No Referral Needed

In the past, nearly all insurance companies required a referral from your primary care physician or general practitioner for almost all specialty physicians.  This practice, however, is becoming a thing of the past.  Nowadays, most insurance companies do NOT require referrals at all. As a retina specialist, many people and doctors often think that special […]

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month and according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, one in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see a specialist for care. As you […]

Dr. Notaro Rietz chosen to meet world-renowned mentalist, Lior Suchard

While attending the American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting in Boston, MA. this past August, Doctor Saralyn Notaro Rietz had a rare opportunity to meet world-renowned mentalist, Lior Suchard during his show. Lior Suchard is one of the world’s most renowned and critically acclaimed mentalists and supernatural entertainers.  According to his website, he has performed […]

Dr. Notaro Runs in the 2017 Blindfold Challenge

While attending the 35th American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting in Boston, MA this past August, Dr. Notaro Rietz participated in the 2017 Blindfold Challenge with her daughter, Tarin.  The event, which was in conjunction with the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, aims to bring awareness and resources to essential efforts to […]

Doctor Notaro Attends Annual ASRS Meeting in Boston

Doctor Saralyn Notaro Rietz recently had the opportunity to attend the 35th American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting in Boston, MA.  The annual meeting, which took place August 11-15, brings together specialists from around the world to focus on the most up-to-date knowledge and trends in the field of retinal diseases and surgery. The American […]

Serving the Community Many Years in a Row

On Saturday, August 5 Back of the Eye MD joined approximately 85 organizations at Senator Michael Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair.  The event, which took place at the Amherst Senior Center, focused on providing residents with health screening and prevention services from a variety of health care providers and educating attendees on the importance of leading […]

Retinal Vein Occlusions

Retinal Vein Occlusions are one of the most common causes of retinal vascular disease.  When a retinal vein is blocked, it cannot drain blood from the retina. This leads to hemorrhages and leakage of fluid from the blocked blood vessels.  A central retinal vein occlusion is the blockage of the main retinal vein and a […]

Health Fair This Weekend

Don’t forget to come and visit Back of The Eye MD at Senator Michael Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair on Saturday! The event takes place at the Amherst Senior Center, located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm this Saturday, August 5.  The health fair, which is free and […]

Retinal Detachment

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain.  A healthy retina is imperative for clear vision.  When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position.  A retinal detachment is very serious and if […]

Senator Michael Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair

On Saturday, August 5 Back of the Eye MD will be joining over 80 organizations at Senator Michael Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair.  The event takes place at the Amherst Senior Center, located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The health fair, which is free and open to […]