Vitreoretinal Services in New Jersey
Dr. Angana N. Shah, M.D. is a vitreoretinal specialist. She is a graduate of the Jefferson Medical College. Her ophthalmology residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital, after which, she attended Boston University Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital for retina fellowship.
Dr. Shah is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the New Jersey Retina Society and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.
Common retinal conditions addressed in our office:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Detachments
- Flashes & Floaters/Posterior Vitreous Detachments
- Retinal Arterial and Vein Occlusions
- Macular Holes
- Epiretinal Membranes (Macular Puckers)
- Macular Edema
- Complications of Cataract and other Ocular Surgery
- Retinal Inflammatory Disease
Initial Consultation Examination
All patients are dilated for initial exam. It is suggested that you get a ride. Please bring glasses for both distance and near, insurance card and referral (if referral is required by insurance), a list of all current medication, and pertinent medical records.
Other services provided are:
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
This is a non-contact retinal scanning device used to study the anatomy of the central retina. It requires dilation of the pupils and provides an electronic biopsy of the macula. This process takes about 15 minutes.
Digital Fluorescein Angiography
Frequently fluorescein angiography is performed to evaluate retinal disease. A technician will photograph you using a digital camera system in the office. This study requires a small injection of vegetable dye into a vein in your arm. Serial photographs are taken of your retina through a dilated pupil. The test takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Dr. Shah will review the results with you. Most patients tolerate this test very well without any side effects and do not require any pre-medication.
This is a non-invasive imaging device for the eye which allows us to evaluate the retina when there is poor visualization by examination. It takes approximately 10 minutes.
This is an ambulatory procedure performed in the laser suite in our Flemington office. It is recommended that a family member drive you for this appointment, as dilation is required. Laser is performed for many retinal conditions including diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal holes and retinal tears. These procedures are typically pain free. Frequently you can resume all of your normal activities afterwards.
We offer treatment for wet macular degeneration vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy. These injections in the eye block growth of abnormal vessels and alleviate swelling in the retina. There is usually minimal pain. Treatments are given at 6 week intervals and there is a 1 week follow-up appointment. Medications include Avastin, Eyelea, Lucentis, Macugen, Triessence, and others.
Dr. Shah performs retinal surgeries at Capital Health Medical Center, Hopewell, New Jersey campus. Most surgeries are done on an outpatient basis.
To learn more about our Vitreoretinal Services, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.