Vitreoretinal (retina) specialists are ophthalmologists specializing in the treatment of all retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular holes, and diabetic retinopathy. Following medical school, these physicians complete a three-residency followed by a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.
Emory Eye Center retina specialists are well known for treating many complex retinal diseases including advanced retinopathy of prematurity, cancers of the eye, complex surgical disorders as well as genetic eye disease. The retina section is well-regarded as one of the finest training programs for vitreoretinal fellows.
Pioneering retinal research, such as innovative new drug treatments, macular translocation surgery and new laser treatments, conducted at Emory Eye Center may revolutionize the treatment of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in individuals over age 60.
Techniques and instruments developed by Eye Center retina surgeons for surgery on the retina and vitreous, the jelly-like substance that fills the eye, are used by ophthalmic surgeons from across the globe.