Diagnostics & Treatment
Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
This is a non-contact retinal scanning device used to study the anatomy of the retina. It requires dilation of the pupils and takes about 10 minutes.
Optomap Fundus Photography
This is a camera system developed to take wide angle pictures of the retina. It is non-invasive. It produces a 200 degree color view of the back of the eye for studying retinal diseases. No dilation is required.
This is a non-invasive imaging device for the eye which allows us to evaluate the retina when there is poor visualization by examination. This procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
This is an ambulatory procedure performed in our laser suites. We recommend a family member drive you, as dilation is required. This is performed for many retinal conditions including diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal holes and retinal tears. These procedures are typically pain free and you can resume all of your normal activities afterwards.
EXCITING NEW LASER TREATMENTS:
We now have a YAG laser treatment to lessen vitreous floaters.
We also have a micro pulse laser for retinal disorders that leaves no mark on the retina and no blindspots.
General Eye Exam
All patients are dilated for initial exam. It is suggested that you get a ride. Please remember to bring the following:
Glasses (both distance and near)
Insurance referral (if required)
A list of all your medications
Pertinent medical records
Frequently fluorescein angiography is performed to evaluate retinal disease. A technician will photograph you using a digital camera system. This study requires a small injection of vegetable dye into a vein in your arm.Serial photographs are taken of your retina through a dilated pupil. The test takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Dr. Weber will review the results with you. Most patients tolerate this test very well without any side effects and do not require any pre-medication.
This is a tiny pellet that we inject into the eye for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. It is a simple procedure done in the office and it slowly releases medicine for 3 years. Many of our diabetics stabilize with this and require little to no subsequent eye treatment during the 3 years.
This is an in-office procedure to repair retinal tears. A probe is placed on the wall of the eye in the area of the retinal tear and a small freeze is applied. Medication is afterwards placed on the eye to block pain.
This is an in-office procedure to repair retinal detachments. It requires a small injection of gas into the eye, head positioning and cryopexy.
We are offering Lucentis therapy for the treatment of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and retinal vein occlusions. It does require dilation of the pupils and is administered as a painless eye injection in the office. A series of treatments is usually required.
We are offering Avastin therapy for several problems including the treatment of wet macular degeneration, macular edema associated with vein occlusion, diabetes, cataract surgery, and uveitis. It does require dilation of the pupils and it is administered as a painless eye injection in the office. A series of treatments may be required.
Dr. Weber performs surgeries in our on-site ambulatory surgery center, The Suffolk Surgery Center, located at 1500 William Floyd Parkway, first floor. The center is a safe, practical, and pleasant alternative to hospital based surgery. It is fully accredited, and Medicare approved. There is a staff of board certified anesthesiologists, and a staff of experienced nurses and surgical technicians. Visit the Suffolk Surgery Center