We offer various types of Retina Surgery (also called “Vitreo-Retinal” Surgery) here at the New York Eye Surgical Center.
Make an appointment with one of our Retina Surgeons if you have or suspect you may have a retina-related problem or if you would like to discuss any other issues regarding your vision.
See our “Our Surgeons” page for our individual Retina Surgeon’s offices contact information.
Symptoms of Retina-related issues may include:
- Seeing floating specks (“floaters”)
- Seeing flashes of light or blank spots
- Blurred, distorted or double vision
- Pain or pressure in either or both eyes
- Problems with peripheral vision
- Vision loss
How Do I Prepare for Retina Surgery?
Prior to Retina Surgery, general Pre-Operative assessments need to be done to ensure you are a good candidate for the treatment.
In addition to the appointment(s) made with your Retina Surgeon, you will likely need to make an appointment with your Primary Care Provider to obtain Pre-Operative clearance.
You may additionally need to make an appointment with your cardiologist for cardiac specific Pre-Operative clearance, depending on your health history.
You will not be allowed to drive yourself home after the surgery. Prepare in advance by coordinating someone who can drive you home from the surgery and help you get settled in for your recovery.
Someone will need to stay with you for 24 hours after your surgery. This is part of our patient safety policies. Prepare in advance by coordinating someone who can stay with you.