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NYEE Retina Services

The mission of the Retina Service at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) is to serve the dual roles of providing outstanding specialized patient care and meeting the needs of resident and fellow education and training.

The Retina Service accommodates more than 50,000 patient visits per year, in addition to performing approximately 1009 ERGs, 3657 angiograms, and 3855 laser treatments. Retina Service Surgery accounts for approximately 1377 vitrectomy procedures, 244 scleral buckles, and 127 cryopexies per year.


Recent innovations such as surgery for macular holes, submacular pathology, complex trauma repairs, as well as restoration of diabetic retinas are daily events. State-of-the-art small gauge high-speed vitrectomy surgery including the use of long-acting gases, heavier–than–water perfluorocarbon liquids, and silicone oil for treating difficult retinal detachment cases is performed routinely at NYEE. In addition, clinical research involving advanced retinal imaging, stem cells, pharmaceutical therapies for retinal vascular disease, and new surgical tools are integral to the activities of the service.


The Retina Service was organized in 1959 by Morton L. Rosenthal, MD as the first working Retina Service in New York City, following his training at the Schepens Eye Institute in Boston. At that time, retinal repair was still in its infancy bolstered by new successes introduced by the technique of scleral buckling.

Over the years, the scope of the Service has gradually expanded from treating primarily retinal detachment and retinal tears to encompassing new and varied technologies, including digital fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, argon, krypton, dye, and YAG laser treatments.

Retina Service - Chief of ServiceIn 1998, Thomas O. Muldoon, MD assumed the leadership of the Retina Service and was the driving force expanding the research initiatives of the service and architect of its current facility. As a pioneer in vitreous surgery and retinal imaging, he helped make available the most innovative tools for his patients, his colleagues, and upcoming generations of ophthalmologists.

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Eye Faculty PracticeTel: 212-979-4500

Address310 E. 14th Street
South Building, 3rd Floor - Suite 319
New York, NY 10003

Retina CenterTel: 212-614-8301

Address310 E. 14th Street
North Building, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Tribeca OfficeTel: 212-966-3901

Address77 Worth StreetNew York, NY 10013

Columbus CircleTel: 212-957-6933

Address200 West 57th Street, Suite 1410New York, NY 10019

Upper East SideTel: 212-731-3355

Address234 East 85th StreetNew York, NY 10028

Ophthalmology FPATel: 212-241-0939

Address17 East 102nd StreetNew York, NY 10029

Midwood OfficeTel: 718-375-6933

Address1630 East 15th Street
Second Floor (Suite 203)
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Williamsburg OfficeTel: 718-384-6933

Address101 Broadway, Suite 201Brooklyn, NY 11249

Mineola OfficeTel: 516-408-4900

Address200 Old Country Road
Suite 130
Mineola, NY 11501

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