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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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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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Dr. Gerald Dunham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-15
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Gerald Dunham is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Princeton, NJ and Flemington, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, macular degeneration, and thyroid problems. Dr. Dunham is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Dunham is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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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What is a Scleral Buckle?

Due to age or a genetic predisposition, the retina, or sensitive area at the back of the eyeball, can sometimes develop holes or tears. When this happens, fluid from inside the eye can get behind the retina, pushing it away from the wall of the eye. This can affect vision and potentially cause blindness. A scleral buckle is a surgical procedure performed to treat retinal detachment.

During a scleral buckle procedure, the retina is first fused back into place, often using a kind of very cold needle. Then a tiny, flat piece or band of silicone is stitched to the white area on the outside of the eyeball. This creates a small indentation (or buckle) which pushes the wall of the eye securely against the retina. It helps the retina adhere to its proper location and heal correctly.

Scleral buckle surgery may be performed along with other procedures to treat a retinal detachment, for instance removing a small amount of the liquid inside the eye. After surgery, you may experience redness or swelling. You may be given eye drops or a patch to wear to protect your eye while it heals. At first, there is often an uncomfortable gritty feeling like something is in your eye. Although the buckle is permanent, this sensation soon disappears. In most cases the retina reattaches, and within a few weeks your vision and eye will be back to normal.

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