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Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Vitreoretinal Diseases And Surgery Specialist

As a skilled surgeon specializing in retinal operations, Dr. Keshav Narain understands the proper procedure needed for your vitreoretinal disease. The large variety of diseases that can attack your vitreous and retina requires thorough diagnoses and operations. South Bay Retina is located in both San Jose and Gilroy, California, so Dr. Narain can serve both communities. Schedule an appointment at the practice near you to consult with Dr. Narain about your eye condition.

What is vitreoretinal disease?

Vitreoretinal disease refers to the variety of conditions that affect the health of your vitreous or retina. Since both structures lay at the back of the eye, they’re not readily visible and would be best diagnosed by Dr. Narain. Vitreoretinal diseases include:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachments or tears
  • Macular holes
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Uveitis
  • Eye cancer
  • Flashers and floaters
  • Retinitis pigmentosa

The retina is essentially an extension of the brain that contains millions of light-sensitive nerve endings. It’s made up of photoreceptor rods and cones, in addition to the fovea, which is encapsulated in the macula. Vitreous is a gel-like substance that fills the cavity between the lens and the retina. These structures at the back of the eye can cause debilitating disease and damage, if handled carelessly.

What is vitreoretinal eye surgery?

Vitreoretinal surgery involves treating disorders and conditions deep inside the eye. This group of procedures is performed where the retina and vitreous are found, using lasers or conventional surgical instruments.

What is the purpose of vitreoretinal surgery?

Vitreoretinal surgery helps you overcome the wide variety of eye disorders by restoring, preserving, and enhancing your vision. Retina specialist and surgeon, Dr. Narain, is thoroughly trained to examine and perform the proper operation for your condition.

What is a vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy refers to the surgical process of removing some, or all of the vitreous humor from the eye in necessary cases. Its purpose is to remove invasive foreign matter, such as blood due to diabetic vitreous hemorrhage, that causes vision problems. When light enters the eye, the foreign matter casts shadows on the retina that inhibits your vision.

A vitrectomy should only be reserved for necessary cases, and not common ordinary spots and floaters derived from vitreous detachments. The more severe cases include:

  • Diabetic vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal detachment
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular hole
  • Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Intraocular foreign body removal
  • Retrieval of lens nucleus following complicated cataract surgery

Retina specialist and surgeon, Dr. Narain, can evaluate your personal case and perform surgery if necessary. The procedure involves making tiny incisions in the eye to insert various instruments that will remove the intrusive fluids, and replace it it with a saline liquid.

Dr. Narain can give you a thorough examination to determine if you have vitreoretinal disease and determine the appropriate course of action. If you’re worried that your eyesight problems are caused by vitreoretinal disease, book an appointment online with him today.