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In-Office Procedures

An in-office eye procedure can be a stressful experience. Our experienced technicians and physicians have been performing in-office procedures for decades and strive to make the process comfortable, seamless, and most importantly - forgettable. 

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Intravitreal / Suprachoroidal Injection

Intravitreal injections, or 'eye injections', are the key to preventing long-term vision loss from a variety of conditions. These injections are performed in clinic with a local anesthetic and are very well tolerated. Our physicians performs over 250 eye injections daily and have extensive experience in ensuring that these injections are performed without complication. 

Suprachoroidal injections are a new medication delivery system that places the medication directly into the 'choroidal space', which is often the area effected in cases of ocular inflammation. Our offices are the first to offer this treatment in the state of Connecticut and our physicians are trained to perform this complex injection process. 

Laser Surgery

Laser can be applied in the clinic for a variety of conditions. Most commonly we perform 'pan-retinal photocoagulation' or PRP to prevent or treat complications from diabetes in the back of the eye.

 

We also commonly perform laser retinopexy for retinal tears. This method is very effective at significantly reducing the chance of a retinal tear being a more serious, vision threatening retinal detachment. Our physicians can perform an urgent laser retinopexy same day and have saved thousands of patients from subsequent vision loss with this procedure alone. In some instances, laser treatment can also be used to seal smaller retinal detachments. 

Other laser treatments performed include focal laser (to treat bleeding aneurysms in the back of the eye) and macular grid laser (for resistance swelling of the visual center). These rare indications require special experience and finesse to prevent complications. 

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Pneumatic Retinopexy

While a retinal detachment usually requires an operating room procedure, our physicians are specially trained in being able to offer in-office retinal detachment repair. This specialized procedure can provide a safer, effective, and timely alternative in certain patients who meet specific criteria.

 

As one of the few practices capable of offering this procedure we take pride in our ability to restore vision with the least invasive method possible. Pneumatic retinopexies have a high success rate and better visual outcomes than those achieved by traditional repair methods. 

This same method can also be used in cases of Vitreo-macular Traction or Sub-retinal Bleeding - both of which are traditionally treated by a more invasive, surgical method. 

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a special dye test that involves infusing Visudyne through an IV over 10 minutes, followed by a targeted laser therapy. The laser therapy takes approx. 40-80 seconds and is done in-office. PDT is a specialized treatment that has become exceedingly rare across the United States over the last twenty years. Luckily, all our physicians are capable of performing this procedure and we are one of the few institutions in the state of Connecticut to maintain our PDT equipment. 

PDT is generally used in cases of resistant wet macular degeneration or central serous chorioretinopathy and can be highly effective in patients who have had unsuccessful treatment by more conventional methods You can learn more about these diseases in the 'Conditions We Treat' section. 

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