Eye Specialist Rockville Centre

Eye Specialist Rockville Centre

Eye Specialist Rockville Centre We have one very simple goal: to provide quality, comprehensive, and personal eye care. We believe that quality eye care begins with doctors who care about you, not More »

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Ophthalmologist Rockville Centre

Ophthalmologist Rockville Centre Intravitreal Injections Intravitreal injection is injection of medicine into the vitreous cavity within the eye.  It is used to treat various retinal disorders, such as wet age-related macular degeneration More »

Retinal Eye Disease

Retinal Disease

Retinal Disease Rockville Centre A large portion of the ophthalmology cases seen by University of Mississippi Health Care specialists involves diseases of the retina and vitreous. Our retinal specialist provides services such as fluorescein angiography, ultrasonography, More »

Hewlett Eye Surgeon

Intravitreal Injections Hewlett

Are you tired of constantly needing to visit your local optical care experts for injections in order to keep your eye from being harmed by your age-related vision problem? Illnesses of the eye such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration require regular care in order to monitor the spread of the disease closely, and for many of us this can also mean regular intravitreal injections in order to stop this disease from causing any further damage or harm to your eyes. If you are tired of the constant need for these appointments, or simply require a more advanced form of care, simply visit your local Hewlett eye surgeon at the offices of the Retina Consultants of Long Island and ask how intravitreal implants can work for you.

11570 Intravitreal Implants

11570 Intravitreal Implants

Often times intravitreal injections are also used to treat uveitis, a simple inflammation of the uveal layer of the eye that can lead to cataracts of glaucoma without regularly scheduled injections. Fortunately, the latest advances in optical technology and procedure have come together to form one of the most remarkable advancements in the treatment of optical conditions within the uvea through the use of intravitreal implants which can replace your need for regular injections from your professional Hewlett eye surgeon for an average of 30 months, or two and a half years. This implant is placed directly where it is needed most, within the posterior segment of the eye at the sight of your optical illness to provide a continuous release of the same corticosteroid medications you would otherwise receive through regular injections, allowing your doctor to insure that your eyes are truly being cared for around the clock to stop the disease from progressing into cataracts or glaucoma which can cause permanent loss of sight without laser surgery to correct these issues. This can work to insure that the more complex forms of uveitis, such as posterior uveitis, are stopped from causing progressive loss of vision. By utilizing an intravitreal implant, you no longer has to suffer from the inconvenience of an indwelling catheter, as well as being more effective against CMV retinitis, all while greatly lowering the risks of overall systemic toxicity.

If you are over the age of 40 and suffering from age-related optical conditions, uveitis, no matter how old you are, you can still receive the most advanced form of treatment possible to treat your advanced vision problems more effectively than ever before with intravitreal implants from your neighborhood Hewlett eye surgeon. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the state of the art practice of the Retina Consultants of Long Island have been proudly serving your local community for over 18 years. Our retinal disease experts are exactly what you need to see more clearly with intravitreal implants at the Retina Consultants of Long Island.

Intravitreal Implants Hewlett
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Hewlett Retina Specialist

11570 Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially dangerous disease that can affect the eyes of those with type one or type two diabetes. At Retina Consultants of Long Island, we take diabetic retinopathy seriously and we’re pleased to offer retinal laser therapy to treat it. So if you have already been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy or if you have diabetes at all, you should call us and schedule an exam with our Hewlett retina specialist, Dr. Edward M. Stroh.

When caught early, diabetic retinopathy can be treated effectively. However, if not addressed promptly, it can result in damage to your blood vessels and even permanent vision loss in extreme cases. There are often no symptoms at first. If you are diabetic, it is even more important to have a yearly eye exam with our Hewlett retina specialist than it is for other people. When diabetic retinopathy has caused damage and other less invasive treatments have proven to be ineffective or the injury to the eye has become too severe, retinal laser therapy can be used to shrink the blood vessels in your retina that have become abnormally large due to retinopathy and have begun to bleed into the vitreous ( the gel-like and transparent fluid in the center of your eye).

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment 11570

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment 11570

Multiple lasers are used by our Hewlett retina specialist. There are risks, however. You could lose some of your peripheral vision (side to side) after the surgery. While it is uncommon for lost vision to be recovered from this procedure, in most cases it is successful in maintaining central vision and in preventing any additional vision loss. Of course, the primary goal is to prevent reaching the point where retinal laser therapy is necessary at all.

The best strategy for you if you are diabetic is to make sure that you get a complete eye exam with our Hewlett retina specialist every year without fail. That along with employing the best methods for keeping your blood sugar regulated in conjunction with your primary physician will give you the best chance to keep diabetic retinopathy from causing you ill effects. Staying on top of your eye health is our goal and with your help, we can do it.

Retina Laser Therapy Hewlett
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Ophthalmologist Hewlett

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Retina Consultants of Long Island, your local Hewlett ophthalmologist, is a state-of-the-art practice specializing solely on the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases. Founded 18 years ago by Dr. Edward M. Stoh, our dedicated staff is committed to giving our patients the quality and individualized care. Dr. Stoh, remains at the forefront of providing the Hewlett community with the compassionate care he did when he first opened.

As highly trained specialists in retinal detachment surgery, our staff is skilled in the latest technology and techniques in the surgical treatment and restoration of the precious sense of sight. Repair of the retina is serious because your sight is precious to you and to us. Dr. Stoh will discuss which surgical option is the right one for you should you be diagnosed with retinal detachment, but the three options for treatment are: the scleral buckle procedure, vitrectomy and pneumatic retinoplexy.

Retina Eye Care Hewlett

Retina Eye Care Hewlett

Pneumatic retinopexy uses a gas bubble to repair the tear in the retina. A gas bubble is injected into the eye and then the patient is positioned so that the gas bubble is able to push against the tear in the retina and seal it. For more complete understanding of this procedure it is best to contact our office. We at Retina Consultants of Long Island believe that our patients should be well informed and so we are here to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns when it comes to retina detachment. Our belief is that your vision is precious and when surgery is necessary you should have all the facts you need in order to feel comfortable and confident in our ability as your go-to Hewlett ophthalmologist.

Retinal detachment is serious and can lead to loss of vision. If you are experiencing the appearance of any abnormal floating spots or flashing lights in your vision it is important that you schedule an appointment for a careful retinal evaluation. Your vision is precious, we only get one set of eyes so we need to take care of them. Retina Consultants of Long Island is here for you, we are your go-to Hewlett ophthalmologist.

Retinal Detachment Surgery Hewlett
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Malverne Ophthalmologist

Retina Eye Surgery 11570

If you notice vision symptoms such as flashing lights, seeing shadows or eye floaters, see our expert Malverne ophthalmologist at Retina Consultants of Long Island for a comprehensive eye exam as well as a complete retinal exam as soon as possible. These are signs of a retinal tears which if left untreated and through progression could lead to vision loss.

Retina Detachment 11570

Retina Detachment 11570

The retina is a thin tissue that lines the back portion of the eye. The more peripheral parts of the retina are responsible for peripheral vision (side vision). The macula is the center part of the retina and is responsible for both central and color vision. When the vitreous gel (a clear gel that fills two thirds of the eye that’s located in front of the retina) loosens and separates from its attachments to the retina, retinal tears can occur if the retina is weak. When it’s torn, the liquid from the gel can enter through the tear and accumulate behind the retina. This fluid buildup is what causes the retina to separate (detach) from the back of the eye. In cases where the retinal tear involves the blood vessels, bleeding will occur. While this condition can occur as we age, it can be common at younger age in people who have inflammation, myopia (nearsightedness), have had cataract surgery or eye trauma.

Changes in the vitreous can cause small clumps or strands to develop. These clumps may cast shadows on the retina as the light passes through the vitreous causing people to see shadows as floaters. Floaters can appear in many different shapes (ex: circles, clouds, cobwebs) and usually the objects appear to move. When the vitreous pulls away from the retina it can also cause a sensation of flashing lights. Due to the possibility of there being a retinal tear or detachment, it is extremely important that anyone who has symptoms such as floating spots or flashing lights (symptoms of a retinal tear) get a thorough retinal evaluation with our Malverne ophthalmologist.

Early detection and treatment is crucial in order to prevent progression. A retinal tear will not cause vision loss unless there is progression to retinal detachment. However, unfortunately, a detached retina is not capable of normal sight. As the detachment enlarges and reaches the central part of the retina, vision loss will occur and worsen. See our Malverne ophthalmologist at Retina Consultants of Long Island as soon as possible if you notice any symptoms. Our practice specializes in diagnosing and treating a variety of retinal diseases and conditions.

Retinal Diseases Malverne
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Freeport Retinal Eye Surgeon

Freeport Retinal Eye Surgeon

Statistics show that one in five Americans put off having yearly eye exams. Our Freeport retinal eye surgeon, Dr. Edward M. Stroh, and his well-educated staff, can’t stress enough that without regular eye exams, serious problems that can threaten your eyesight can be missed, as well as their appropriate treatments. Treatment options can be vision therapy, a prescription for contact lenses or glasses, eye vitamins, or medical treatment for eye disease. From children to senior patients, regular general eye exams are important to see more clearly now and to make sure you remain seeing clearly in the future. If our Freeport retinal eye surgeon finds any signs of a retina disorder during your general eye exam, he will most likely recommend a retinal eye exam. Early detection of any retinal disorders is key because once the retina is damaged its repair is extremely difficult. Your retina works like a camera, receiving light rays from the front of the eye and sends them through the optic nerve to the brain where they are turned into bright, clear, vivid images. When disease or injury causes clouding or damage to the retina, the result is partial or total vision loss.

Retina Eye Diseases Freeport

Retina Eye Diseases Freeport

A retinal eye exam is focused on the back of your eye so Dr. Stroh will concentrate on looking through your pupil at the retina and other structures located inside the back portion of your eye. All patients should expect to have their eyes dilated so the doctor can get a clear view of these structures. A specialized microscope, the ophthalmoscope, is most likely the first instrument Dr. Stroh will use in the retinal exam at Retina Consultants of Long Island because it provides a full overview of the situation and your condition. There are several tests that will be performed during your retinal exam and procedures used for proper diagnosis. Our Freeport retinal eye surgeon stays well educated on state-of the-art procedures in order to offer the most advanced treatment options to our patients and one of those procedures is digital retinal photography.

Digital retinal photography is new technology that represents the most recent in eye disease detection. It allows us to evaluate your retina more thoroughly, which is the sensitive tissue in your eye, responsible for vision. The retina is vulnerable to a variety of diseases, such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, and Retinitis Pigmentosa, some of which may lead to loss of vision. Digital retinal photography gives our Freeport retinal eye surgeon a more inclusive way to view your eyes than was available before. This breakthrough allows us to conduct a more thorough exam, enabling us to clearly detect any retinal issues that may need immediate treatment.

Retinal Eye Exams Freeport
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Retinal Doctor Long Island

Retinal Doctor Long Island

Age-related macular degeneration is the technical term eye doctors use to refer to vision loss due to deterioration of, or damage to, the tissues that make up the backs of your eyes. True to its name, it is a condition that impacts the elderly, distorting and eventually destroying the sufferer’s ability to see. Macular degeneration also comes in two varieties, which are known as “wet” and “dry” macular degeneration for reasons you shall presently learn. Since our Long Island retinal doctors at Retina Consultants of Long Island believe an informed patient is a healthier patient, we’d like take a moment to explain some of the differences between the two.

Long Island Vision Loss

Long Island Vision Loss

The first species of macular degeneration treatment is called “wet” because its root cause is an excess of blood vessel growth in the back of the eye that leads to fluid leakage, scarring and permanent vision loss. Wet macular degeneration is relatively uncommon compared to dry macular degeneration, and there a number of treatment options available to you and our Long Island retinal doctors. On the other hand, dry macular degeneration is the result of specialized cells on your retina breaking down. While there is no cure for this type of macular degeneration, there are is some evidence that increased antioxidant intake may slow the disease’s progress. Maybe in the not-so-far-off future, science will have figured out how to use stem cells to repair damage done by dry macular degeneration. You can bet we’ll celebrating over here at Reina Consultants of Long Island when this happens.

In contrast to a skinned knee or a broken bone, which you feel right away, the early symptoms of macular degeneration (wet and dry both) are subtle and most often painless, making it hard for patients to realize there’s a problem for which they need to seek professional medical attention. This is why we here at Retina Consultants of Long Island are big advocates for regular exams. Sure, odds are we won’t find anything wrong when you come in for your routine check up, but if on the off chance you do have a problem, it’s much better for our Long Island retinal doctors to know sooner rather than later.

Macular Degeneration Long Island
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Lynbrook Retina Specialist

Lynbrook Retina Specialist

Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy, which is also known as background retinopathy, is an early stage of diabetic retinopathy. Tiny blood vessels inside the retina leak blood or fluid in this stage, and the leaking fluid will cause sight distortion as the retina swells or forms deposits. As the disease progresses, it becomes proliferative retinopathy. At this stage, new blood vessels grow around the retina and may bleed if the problem is not caught and treated properly. Diabetic retinopathy affects people with diabetes, and happens as a result of high blood sugar over an extended period of time. If this condition is left untreated, it may cause blindness, because excess blood sugar will destroy the blood vessels in the back of the eye so the retina can’t get the proper nutrients that maintain vision. Our Lynbrook retina specialist explains to our patients that diabetic retinopathy symptoms may include clouded vision and scars detaching the retina, caused by blood vessels bleeding in the eye.

Lynbrook Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Lynbrook Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Unfortunately, there are sometimes no early signs of diabetic retinopathy and you may not notice any vision problems until the condition is severe. Loss of central vision may occur when you are reading or driving, or, in some cases, there will be less ability to see color, or you will have blurry vision, or small spots/floaters. When caught soon enough, our Lynbrook retina specialist can treat non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy before it seriously affects your vision. In order to catch it in time, an ophthalmologist must examine your eyes every year or when you notice any of the symptoms.

Laser surgery is the treatment our Lynbrook retina specialist recommends for diabetic retinopathy treatment. This surgery can usually prevent serious vision loss or further progression of the disease when it’s diagnosed and treated in time. Of course, prevention and early detection are the best treatments, which is why regular eye appointments at Retina Consultants of Long Island, and paying close attention to any telltale symptoms are so important. Normally, there is a 60% reduction in severe visual loss when treatment is given at an appropriate time.

Laser Retina Surgery Lynbrook
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Ophthalmologist Hempstead

Ophthalmologist Hempstead

Are you experiencing strange flashes of light within your field of vision that appear and disappear without cause or warning? If you are seeing these bring anomalies, as well as flecks or threads in your vision, often termed as floaters, or have noticed a darkening or otherwise narrowing of your vision field, also known as the loss of peripheral vision, you could be experiencing a retinal detachment. A detached retina is a serious matter requiring immediate attention, but this matter will take much more than your traditional general optometrist. A detached retina requires an experienced professional in optical surgery. Fortunately, you can find exactly that right at your local Hempstead ophthalmologist at the offices of the Retina Consultants of Long Island.

Retinal Detachment Surgery Hempstead

Retinal Detachment Surgery Hempstead

Your retina is the section of your eye which allows for us to see, displaying the images created by our brain translating light into information. A retinal detachment occurs with this portion of your eye becomes separated from the surrounding tissues. If not reattached promptly by your trusted Hempstead ophthalmologist, you could suffer from permanent loss of sight. Our team are among the best in our field, specializing solely in the care and treatment of your retina to insure your sight is restored safe and sound. Surgical repair of retina is accomplished at our offices in three different procedures, depending on the type and severity of your detachment. We utilize the latest imaging technology in order to get a closer look at exactly where your retina is damaged, making surgery more predictable, easy to plan, and decreasing any risk of complication. Our doctors can perform a pneumatic retinopexy for smaller injuries to effectively close a tear and seal the wound through laser technology to insure proper healing. A scleral buckle utilizes silicone buckle to secure the sclera to the retina for larger tears, allowing the wound to heal on its own. Vitrectomies are also available for severe retinal detachments, replacing the fluid with a saline solution to insure your sight is restored.

Retinal detachments are terrifying ordeal for anyone to go through. This serious optical injury should never be left to the care of anyone less than a fully licensed and experienced Hempstead ophthalmologist to insure that you receive prompt and professional care. The Retina Consultants of Long Island have been proudly serving our community for over 18 years in state of the art surgical care of the retina to heal retinal detachments and save the eyesight of our patients. Dr. Edward M. Stroh proudly works with the latest in optical technology and provides the latest in surgical techniques in order to provide immediate and exacting care to secure your retina to your eye and stop vision loss from happening to you.

Retinal Detachments Hempstead
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Hempstead Retina Eye Doctor

Hempstead Retina Eye Doctor

At Retina Consultants of Long Island, one of the most common procedures performed by our Hempstead retina eye doctor is retinal laser therapy. The reason why retinal laser therapy is so commonly used is because it has proven to be effective in treating a number of conditions that affect the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and ocular histoplasmosis.

Retinal Laser Therapy Hempstead

Retinal Laser Therapy Hempstead

The laser that our Hempstead retina eye doctor uses in this sort of therapy is a tool that produces a high-intensity beam of light energy. The laser is completely safe and very effective in treating all of the previously mentioned retinal conditions. The laser is so effective because it can so precisely focus on the area of the retina that needs treatment. Even the tiniest area can be pinpointed and worked on without affecting any of the surrounding, healthy tissue of the retina. This powerful light energy that is absorbed creates a small spot that can destroy harmful lesions or bring tissue together where it is needed. The process is very simple and very comfortable throughout for the patient due to the experience and expertise of our Hempstead retina eye doctor. Using laser therapy for retina-related eye conditions is often capable of preserving your vision the way it is and also preventing vision loss if the treatment begins early enough in the development of the illness.

If you are interested in learning more about retinal laser therapy and the other various eye care services provided by our Hempstead retina eye doctor at Retina Consultants of Long Island, we invite you to visit our website for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns about the services we offer or any other related topic, we would love to hear from you so that we can address them. You can get in touch with our eye care specialists by calling our office during our regular hours, or sending a message using the contact form on our website. You can also schedule appointments both online or by phone. If you are concerned about payment, note that we work with many insurance and union plans, and can confirm if we accept yours if you call and speak to one of our friendly staff members.

Hempstead Ophthalmologist
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992

Long Island Ophthalmologists

Long Island Ophthalmologists

Macular degeneration is one of the greatest mysteries in the world of vision. No one knows the cause of age related macular degeneration, yet it is the number one cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older. At Retina Consultants of Long Island, our Long Island ophthalmologist understands the severity of this disease. We have been providing personalized care for eighteen years, and continue to stress the importance of regular eye examinations, so you and your whole family can live a long life with clear vision.

The retina is the part of the eye that converts images seen with light into electrical impulses; these impulses get send to the brain, which interprets that into what we see. Macular degeneration is the condition in which the central part of the retina deteriorates, causing it to function improperly.

Macular Eye Disease Long Island

Macular Eye Disease Long Island

The odds of developing macular degeneration changes depending on age, race, gender, genes, and lifestyle. It takes a skilled ophthalmologist, like our Long Island ophthalmologists, to determine your likelihood of developing MDG. Age is a prominent factor of macular degeneration – your likelihood of developing MDG increases as you age. Also, women are at a greater risk of developing the disease than men. Some lifestyle choices can affect your odds of developing MDG too. Smoking greatly increases your risk, as well as sun exposure, and taking certain medications.

If you experience any symptoms of macular degeneration, its very important to see a trustworthy doctor, like our Long Island ophthalmologist at Retina Consultants of Long Island. Blurred vision, blind spots, irregular looking straight lines, objects appearing smaller in one eye than the other, and different view of colors in each eye, should all serve as bright red warning signs. Making an appointment with our Long Island ophthalmologist is easy. Simply call us at 516-830-3992, and if you have any pressing questions or concerns, please use our ‘contact u’ form on our website retina-specialist-longisland.com. Macular degeneration is a serious life changing disease, but by taking the right steps and precautions we can catch it early on. You deserve to live a clear life, and our ophthalmologists are here to help make that happen,

Long Island Macular Degeneration
165 North Village Ave. # 203
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-830-3992