Out of Town Patients
We see patients from all over the world at NYC Retina. We have operated on patients that have sought our help from over a dozen countries and our international following continues to grow. Whether is it to perform a surgery to repair a retinal detachment, provide a second opinion or do a yearly retina examination, we would like to help you.
Prior to traveling to New York City from abroad, we recommend communicating with our friendly office staff either by email or phone to make sure that our doctors specialize in your specific problem. Additionally, we can set up a telephone or video call with one of the doctors to discuss your case with you prior to traveling to New York.
After which, we will schedule your appointment with the doctor, where we will take imaging studies of your retina, and you will meet with the doctor who will review your history, perform a complete eye and retina examination, and discuss treatment options.
As a potential new patient of NYC Retina, we recommend reading our pages on what to expect and health insurance. Regardless of what your health insurance status is, we will make every effort to try to help you. Should you have any questions please contact our office.
To help plan your trip, we have put together a few travel resources to help plan your visit to our New York City location.
There are a wide variety of medical issues that can affect the retina. If you are simply seeking a second opinion, it may be possible to schedule the imaging, examination, and consultation with the doctor such that you can arrive and leave on the same day.
Otherwise, if you are traveling in for a surgery, you may need to plan to stay in New York for one to four weeks after surgery. One week may be sufficient if you will not need a gas bubble, such as in an epiretinal membrane peel or repositioning of a dislocated intraocular lens. A four-week stay may be necessary if you will require a gas bubble in your eye after surgery, which is most often used to repair retinal detachments and macular holes. You must wait four weeks for the gas bubble to go away on its own after surgery prior to safely getting on an airplane.
We see patients of all ages from infants to the elderly and manage complicated retinal disease ranging from retinopathy of prematurity, uveitis, retinal detachments, dislocated intraocular lenses, complications after cataract surgery, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, diabetic retinopathy. Depending on the retinal disease, we may need laser, surgery or monthly treatments or some people may only need to travel in to be seen once a year for preventative health monitoring.
Please contact our office where we can help develop a treatment schedule to fit your needs or visit our FAQ page to learn more.