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The doctors at Mohawk Valley Retina have expertise in evaluating and treating complex eye diseases including:

What Our Patients Saying

  • "Dear Dr. Williams, I would like to send my deep appreciation for all your sincere medical concern and expertise in helping me to keep my eyesight for the past 11 years. I am still able to live at home and enjoy family and friends with the aid of family, caregivers, and Hospice. With heartfelt thanks to you and your staff,"

    MR, Sherrill
  • "I was treated very well when I was there for the first time a few weeks ago. When I found out that I have diabetic retinopathy I was terrified, but Dr. Gale and the entire staff were very nice and very thorough. I was happy to find out that we are just ''watching'' the retinopathy for now. Thank you to everyone at MV Retina."

    CS, New Hartford
  • "THANK YOU MV Retina for being such wonderful, caring people..... you gave my dad hope that his eyesight will get better."

    TM, Rome
  • "Entire office/staff highly professional and efficient. The caring/concern and pride in the practice shows. Great experience."

    DF, Vernon
  • "Dr. Williams is taking care or my Mother's eye issue. He and the entire staff are all very caring, comforting, and understanding. ​They go above the norm for treating the patient with respect and caring. What can be more terrifying to a 73 year old woman that you are going to be giving a shot of medication into her eye? ​All the techs that worked with mom were wonderful and took the time to explain every step of the procedures. They explain everything very well for the patient and family member."

    WH, Little Falls
  • "Words can't express my sincere gratitude and thanks for everything that you have done for me. Without all of you, I'm not sure how I would have gotten through my ordeal. Because of your compassion and great knowledge, I'm getting  better and getting through it. You are a wonderful staff and I am so very thankful for you."

    GS, Remsen

Learning Center

  • How The Eye Works

    ​The healthy eye works very much like a camera. Light passes through a series of lenses in the front of the camera, and is...

  • The Retina

    ​The retina is the nerve layer that lines the inside back wall of the eye. Blood is supplied to the retina by the retinal...

  • The Vitreous

    ​Many serious eye conditions are caused by problems with the vitreous. The vitreous gel is a clear substance which fills the...

  • Flashes and Floaters

    Flashes and floaters are most commonly experienced when the vitreous gel separates from the retina. This separation of the...

  • Retinal Tears

    When a PVD occurs, the vitreous separates from the retina. In some cases, it can pull too hard on a single spot creating a tear...

  • Retinal Detachment

    Most retinal detachments occur following a retinal tear. The retinal tear allows fluid to move between the retina and the eye...

  • Macular Degeneration

    Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease which causes damage to the macula. The macula is in the center of the retina...

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetes is a disorder of sugar utilization and storage which causes damage to blood vessels throughout the body. When the blood...

  • Macular Hole

    A Macular Hole is an abnormal opening in the center of the macula. A macular hole is small, but because it occurs in the most...

  • Central Serous Retinopathy

    Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR) is a condition in which a small pool of fluid accumulates under the macula.

  • Epiretinal Membrane

    An Epiretinal Membrane (ERM) or macular pucker is caused by a fibrous membrane that grows over the macular surface.

  • Cystoid Macular Edema

    Cystoid Macular Edema (CME) usually occurs due to ocular inflammation. The inflammation within the eye produces chemicals which...

  • Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

    Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO) occurs when the main retinal vein is blocked. Because the blood can no longer travel out...

  • Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

    Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO) is similar to a central retinal vein occlusion, but only effects a portion of the retina.

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity

    Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a condition effecting the retina in premature infants. As the retina develops, blood vessels...

  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a disease in which elevation of eye pressure causes damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve contains over 1...

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

    AION occurs when the blood supply to the optic nerve becomes compromised. This causes swelling, bleeding, and injury to a...

  • Infectious Optic Neuritis

    Infectious Optic Neuritis occurs when viruses, bacteria, parasites, or fungi invade the optic nerve and nearby retina.

  • Optic Neuritis

    Typical Optic Neuritis is due to inflammation of the covering (myelin) of the neurons within the optic nerve. Vision loss is...

  • Papilledema

    Papilledema is optic nerve swelling to both eyes due to increased fluid pressure within the brain. The increased pressure in the...

  • Ocular Infections

    Ocular infections, when severe, may lead to decreased vision, blindness, and even loss of the eye. Infections may be due to...

  • Parsplanitis

    Parsplanitis is inflammation in the middle cavity of the eye. It involves the vitreous and anterior retina. Most patients notice...

  • Retinitis

    Retinitis is inflammation or infection of the retina. Symptoms are varied and may include pain, redness, floaters and decreased...

  • Uveitis

    Anterior uveitis, also known as iritis, is inflammation within the front cavity of the eye. Symptoms are varied and often...

  • Blunt Trauma

    Blunt trauma usually occurs when the eye is hit by a large, non-penetrating object such as a baseball, fist, or airbag.

  • Penetrating Injury

    Penetrating Trauma occurs when an object penetrates the eye. CT scan is usually indicated to determine if a foreign body remains...

Mohawk Valley Retina
83 Genesee Street
New Hartford, NY 13413
P: (315) 732-0995