Retina and Vitreous Diseases

Diseases of the retina and vitreous affect millions of people and can endanger their eyesight. UT Southwestern Medical Center offers comprehensive evaluation of and treatment for vitreoretinal diseases in adults and children.

Ophthalmologists at UT Southwestern use the latest treatment techniques. For instance, to treat macular degeneration, our specialists use photodynamic therapy, anti-VEGF therapy, and sometimes a precision cutting device with an oscillating microscope (Accurus vitrector) for surgery. They may also use gas bubbles or silicone oil during a vitrectomy, a surgical procedure used to treat retina and vitreous disorders.

Some of the vitreoretinal diseases treated at UT Southwestern include:

  • Retinal detachment and tears
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Uveitis