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We are a retina practice.

“The skill and dedication of Dr. Notaro Rietz and her staff are matched only by the unwavering
care and compassion they show their patients.” ~ Kyle G.

Retina Conditions:

Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Retinopathy

Macular Holes

Retinal Detachment

Other Vitreo-Retinal Conditions

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Call (716) 839-9009 and one of our team members will call you within 24 hours to schedule your appointment.


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!

NOTE: Regardless of vaccination status our office still requires the use of a face mask for the safety of both our staff and patients.

Buffalo Eye Doctor - Dr. Saralyn Notaro Rietz - Retina Specialist

One of Western New York’s Most Experienced Retina Specialists!

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 or perform DMV vision examinations. 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.

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • American Progressive
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Complete Senior Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Plan
  • First Health PPO
  • GerberLife
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefits
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Nova Healthcare
  • Today’s Options
  • United Healthcare – Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare – Direct Options PPO
  • Univera
  • WellCare

Contact Dr. Saralyn Notaro Rietz for an appointment by calling (716) 839-9009.


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About Us

Saralyn Notaro Rietz MD is a top rated “Back of The Eye MD.” She specializes in treating diseases of the retina or “back of the eye” which include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments, retinal blood vessels diseases, uveitis and much more.




Erie County
4476 Main Street, Suite 114
Snyder, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 839-9009

Niagara County
525 Wheatfield Street, Suite 15
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Phone: (716) 839-9009


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