Dr. David Weissgold, MD, is an Ophthalmologist specializing in Retinal Disease practing at the Retina Center of Vermont located in South Burlington, VT. Dr. Weissgold has over 20 + years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology/ General Ophthalmology and Retinal Disease.
Dr. Weissgold is one of the owners of Green Mountain Surgery Center.
State University of New York Upstate, Doctor of Medicine, 1991
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Residency, 1995
Harvard Medical School, Fellowship, 1997
UVM Medical Center
Northwestern Medical Center
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Tear through Scleral Buckling, Repair of Retinal Detachment through Injection of Air or Other Gases, Vitrectomy Pars Plana
Scleral buckling is a surgical procedure used to repair a retinal detachment or tear. Retinal detachment is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical care. Scleral buckling improves the health of the patient by preventing permanent vision loss or blindness. Injecting air or gas into the eye is another surgical procedure used to repair a retinal detachment or tear. By injecting an air or gas bubble into the center of the eye, the procedure stops the flow of fluid into the space behind the retina. The retina reattaches and the surgeon uses cryopexy (extremely cold temperature that induces scaring) to create a seal of scar tissue. Injecting air or gas into the eye for retinal detachment or tear improves the health of the patient by preventing permanent vision loss or blindness.
Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure where the vitreous humor gel that fills the eye cavity is removed to obtain better access to the retina. The surgeon is then able to remove any scare tissue or perform laser repair of retinal detachment and treatment of macular holes. Once this procedure is complete, the
surgeon injects air or gas into the vitreous gel to help hold the retina in place so healing can occur. Vitrectomy improves the health of the patient by correcting cloudy vision, treating pathological conditions causing vision loss, preventing retinal or eye surgery, and to diagnosing a vitreoretinal condition.