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

Dr. Gerald Dunham specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dunham is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include facial problems, macular degeneration, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

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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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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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