused by the cornea and lens, pass through the clear, gel-like vitreous, stimulate the millions of nerve endings (rods and cones) within the retina, which then send a “message” to the brain where images are interpreted. The macula is the pinpoint center of the retina and responsible for our most critical visual tasks.

Drs. Craig Sklar and Stephanie Sugin, The Eye Care Group’s fellowship trained vitreoretinal specialists, have extensive experience diagnosing and treating diseases of the retina and vitreous. Our offices are equipped with state of the art technology, such as digital photography and angiography, ocular coherence tomography (OCT), fundus autoflourescene, ultrasonography, and lasers which assist in providing the highest level of retinal care.

Drs. Sklar and Sugin perform both in-office and outpatient hospital based procedures for the treatment of a vast array of retinal and vitreous diseases. Some of the more common treatments follow:

Intravitreal injections:
Often used in the treatment of exudative macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, macular edema.

Retinal lasers 
(both thermal and photodynamic therapy): Employed in the treatment of retinal holes, retinal tears, retinal detachments, lattice degeneration, macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and other abnormailities.

Vitreoretinal surgery
(including sutureless small gauge vitrectomy): Often used in the treatment of retinal detachments, epiretinal membranes (macular pucker), macular holes, diabetic retinopathy, vitreous opacities and hemorrhage.

Drs. Sklar and Sugin are dedicated to providing you with the most current and compassionate care. To learn more about vitreoretinal disease, please visit our Retina page and Patient Education page.