You’re Probably Wondering: What is a Retina Specialist?
A retina specialist is a highly trained doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and surgical problems of the retina. The retina is also known as the “back of the eye.” A retina specialist completes many years of training after college. This includes four years of medical school, one year of internal medicine training, three years of residency training in general ophthalmology, and one or two years of additional fellowship training specific to problems of the retina. Rest assured that you’re in great hands!
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Back of the Eye MD is a W.B.E. (Woman Business Enterprise) with locations in both Erie County and Niagara County. We are trusted by thousands of professionals and patients alike. Call us today to schedule your consultation. Find out more about the procedures offered by Dr. Saralyn N. Rietz, MD.
Note: Retina specialists do not prescribe glasses or perform cataract surgery. These functions are provided by optometrists or general ophthalmologists, respectively. Retina specialists provide unique services and evaluations when serious conditions are known or suspected to involve the back of the eye.
Some of the conditions commonly treated by retina specialists include Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Retinal Tears, and Retinal Detachments. There are numerous other retinal conditions as well, so it’s always best to seek immediate treatment if you think you are having any issues with your eyes. Preventative care is the best treatment, so don’t wait until it’s too late. Consult with Dr. Notaro Rietz, MD today!
Many patients are usually referred to retina specialists by other medical professionals such as optometrists, general ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, and general practitioners. However, you are welcome to call us to schedule an appointment on your own if you have a known history of retina disease, have a family history of retinal disease, or think you might have a retina condition. We also welcome walk-ins if your condition is urgent. No referral is required by most insurance policies.
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