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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Ophthalmology

Retina Service

photo of retina and diagram cross-section of retina

The University Ophthalmic Consultant's Retina Service offers comprehensive medical and surgical management for a large variety of retinal conditions which include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, non-diabetic vascular diseases and AIDS related retinopathies.

The service maintains a fully-equipped retina surgical suite. The service maintains an operating room equipped to manage all retinal surgical conditions. All instruments are state of the art and fully up to date with the latest technology.

Diagnostic Testing

The Retina Service is equipped to provide:

  • Stereo Fundus photography
  • Digital angiography
  • ICG angiography
  • B-scan ultrasonography
  • HD Spectral Domain OCT
  • Heidelberg retinal tomography / flowmeter
  • Heidelberg retinal angiography


Contact Us

For further information, or to make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call:

185 Montague Street 7th Floor (718) 780-1530
University Hospital of Brooklyn/ Midwood (718) 270-1714

Physician Staff

Rony Gelman, MD – Sees patients at Brooklyn Heights and Manhattan
Eric Shrier, MD, Director, Retina-Vitreous Service – Sees patients at Brooklyn Heights, Midwood, and Manhattan