Vitreoretinal Services

Vitreoretinal surgery, carried out on the retina and macula is a highly specialised procedure requiring a specifically trained theatre team and the use of precision instrumentation. The purpose of retinal surgery is to return patients’ retina to its natural state. The most common conditions that require this procedure are retinal detachment, macula hole, epiretinal membranes, diabetic retinopathy and vitreous haemorrhage.

Seven years ago there were no surgeons in Tasmania who specialised in Vitreoretinal surgery, however now there are three surgeons in Tasmania who perform this procedure including Dr Andrew Traill.