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Dr. Angana Nayan Pandya, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2999 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Angana Shah specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
4 Princess Road Office Park; Suite 101
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Darmakusuma Ie is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among Dr. Ie's clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ie trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Leonard Lipkowitz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4 Princess Road; Suite 101
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lipkowitz works as a retina specialist. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Lipkowitz studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

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Dr. Kekul Bharat Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4 Princess Road; Suite 101
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Kekul Shah works as a retina specialist. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shah attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

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Dr. Chirag S Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lawrenceville, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, ... (Read more)

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What is Retinal Detachment Repair?

The retina is the small, sensitive area at the back of the eyeball responsible for vision. It captures images and sends them to the brain, much like film in a camera. Due to thinning over time or a genetic predisposition, the retina can detach or pull away from the surrounding tissue. When this happens, blood flow to the retina can be cut off and permanent vision loss can occur. Surgery to reattach the retina, or retinal detachment repair, aligns the retina so it can heal in the correct position.

One procedure used to treat retinal detachment is called pneumatic retinopexy. In this procedure, a small bubble is injected into the eye to hold the retina in place and allow it to reattach. The patient lies face-down for several days after the procedure to help the retina heal. Other procedures make use of lasers or a cryoprobe, a tiny instrument that freezes tissue, to repair tears in the retina and stick it back into place. Sometimes a procedure called scleral buckling is used, where a tiny piece of silicone is attached to the eyeball. This creates an indent that relieves pressure on the retina and allows it to heal in the correct position.

Recovery from retinal detachment repair depends on the type of procedure used. You may go home right away, or have to stay in the hospital for a short time. In addition, you may be instructed to use eye drops or wear an eye patch for a few days. In general, recovering from retinal repair takes one to two weeks. During this time, you might experience soreness, swelling, or discharge from the eye. As your vision stabilizes, you should not drive a car or travel without checking with your doctor. Taking it easy for a short period of time can make all the difference when it comes to saving your vision.

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