Eye Doctor Serving Morristown and Livingston
Dr. Tian (Tina) Xia is excited to return to New Jersey to join Eric D. Kanter, M.D. as the newest member of Retina Vitreous Consultants. She is a summa cum laude and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the competitive 7-year combined BA/MD program at Rutgers University. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School during which time she published more than 10 peer-reviewed publications and presented at numerous regional, national and international ophthalmic meetings.
Dr. Xia recently concluded her two-year Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery fellowship at the prestigious Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. At Scheie, she developed an expertise in the diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and ocular inflammatory conditions, as well as, in all aspects of vitreoretinal surgery. She has a particular interest in sutureless scleral fixated intraocular lenses, repair of retinal detachments, macular pucker removal and macular hole repair. Her academic interests include the investigation of novel pharmacologic agents for the treatment of both dry and wet forms of macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Xia is particularly excited about introducing the Port Delivery System (PDS) to New Jersey, as soon as it is formally FDA approved. The PDS is a surgically implanted drug reservoir that continuously releases Lucentis, thus enabling patients with macular degeneration to maintain significant visual gains without the treatment burden of frequent intraocular injections. As an expert in sub-retinal drug delivery and one of the few graduating fellows in the country with experience in intraocular gene therapy, Dr. Xia has already become a tremendous asset to the Ophthalmology community in New Jersey.
Dr. Xia is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She will be accepting new patient consultations for both medical and surgical retinal disorders at both the Livingston and Morristown offices. Please welcome Dr. Tina Xia as a member of Retina Vitreous Consultants.