After a long winter, it's easy to lose yourself to the warmth and bliss of summertime sunshine. That said, it’s important to not let excitement cloud our judgment and leave our bodies defenseless against the sun. While most know of the deleterious effects of the sun on our skin, not as many are aware of the dangers UV rays also present to our eyes. To keep you safe, we’ve put together a list of do's-and-don'ts to help protect your eyes this summer.
Apr 15th, 2021
Age-Related Macular Degeneration and the Importance of Early Diagnosis
The leading cause of blindness in older adults over the age of 50 is a condition known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It’s estimated that up to 15 million people in North America currently have some form of the condition. AMD occurs when the central portion of the retina, known as the macula, begins to deteriorate. Because the macula controls our central vision, changes to the macula can cause problems with our ability to see in fine details, read, drive, and more.
Mar 18th, 2021
Retina Surgery 101: What to Expect
For severe retinal conditions, retinal surgery is sometimes required to maintain or preserve a patient’s vision. Although ocular surgery may be necessary, it’s natural for patients to feel apprehensive about undergoing such a procedure. However, retinal surgery is typically scarier than it sounds. The most common types of retinal surgery are vitrectomy and scleral buckle.
Feb 17th, 2021
Retina 101: The Tiny Powerhouse of Vision
Every day, our lives are filled with countless images, both mundane and extraordinary. From the vibrant hues of a sunset to the black-and-white print in the pages of a book, all of it is made possible because of the retina.
Dec 3rd, 2020
COVID-19 Protocols at VRC
As we continue to navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vitreoretinal Consultants of NY remains committed to maintaining the health and safety of our patients while still providing the advanced retinal and macular care they need. Your health, safety, and care are our number one priorities.
Nov 30th, 2020
Our New Location in Flushing is Now Open
Vitreoretinal Consultants of NY is proud to announce our new office location in Flushing. As of September 21st, 2020, we are now able to provide advanced retinal and macular care to more patients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and all of New York.
Nov 29th, 2020
VRC is Proud to Welcome Our Newest Physician, Dr. Albert Li
Vitreoretinal Consultants of NY is proud to welcome Dr. Albert Li, the newest physician at our practice!
Nov 28th, 2020
Welcome to Our New Website!
Vitreoretinal Consultants of NY is excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website!
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