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

  • Vitreo-Retinal Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis
  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Ocular Oncology



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)

    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
4350 Middle Settlement Rd
New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 732-0995