See what current patients have to say about our practice! Losing your sight can definitely be scary. We understand, and we’re here to help. Here are several recent thank you notes we’ve received. We are grateful for the opportunity to help patients through these circumstances, and will do our best to keep you and your […]
NBC’s Today Show hostess Savannah Guthrie absent due to eye injury and loss of vision
On Wednesday, November 27, Savannah Guthrie of the NBC Today Show called in to explain why she’s been absent from the air. She suffered an eye injury after her 2-year-old son accidentally hit her right eye with the pointed edge of a toy train. “Charley threw a toy train at my eye and it tore my […]
Thanksgiving Weekend 2019
Dr. Notaro, family, and friends had a great weekend participating in many Buffalo traditions this Thanksgiving weekend! On Thursday morning they ran the Turkey Trot, and Saturday night they danced at the World’s Largest Disco! Everybody had a great time. We hope you have a great holiday season! 124th Annual Turkey Trot World’s Largest […]
Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
What is Central Serous Chorioretinopathy? This condition, often referred to as CSC, is caused by an accumulation of fluid under the retina which causes a serous (fluid-filled) detachment and vision loss. The vision loss usually lasts a few weeks to months without treatment, but can occasionally become chronic or recur. CSC most often occurs in […]
ASRS Conference in Chicago!
This past week, Dr. Notaro attended the annual conference of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) in Chicago. The mission of the ASRS is to provide a forum for physicians to advance the understanding and treatment of diseases of the retina, and also to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest […]
What is Hypertensive Retinopathy?
Hypertensive retinopathy is damage to the retina (the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye) caused by hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension damages the small blood vessels in the retina, causing their walls to thicken, which decreases the amount of blood that can flow through them. Patches of the retina may become damaged […]
Lattice Degeneration – What is it?
What is lattice degeneration? Lattice degeneration occurs when the outer portions of the retina become thin. This can make the retina more vulnerable to developing tears, holes, or breaks. This could eventually progress to a visually impairing condition called retinal detachment. Because of this, lattice degeneration should be closely monitored once it is diagnosed. Who […]
Benefits of a Small Practice
Back of the Eye MD has always boasted the benefit our small, privately run practice. The personal, one-on-one attention we strive to offer is unmatched compared to the significantly less personal care demonstrated in larger corporate settings. In 2016, we surveyed our patients to measure their satisfaction with Back of the Eye MD. We were […]
Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
What is AMD? AMD is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are […]
Sports Eye Safety
For all age groups, sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in water sports, basketball, and baseball/softball. More than 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year. The good news is that almost all of these injuries can be prevented. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes! Take the […]