Vitreoretinal Surgery

About Vitreoretinal Surgery

A dedicated surgical team of surgeons, nurses, and skilled technicians at the Vitreoretinal Department at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute has developed several new surgical procedures that are now used worldwide to treat conditions such as retinal detachment, diabetic macular edema, diabetic traction retinal detachments, and myopic macular holes, and for microincision surgery and pediatric retinal surgery. Members of the team have also helped develop the next generation of vitreoretinal surgical devices including microincision surgical instruments and techniques. Finally, the Ophthalmic Imaging Center at Cole Eye Institute is a leader in the field of intraoperative optical coherence tomography, developing new uses for this pioneering technology, next generation optical coherence tomography, and the use of artificial intelligence and deep learning to analyze images.

The team performed 1130 surgical procedures in 2022. Detailed outcomes were tracked on 802 of these procedures.

Distribution of Vitreoretinal Outcomes Surgeries (N = 802)


RD = retinal detachment

RDᵃ = without proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR)

RDᵇ = with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR)