The retina is a light-sensitive area at the back of the eye that plays a critical role in vision. Columbia Vitreoretinal Specialists are regarded as the most competent and successful physicians in treating retinal diseases. Our patients benefit from the cutting-edge and innovative research conducted by our world-renowned faculty in addition to the expertise and personal care tailored to their needs.
Our retina specialists treat various complex vitreoretinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, and retinal and vitreous detachments. Columbia has been the birthplace for many surgical innovations in managing retinal diseases. Our retina specialists are proud to offer some of the most advanced medical and surgical treatments available for retinal conditions. Some of our minimally invasive surgical methods, gene treatment, stem cell technology and retinal cell transplantation were the first to be employed in the northeast. We also use other new treatment techniques for wet macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases and complex retinal detachments and macular pathologies, some of which were developed at Columbia. In fact, we are a referral place for many retinal disorders form all over the world. We continuously exert efforts to see better and more effective treatments for retinal diseases in collaboration with major scientific centers worldwide. As a result, we often achieve higher success rates above many centers in the world.