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Retina Care

Hilla Steinberg, MD -  - Ophthalmologist Surgeon

Hilla Steinberg, MD

Ophthalmologist Surgeon & Aesthetic Injector and Certified Laser Specialist & Aesthetic Center located in Upper West Side, New York, NY

Many retinal disorders affect the structure and function of your retina and can impair vision. Hilla Steinberg, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist on the Upper West Side of Manhattan who specializes in retina care. She diagnoses, treats, and prevents conditions that affect this part of your eye. For personalized and comprehensive retina care, call the office of Hilla Steinberg MD PLLC in New York City, or schedule an appointment online today.

Retina Care Q&A

What is the retina?

The retina is a sensory organ found in the back of your eye that uses photoreceptors — a type of nerve cell — to detect movement, light, and color. 

These photoreceptors take the light that enters your eye and turn it into chemical and nerve signals that travel along the optic nerve to the visual cortex in your brain. Your brain then translates these chemicals and nerve signals into images and perceptions.

At the center of the retina is the macula. The macula contains a high concentration of photoreceptors that give you the sharp, central vision you need to read and drive.

What is retina care?

Retina care is an integral part of eye care and vision. Many conditions affect the structure and function of the retina. Finding problems during the early stages may prevent severe vision changes.

Dr. Steinberg is an experienced ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care, looking for retinal disorders such as:

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the arteries that nourish the retina harden. Without the nutrients, the macula weakens and dies, causing vision loss.

Retinal tear

A retinal tear is an injury to the thin tissue at the back of the eye. If you have a sudden onset of floaters and flashes, you may have a retinal tear.

Retinal detachment

A retinal detachment occurs when fluid from the eye gets under the retina, usually from a retinal tear, causing the tissue to pull away from the layers underneath.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes-related complication. With diabetic retinopathy, you have damage to the blood vessels in the back of your eye that allows fluid to leak into or under your retina. 

What are retina care treatments?

Dr. Steinberg takes a personalized approach to care and customizes your retina care treatment plan based on your exam results. Her goal is to stop or slow down retinal damage to preserve your vision. 

Treatment for retinal disorders may include various procedures such as:

  • Laser surgery
  • Cryopexy (freezing)
  • Pneumatic retinopexy (injecting air or gas into the eye)
  • Scleral buckling to repair a retinal detachment
  • Vitrectomy (removing and replacing eye fluid)

Dr. Steinberg works with you to determine the best treatment. When diagnosed and treated early, it’s possible to reverse damage from a retinal disorder.

For patient-centered retina care, call Hilla Steinberg MD PLLC or schedule an appointment online today.