Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

Ophthalmologists in UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Program offer patients individualized, leading-edge treatment for diseases that affect the vitreous and retina (located in the back portion of the eye). Our program is especially renowned for surgically treating vitreoretinal patients with complicated conditions, including uveitis, retinoblastoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.

UT Southwestern specialists use the latest diagnostic technologies with on-site imaging, including:

  • Digital fluorescein angiography
  • Heidelberg retinal tomography
  • High speed ICG
  • Optical coherence tomography

Our ophthalmologists are highly skilled at medically and surgically treating conditions of the retina and vitreous. These treatments may include laser therapy, cryotherapy, retinal detachment repairing surgery, and vitrectomy (removal of the vitreous).

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