Diabetic Eye Disease and the Importance of Early Intervention
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, which is a perfect opportunity for patients to think about their overall health, learn more about how diabetes affects vision, and/or schedule a diabetic eye screening.
Oct 22nd, 2021
VRCNY is a Sponsor of the CAMS 2021 Scientific Conference
VRCNY is a proud sponsor of the CAMS 2021 Scientific Conference! It is an honor to serve the Chinese-American community and partner with like-minded physicians to provide quality healthcare. We hope to continue this great relationship and support CAMS and its cause!
Oct 14th, 2021
How to Protect Your Eyes at Home
While you might assume that most eye injuries occur in the workplace, especially in high-risk careers, the truth is that many eye injuries actually occur at home.
Sep 23rd, 2021
Retinal Trauma: Three Things to Do
Every year, millions of people around the world experience some kind of eye injury. In cases of blunt force trauma to the eye, these injuries can sometimes cause retinal tears or detachment, which is a medical emergency that can lead to permanent vision loss.
Aug 26th, 2021
What You Should Know About Retinopathy of Prematurity
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a progressive retinal condition that can occur in babies who are born prematurely.
Jun 26th, 2021
Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer
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 not as scary as 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.