in Bronx, NY
Your retina, a small structure at the back of your eye, is key to clear vision. It’s also susceptible to a few different eye conditions and requires careful treatment. At New York Ophthalmology, our exceptional eye doctors are highly trained in handling even the most complex retina cases. Our world-class care is accessible right in your neighborhood, and we’re here for any retinal issues you may be facing.
Why Is the Retina Important?
The retina is a thin layer of tissue in the back of the eye that turns what you see into electrical signals that then get sent to your brain: this is what produces eyesight. Because it’s delicate and sensitive, the retina can be affected by a variety of issues. Many retinal conditions are difficult to detect, which is why it’s important to have an annual eye exam where your retina can be screened and evaluated.
Retinal Conditions Treated at Our Retina Eye Care Center
Retinal issues can range from issues that slowly develop with age to sudden emergencies, and we’re outfitted here at New York Ophthalmology to handle them all. These conditions include:
Diabetes affects blood sugar levels and blood flow in the eyes. Our team monitors your diabetes, diet, and retina to catch diabetic retinopathy early and ensure that there’s no opportunity for it to progress.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
The center of your retina — the macula— is responsible for central vision and can deteriorate with age. We monitor all patients over 40 for signs of AMD to slow or even stop its progression.
Disease, injury, or other health issues can lead to a detached retina. We work to quickly locate the detachment and create a custom plan to repair the retina.
Meet Your NYC Retinal Specialist
Dr. Gregory Stein is New York Ophthalmology’s retina specialist. He’s been trained to handle the most complex of retina cases, and has helped to stop the progression of retinal diseases in thousands of patients. Dr. Stein delivers customized solutions to match each patient’s needs, including delicate surgeries, with compassion and expertise.
Retinal Condition Treatment & Diagnosis at New York Ophthalmology
Retina care starts with early identification. We use the latest in diagnostic and imaging technology to track any changes in your retina, quickly and accurately diagnose any issues, and put together a tailored solution for your unique retinal condition. Our eye doctors and surgeons have experience treating and managing even the most complex cases: whatever your situation, you’re in good hands here.
There are a number of medications that can treat retina conditions when applied directly to the eye. These generally help blood vessels in your eye that have been affected by some condition behave normally, and prevent them from leaking or putting strain on the retina.
We use advanced laser surgery at New York Ophthalmology to treat detached retinas, AMD, and diabetic retinopathy. Lasers are the most precise means of providing surgical relief for any retinal conditions you might have. Our skilled doctors use them regularly to protect patients’ vision.
Vitrectomy surgery is the most common surgery for retinal diseases and certain other conditions. It can remove scar tissue, close holes, reattach tissue, and fix surface wrinkling. These straightforward procedures can prevent the progression of many retinal issues.