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At Great Lakes Eye Care our mission is to preserve and restore eye care in our community and around the world.

With four convenient office location we offer patients the highest quality medical treatments within an atmosphere of personalized care.d restore eye care in our community and around the world.

Retinal Lasers and Surgery

Great Lakes Eye Care offers a variety of retina surgeries including vitrectomy for macular holes, macular puckers, and retinal detachments.  Retinal lasers are offered for diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions.  Retina surgery is sometimes done for urgent eye conditions or emergencies.

What is a Vitrectomy? 

In front of the retina, the inside of the eye is filled with a gel-like substance called vitreous gel. During a vitrectomy, your doctor surgically removes this vitreous gel from inside the eye to provide better access to the retina. The doctor can then clear blood, remove scar tissue, and repair retinal tears, holes, or detachments through a variety of procedures. 

When is a vitrectomy done?

Your ophthalmologist may recommend a vitrectomy if you have one of these diseases or conditions:

- Diabetic Retinopathy with bleeding or scar tissue affecting the retina or vitreous gel
- Some forms of retinal detachment (when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye)
- Macular hole (a hole or tear in the macula)
- Macular pucker (wrinkles or creases in the macula)
- An infection on the eye called endophthalmitis 
- Severe eye injury