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South Jersey Eye Physicians

Serving South Jersey's eyes since 1971

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Retina Subspecialty Care

Michael Colucciello MD is the medical and surgical retina specialist at South Jersey Eye Physicians.  Dr. Colucciello’s 12 years of training through college, medical school, internship and ophthalmology residency was followed by 2 additional years training to diagnose and treat diseases of the retina at the University of Pennsylvania (where he retains a faculty appointment of Clinical Associate).  Since then, he has nearly a quarter of a century of experience practicing the retina subspecialty exclusively.  Dr. Colucciello is a member of the Retina Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Medical Association.  Dr. Colucciello is a member of the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology and New Jersey Medical Society; he is a past President of the Burlington County (NJ) Medical Society.  

Dr. Colucciello is currently a section editor for the journal Retinal Physician, as well as a scientific reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and the journal Retina.  He serves on the Editorial Board for the journals The Physician and Sportsmedicine and Postgraduate Medicine.

Dr. Colucciello uses the advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technology available at South Jersey Eye Physicians to treat a wide variety of retina diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and retinal venous occlusive disease.

Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment (RD) occurs when the neurosensory retina separates from the back of the eye.  A retinal tear may lead to a retinal detachment and vision loss quickly.

A retinal tear (often in a nearsighted individual with “thin” retina tissue) is often heralded with symptoms including the perception of flashes of light and showers of “floaters”.  Individuals who experience these symptoms should get a dilated pupil retinal exam to make certain a retinal tear, if present, is treated before a retinal detachment occurs.  A retinal tear without an retinal detachment may be sealed by laser in the office to prevent a retinal detachment and vision loss.

If a retinal detachment occurs, it should be treated surgically- sometimes this can be performed in the office.  Retinal detachment repair is a sight-saving procedure.

How to Get More Information

Early diagnosis can help you keep your vision longer than ever before. Please contact us today for more information. To request an appointment call 1-800-380-0111.