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Dr. Thomas Ciulla provides expert treatment and surgical interventions for several conditions of the eye. Please scroll down or click on the buttons below to learn more about some of these conditions. Note that the information on this page is general in nature, is provided for informational purposes only, and does not speak to your specific condition. You should ask your doctor what procedure is right for your specific case.

Persistent Vitreous Floaters
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Hole
Retinal Detachment
Macular Pucker
Persistent Vitreous Floaters

With Persistent Vitreous Floaters, the vitreous gel has broken down over time, causing floaters. They usually settle in most cases.  However, sometimes the floaters persist in the center of a patient's vision, and interfere with his or her reading or other activities of daily living, such as driving, etc.  Dr. Ciulla typically treats persistent symptomatic floaters through surgery via sutureless small gauge vitrectomy, an outpatient procedure.  Using modern techniques, vision generally returns rapidly.

macular hole

A macular hole occurs when the vitreous gel pulls on the central retina.  Symptoms include central blurring, distorted vision, and loss of central vision.  Dr. Ciulla typically treats macular holes through surgery, by a small gauge vitrectomy.

macular pucker

Macular pucker involves wrinkling of the macula, leading to  distortion and blurring of central vision.  The wrinkling is caused by a thin membranous scar.  Dr. Ciulla typically treats macular puckers with small gauge vitrectomy.

Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the back of the eye.  It is a very serious condition that causes permanent loss of vision.  Surgery to restore vision is generally successful using modern technique.

Retinal Detachment
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy causes abnormalities in retinal blood vessels leading to vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment, both of which are treated surgically.

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