About Surgical Treatments
Depending on your specific retina condition, surgery may be part of your treatment plan. At Retina Consultants of Houston, our experienced, sub-specialized retina surgeons are all board-certified ophthalmologists who have trained at some of the top medical centers and training facilities in the country.
The main types of surgery we perform include:
"Mine was, more or less, an urgent situation, so I was very lucky to be able to see her. She had a staff who did the photos/preliminary exams and they were excellent. When I saw her, she had all the results. The news was good and she gave me all the info I needed. To me, time spent was not relevant, as she gave me all the time I needed to ask questions. Since the news was good, I had very few questions."- F.A. / Healthgrades / Oct 06, 2018
"Five Stars - My husband and I have been Dr Kim’s patient for over 17 years. She is a compassionate, knowledgeable, detailed oriented doctor with excellent bedside manner. She had saved my husband’s vision from macular degeneration. We all love her and will be her faithful patients forever."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 19, 2018
"For the last three years I've been treated by the Retina Consultants of Houston at the Sugar Land location and have been extremely satisfied with the very professional, courteous staff and Dr. Chen. When at the office in the waiting rooms I've spoken with numerous other patients who have all had the same comments of satisfaction. My observations have always been that the staff and doctors work hard to keep patients waiting time at a minimum, while maintaining the excellent quality of care. I would not go any where else."- S.R. / Google / Jun 22, 2018
"Dr. Brown is an excellent surgeon. If you want the best, you have to make a sacrifice. I have been a patient of Dr. Brown, for decades, and I would recommend him to anyone. I would be completely blind if not for Dr. Brown, and God, the Most Holy of Holy."- M.S. / Healthgrades / May 16, 2018
"My left retina had tear in it and I had no clue of what was happening, but was referred to the Retina Consultants of Houston and was blessed with meeting Dr. Wykoff. He repaired my eye while explaining everything in detail and helping me to feel comfortable. Less than a year later my right eye did the same thing but a little worse. Nowadays, I will only let Dr. Wykoff work on me. I am seeing great today and at 58 have zero floaters, etc. This Doctor is the best."- C.P. / Google / Mar 16, 2018
Surgical Outcomes/Quality Care
In order to ensure the best possible retinal care and surgical outcomes, Retina Consultants of Houston has also established a quality assurance/surgical outcomes assessment program which is is led by two of our physicians and a registered nurse. They routinely review the surgical procedures performed by our retina surgeons, the success rates achieved, and ways to continually improve the quality of care we provide to our valued patients.
Retina Consultants of Houston Surgical Success Rates for Two Common Retinal Conditions: Macular Holes and Primary Retinal Detachments
• Achieved 96 percent success rate among our surgeons in closing macular holes
• Achieved 100 percent success rate in surgically treating acute/new macular holes
• Ninety-three percent of patients experienced improvement or stability in their vision.
• These success rates are higher than the percentages of surgical success typically reported in scientific literature.
Primary Retinal Detachment:
• Average visual acuity before surgery was 20/200 (legally blind), and average visual acuity after surgery was 20/40 (considered driving vision in Texas).
• Achieved successful reattached retina for 94.7 percent of patients
• We were able to use an in-office procedure called pneumatic retinopexy in 15 percent of retinal detachment cases, requiring no hospitalization and achieving total reattachment.