Retina and Vitreous

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The Retina and Vitreous Section is comprised of physicians who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of vitreoretinal disease and retinal detachment repairs. Expertise in the treatment of the following diagnoses is provided:

  • Cystoid macular edema
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Pars planitis
  • Retinal degeneration and other retinal anomalies
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Sickle cell retinopathy

Among diagnostic and treatment services offered are the following:

  • Comprehensive care for diabetic eye disease including diabetic retinopathy
  • Evaluation and management of vitreo-retinal complications of ocular
  • Laser treatment for retinal disorders
  • Photodynamic therapy for macular degeneration
  • Surgeries including removal of retained lens fragments and enophthalmitis
  • Surgical repair of macular holes

The team of ophthalmologists includes Dr. Ron Adelman, Dr. John J. Huang, Dr. James E. Kempton, and Dr. Kathleen Stoessel. All physicians are board-certified ophthalmologists with fellowship training and specialization in disorders of the retina and vitreous. These disorders comprise the leading causes of blindness in infancy, young adulthood, and older age.

Examples of retinal diseases diagnosed and treated at Yale include: diabetic retinopathy; inflammatory conditions (uveitis); intraocular infections in healthy individuals or in persons with AIDS; intraocular tumors (for example, melanoma, lymphoma, metastasis, and retinoblastoma); macular degeneration; ocular trauma; retinal detachments; retinal disease associated with systemic conditions such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, and multiple sclerosis; retinal tears and holes; retinal vascular disease (vein and artery occlusions); retinitis pigmentosa and other inherited retinal dystrophies; and retinopathy of prematurity.