Outpatient


 

Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery used to treat disorders of the retina (the light-sensing cells at the back of the eye) and vitreous (the clear gel-like substance inside the eye). It may be used to treat a severe eye injury, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, macular pucker (wrinkling of the retina) and macular holes. During a vitrectomy operation, the surgeon makes tiny incisions in the sclera (the white part of the eye). Using a microscope to look inside the eye and microsurgical instruments, the surgeon removes the vitreous and repairs the retina through the tiny incisions. Repairs include removing scar tissue or a foreign object if present. During the procedure, the retina may be treated with a laser to reduce future bleeding or to fix a tear in the retina. An air or gas bubble that slowly disappears on its own may be placed in the eye to help the retina remain in its proper position or a special fluid that is later removed may be injected into the vitreous cavity. Recovering from vitrectomy surgery may be uncomfortable but the procedure often improves or stabilizes vision. Once the blood- or debris-clouded vitreous is removed and replaced with a clear medium (often a saltwater solution), light rays can once again focus on the retina. Vision after surgery depends on how damaged the retina was before surgery.

Dr. Narain operates at the following facilities:

El Camino Surgery Center

2480 Grant Rd Suite 110
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 961-1200
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Good Samaritan Hospital

2425 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 559-2011
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El Camino Hospital Los Gatos

815 Pollard Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 378-6131
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Keshav Narain, MD

Retina Specialist & Surgeon located in Sunnyvale, CA & Gilroy, CA

Welcome to South Bay Retina, your retinal eye care specialist and surgeon serving the South Bay area, Sunnyvale, and Gilroy, CA communities. South Bay Retina was established by Dr. Keshav Narain, MD to provide state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic technology for the retina, the part of the eye that acts like the film in a camera where images are projected, in a competent and caring environment. South Bay Retina’s philosophy emphasizes individualized care and attention for every patient and accessibility to both patients and referring doctors. Dr. Narain is our lead retinal surgeon and vitreoretinal specialist offering treatment for retinal detachment, retinal tear, floaters, and flashers. South Bay Retina also treats individuals who are diagnosed with macular degeneration, loss of vision, retinopathy, diabetic eye care, and glaucoma.

If you are searching for an eye care specialist who has extensive experience with retinal issues, then Dr. Narain is your top choice for specialized ophthalmology in the greater South Bay area. Many of the patients who are treated at South Bay Retina are referred from general ophthalmologists for evaluation and treatment of serious eye problems. Thanks to the leadership and direction of Dr. Narain we are able to provide you with the most advanced and skilled treatments for retinal eye conditions. Contact South Bay Retina today to learn how you can be treated by Dr. Narain. Dr. Narain routinely gives out his cell phone number to doctors and critical patients, such as post-ops, and is also easily reached through our answering service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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South Bay Retina

Welcome to South Bay Retina, your retinal eye care specialist and surgeon serving the South Bay area, Sunnyvale, and Gilroy, CA communities. South Bay Retina was established by Dr. Keshav Narain, MD to provide state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic technology for the retina, the part of the eye that acts like the film in a camera where images are projected, in a competent and caring environment. South Bay Retina’s philosophy emphasizes individualized care and attention for every patient and accessibility to both patients and referring doctors. Dr. Narain is our lead retinal surgeon and vitreoretinal specialist offering treatment for retinal detachment, retinal tear, floaters, and flashers. South Bay Retina also treats individuals who are diagnosed with macular degeneration, loss of vision, retinopathy, diabetic eye care, and glaucoma.

If you are searching for an eye care specialist who has extensive experience with retinal issues, then Dr. Narain is your top choice for specialized ophthalmology in the greater South Bay area. Many of the patients who are treated at South Bay Retina are referred from general ophthalmologists for evaluation and treatment of serious eye problems. Thanks to the leadership and direction of Dr. Narain we are able to provide you with the most advanced and skilled treatments for retinal eye conditions. Contact South Bay Retina today to learn how you can be treated by Dr. Narain. Dr. Narain routinely gives out his cell phone number to doctors and critical patients, such as post-ops, and is also easily reached through our answering service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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We accept most major insurance. Please click INSURANCE AND BILLING below for more details. If you have any questions about your elegibility or coverage, please call our office and we would be happy to assist you.

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    "South Bay Retina provides excellent eye care and surgery. The staff is courteous and professional. I would highly recommend their services to my friends."

    William S.
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    "Very friendly and professional staff. Dr. Narain is always very happy to answer any and all questions."

    Nippani M.
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    "My experience with South Bay Retina has been very good. The office people are friendly and are able to answer my questions. Dr. Narain explains things very easily."

    Della S.
  • Demandforce

    "Always a great experience. The staff does a great job and Dr. Narain spends quality time with patient and provides easy to understand diagnosis."

    Michael K.
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    "The staff is very friendly and the doctor always takes time to get your questions answered so that you understand what's going on with your eye care needs."

    Lynnette H.
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    "I was diagnosed with this weird disease and have been attended to by this group for a few years now. They are awesome. Major props to everyone at South Bay Retina!"

    Doreen F.
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    "Dr Narain was very professional and thorough. I would recommend him if you are in need of a Retinal Specialist."

    Sue W.
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    "Dr. Narain and his staff are awesome! I would come back and refer my family and friends here as well."

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