619 River Drive, Elmwood Park, NJ
201-796-2020

RETINA CENTER

Welcome to the Retina Center at Phillips Eye Specialists. All of our retinal specialists are board certified and have had years of remarkable experience in their field.

The retina is a very important part of the eye that connects the images the eye receives to the brain itself; basically this is how we see! The retina is subject to a wide range of diseases, some of which can severely threaten your vision. If you are suffering from retinal issues such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments or flashes and floaters, we are happy to diagnose and treat your condition or provide a second opinion.

Our New Jersey retinal specialists are eager to arrange a consultation and comprehensive eye exam for diagnosing any retina related issues. We make it our utmost priority to preserve vision by slowing down, or even ending, the progression of retinal disease.

Welcome to the Retina Center at Phillips Eye Specialists located in Union City and Elmwood Park New Jersey. All of our retinal specialists are Board Certified and have years of remarkable experience in their field.

The retina is a very important part of the eye that connects the images the eye receives to the brain itself; basically this is how we see. However, the retina can be subject to a wide range of diseases, some of which can severely threaten our vision. Just to name a few:

Macular Degeneration is a disease which affects the Macula, which is the center part of the retina. The macula gives us the ability to see fine details clearly and controls our central vision. This center piece of the retina allows us to read, drive a car and recognize faces.

Diabetic Retinopathy refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes could face due to their disease. As it is one of the most common diabetic eye diseases and is a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Retinal detachment is literally what is sounds like, this is when the retina starts to detach from the back of the eye.

Flashes and Floaters are also treated at our Retina Center here at Phillips Eye Specialists. You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called Floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, such as a blank wall. Floaters are actually tiny clumps of tissue inside the vitreous, the clear, gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. These objects may look like they are floating in front of your eye, but they are actually located inside. When the vitreous gel pulls on the retina, you may see what look like flashing lights or lightning streaks. These are known as Flashes. The flashes of light can appear off and on for several weeks or months. You should schedule an eye examination with our professionals at Phillips Eye Specialists if you notice a sudden increase in the size or amount of floaters or a sudden appearance of flashes, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by any change in your vision.

Here at Phillips Eye Specialists we are happy to diagnose and treat your condition and will gladly provide a second opinion for you. Our New Jersey retinal specialists are eager to arrange a consultation and comprehensive eye exam for diagnosing any retina related issues. We make it our utmost priority to preserve vision by slowing down, or even ending, the progression of retinal disease.  

Meet Our Retina Specialists:

Dr. Joel Eichler Dr. Lee M. Angioletti
Dr. Francis Cangemi Dr. Minee Cho

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