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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 physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Ie attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ie include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ie is professionally affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Lipkowitz is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipkowitz include macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. Dr. Lipkowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System, Capital Health, and St. Mary Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Dunham include facial problems, macular degeneration, and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunham honors. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dunham is 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and scleral buckle. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Shah graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is affiliated with Capital Health, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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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.