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We found 5 providers matching retinal detachment repair and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Lawrenceville, NJ.

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

Dr. Angana Shah practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Lawrenceville, NJ, Flemington, NJ, and Vineland, NJ. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Devon Health Services, and more. She is conversant in Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ie include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Ie attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Ie's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Lipkowitz specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among Dr. Lipkowitz's clinical interests: macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipkowitz accepts. Dr. Lipkowitz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kekul Shah's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shah attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , scleral buckle

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Chirag Shah's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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.