Retina Service

WILLS EYE RETINA SPECIALISTS ARE WORLD-RENOWNED FOR THEIR MAJOR INNOVATIONS IN RETINA RESEARCH AND CLINICAL CARE
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Wills Eye Retina Specialists
Are Leaders in the Field

Our retinal specialist team has pioneered the clinical care, research efforts, and development of all major innovations in retina care for 60 years. These highly-skilled and experienced surgeons have been intimately involved in the development of most of the treatments for many retinal diseases, including the latest treatments for diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.

 

WHAT IS RETINAL DISEASE?

Retinal diseases are a range of disorders that affect the thin layer of tissue lining the back of the eye. The retina, which is responsible for receiving light and converting it into neural signals for the brain, is one of the most important parts of the eye.

 

Early symptoms of retinal disease include:

  • Sudden appearance of floaters in the vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Flashes of light in one or both eyes
  • “Shadow” over visual field
  • Loss of vision

 Common Types of Retinal Diseases

RETINAL DETACHMENT

A retinal detachment is a separation of the retina from the underlying layers of the eye wall.

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Macular degeneration affects people age 50 years and older and is associated with central vision loss.

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Diabetic Retinopathy is caused by the elevated blood sugar damaging the small blood vessels in the retina.

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RETINA SURGERY AND OTHER TREATMENTS

Treatment options for retinal disease range from surgical interventions to injections of air, gas, or liquid into the eye. Your exact course of treatment depends on your specific diagnosis and your symptoms.

Find Your New Retina Doctor

Looking for the best ophthalmologist for your retinal issues? The Retina specialists at Wills Eye Hospital are dedicated to providing comprehensive management of both medical and surgical diseases that affect the retina and vitreous. Our ophthalmologists and staff use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, lasers, and surgical instruments to further enhance diagnosis and treatment. Patients from the surrounding region, other parts of the country, and around the world come for their medical and surgical expertise.

Each of our doctors is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and all are members of various prestigious organizations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, and the Macula Society. They have been recognized as top doctors in the field by Philadelphia Magazine and Best Doctors in America.

JULIA A. HALLER, MD
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief

CARL D. REGILLO, MD, FACS
Chief, Retina Service

ARUNAN SIVALINGAM, MD
Co-Director, Retina Service
Director, Retina Fellowship

DAVID H. FISCHER, MD
Co-Director, Retina Service

ALLEN C. HO, MD
Director, Retina Research

RICHARD S. KAISER, MD
Co-Director, Retina Fellowship

SUNIR J. GARG, MD
Co-Director, Retina Research

JASON HSU, MD
Co-Director, Retina Research

JAMES P. DUNN, MD
Director, Uveitis Unit

JONATHAN BELMONT, MD

ALLEN CHIANG, MD

MICHAEL N. COHEN, MD

MITCHELL S. FINEMAN, MD

OMESH P. GUPTA, MD

M. ALI, KHAN, MD

ROBERT C. KLEINER, MD, FACS

MICHAEL KLUFAS, MD

AJAY KURIYAN, MD

SONIA MEHTA, MD

CARL PARK, MD

MARC J. SPIRN, MD

JAMES F. VANDER, MD

YOSHIHIRO YONEKAWA, MD

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Make an Appointment

Retinal disease can happen to anyone. If you’re experiencing floaters, blurred vision, loss of vision, or other signs and symptoms of retinal illness, please contact us today to make an appointment and meet with one of our renowned retinal specialists.

Location:
Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1020
Philadelphia PA 19107

Phone: (215) 928-3300
Fax: (215) 825-4723

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief: Julia A. Haller, MD

Chief: Carl D. Regillo, MD

Co-Directors:
David H. Fischer, MD
Arunan Sivalingam, MD

Fellowship Director: Arunan Sivalingam, MD
Co-Fellowship Director: Richard S. Kaiser, MD

Retina Research Director: Allen C. Ho, MD
Retina Research Co-Director: Sunir Garg, MD
Retina Research Co-Director: Jason Hsu, MD