Treatments (performed in clinic):
- Cryotherapy: Freeze treatment commonly used to treat Retinal Detachments or retinal tears. It can also be used to help stop or slow down the growth of abnormal blood vessel growth.
- Intravitreal Injections: This is an injection of medication into the vitreous of the eye to help treat a variety of retinal conditions.
- Nondestructive Retinal Laser Therapy: This is a non damaging type of laser that can sometimes be used in addition to intraocular injections for the treatment of macular edema.
- Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) : This is a therapeutic laser treatment that utilizes photosensitive intravenous agents (such as Visudyne), in combination with a low power infrared laser. Most commonly used to treat vascular issues within the choroid.
- Pneumatic Vitreolysis: This is an injection of a gas bubble into the vitreous. This procedure is sometimes used as an alternative to surgical interventions for treatment of vitreomacular traction (VMT).
- Retinal Laser Photocoagulation: This is a minimally invasive procedure that is commonly used to stop abnormal blood vessel growth associated with many different retinal conditions, such as Diabetic Retinopathy. This type of laser can also be used to treat retinal tears/holes, or localized detachments. In these cases, the laser acts as a protective barrier to prevent further progression.