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Tertiary Retinal Surgery

Vision. A precious gift to be preserved. The Tertiary Retinal Surgery Program at Good Samaritan Hospital specializes in treating diseases of the back of the eye that may put vision at risk. Important eye structures treated include the retina, the nerve lining that converts images to electric signals which are sent to the brain; the vitreous, the jelly-like substance filling the middle of the eye; and the macula, a light-sensitive area of the retina which allows for seeing fine details clearly.

If you have vision-related problems, you want to entrust your eyes to some of the most highly trained and experienced specialists. The physicians of the Tertiary Retinal Surgery Program have completed formal sub-specialty training in medical diseases and surgical treatments of the retina, vitreous and macula in addition to their training as ophthalmologists. Collectively, they perform more than 2,000 surgical procedures each year, and many of them participate in clinical trials to accelerate the latest advances in eye care.

Conditions treated at the Tertiary Retinal Surgery Program include:

- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal detachment
- Macular hole and macular pucker
- Retained lens material and dislocated intraocular lens
- Retinitis
- Uveitis
- Ocular tumor
- Pediatric retinal diseases

For a physician referral, call 1-800-GS-CARES.

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