The Irwin Retina Center in Harvey, IL participates in a number of research grants and clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute. There are numerous FDA studies on new drugs and treatments for retinal diseases patients can participate in.
Retinal specialists at the Irwin Retina Center teach courses and symposia at medical institutions and meetings internationally, write academic pieces and invent new instruments in the field of vitreous and retina surgery. These specialists hold leadership positions of ophthalmic and specialty organizations and societies.
Equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures available, the center offers:
- Digital eye imaging
- Fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography to study normal and abnormal blood vessels in the back of the eye
- B-scan ultrasonography, which helps identify abnormalities not visible with other instrumentation
- Visual field testing to measure central and peripheral visual field defects
- Retinal laser treatment
- Intravitreal injections to treat retinal diseases. Injections include the very latest therapies approved by the FDA