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Content medically reviewed by: Sarah Galchus, MD and Thalmon Ruela Campagnoli, MD
Receive personalized care when you choose Essentia Health for Retinal (Retina) Surgery. At our facilities in Duluth, MN and Fargo, ND, you will receive care from a trained retinal surgeon.
A highly skilled medical doctor who is specialized in ophthalmology and is sub-specialized in diseases and surgery of the eye and retina.
Retinal surgery repairs many diseases that affect the back of the eye. Vitrectomy, the most common retinal surgery, is a procedure that removes the liquid gel – vitreous – which fills the space between the lens and retina. Vitrectomy is performed to treat retinal detachments and a variety of other retinal diseases. Scleral buckling is another type of eye surgery to correct a detached retina.
In most cases, you will see a retina specialist only through a referral after an eye exam by your eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist), when:
Your Essentia retina specialists are trained in the following surgical eye procedures:
You will receive a recovery plan tailored to your procedure. Your doctor will discuss your postoperative retina surgery care with you.
You’ll need a referral from an ophthalmologist or optometrist for this service.