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Eye Tests in the Digital Age
Home monitoring of your eye health comes of age! The introduction of the SightBook "app" from digisight.net on the iPhone brings monitoring your eye health in partnership with your eye care physician to the digital age. Read More

Our Physicians

With over 20 years of experience in retinal research and treatment, Dr. Van Houten views each patient as an individual, and will customize a treatment plan based on your eye problem and overall health condition(s). Meet Our Physician

Services & Treatments

Our practice is well-equipped to provide both answers to and treatments for your retinal concerns; working hand in hand with you and your caregivers from the initial consultation through cutting-edge diagnostic imaging, and to surgical correction, treatments and follow-up. View Our Services & Treatments

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New Treatment for Macular holes

Recent approval of Jetrea (Ocriplasmin) to treat symptomatic VMA (Vitreo Macular Adhesion) has opened up a new era in non surgical management of macular holes. Previously only a hospital based surgery was able to reverse the process of macular...  more

Welcome to East Carolina Retina

We are the premier vitreo-retinal specialty practice in Eastern North Carolina dedicated to the innovative research, treatment and care of all retinal and back-of-the-eye concerns included age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments and tears and diabetic retinopathy.  Our experienced physician, Dr. Peter A. Van Houten holds over 20 years of experience in the successful treatment of retinal diseases and conditions, as well as a common philosophy of providing individualized, exceptional patient care.

Your sight is a precious thing—and we are here to help you save it in times of emergency need, and help preserve it, even in light of other medical complications. With extensive diagnostic imaging capabilities afforded by both modern technology and physician knowledge, our team is able to identify not only existing retinal concerns, but indicators for potential future conditions. Our state-of-the-art facility is just steps away from the renowned Vidant Health Systems Hospital in Greenville, NC –providing a central location for patients throughout the heart of Eastern North Carolina.

We will work hand in hand with your family and referring physician to develop a treatment and disease management plan that fits your life and gets you back to living it as soon as possible. Unfortunately retinal problems are usually not simple as there are often other medical issues that have to be addressed. As our patient, your care and recovery are of the utmost importance and we look forward to building a professional relationship of trust with you through the treatment process.