Retina Surgeons/ Vitreoretinal Disease

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Physicians

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Thomas A. Ciulla, M.D.
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Nicholas F. Hrisomalos, M.D.
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Raj K. Maturi, M.D.

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John T. Minturn, M.D.
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Neil P. Finnen, M.D.


There are four different practices/physicians that provide services at Midwest Eye Institute who specialize in disease of the retina, vitreous and uvea. Ocular inflammatory diseases are included and sometimes involve complicated systemic problems. The range of medical case management, diagnostics, therapeutics and surgeries they offer are as follows.

Disease management:

  • Macular degeneration, including age-related
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Proliferative retinopathies
  • Endophthalmitis, acute and chronic
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Retinal vasculitis
  • Dislocated Lens (natural or pseudophakic)
  • Hereditary retinal disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Acute retinal necrosis
  • Intraocular tumors
  • Ocular trauma
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Ocular manifestations of AIDS
  • Masquerade syndromes

Diagnostic services:

  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fundus photography
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Ultrasound
  • A & B-scan standardized echography
  • Electroretinography
  • Multifocal electroretinography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Laser interferometry
  • Hematologic evaluations

Therapeutic and surgical services:

  • Avastin injections
  • Scleral buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Retinal detachment
  • Perfluorocarbon gas
  • Perfluorocarbon liquids
  • Radioactive Iodine plaques
  • TPA
  • Eye surgeries of many types for Uveitis patients

Each individual retina physician/surgeon may not cover the entire range of services listed above. But any one of them can assist with diagnosis and ensure each patient receives the appropriate treatment(s). Specialists in systemic disorders of the immune systems are available as well to help solve complex disorders.

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