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

Dr. Angana Shah is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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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 areas of specialization are pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ie include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Ie attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Lipkowitz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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 is a retina specialist. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more.

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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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