Read about us in Diabetes Forecast!

Saralyn Notaro Rietz, MD…..YOUR Back of the Eye MD Hey! Look where we were published! Access the Summer issue of Diabetes FORECAST magazine — the national publication of the American Diabetes Association. Find the feature “Ask the Ophthalmologist” on page 11. The question is asked:  I have retinopathy.  Will I lose my vision? Here, […]

Which Eye Doctor is Right for You?

Are you confused about which eye doctor is right for you? Different eye care providers address a range of patient needs – from fitting eyeglasses to performing invasive surgery. Each also has a different level of education and training. Because one type of provider may be more appropriate for your specific needs than another, it […]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a condition that causes central vision loss due to damage/aging of the macula, or the center part of the “back of the eye.” AMD is the leading cause of visual acuity (sharpness of vision) loss in people over the age of 50.  Visual loss from the condition can range from […]

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 […]