National Retina Institute is committed to inclusion and diversity.
We believe today more than ever; it isn’t speaking the words, but starts with a culture of service and listening.
For over 32 years, our goal has always been to provide quality care to everyone in Baltimore. National Retina is committed to doing our part in protecting sight with a pledge to serve all and do so equally, without prejudice. We support and defend the right to safe, caring, and equal treatment for all in our practice: patients and teammates.
The effect of diabetes on the retina is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes damages the circulatory system of the retina at the back of the eye. Tiny blood vessels called capillaries become weak and may leak fluid into the retina resulting in two major medical problems.Learn More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the macula, which is located in the center of the retina. The macula is the central portion of the retina that allows us to see fine detail. Any disruption of the macula results in a marked change of vision.Learn More
The most common cause of retinal detachment is the normal retraction of the vitreous (the gel-like substance that fills the eye) as we age. This can tear the retina, which will allow fluid to creep beneath it. The fluid causes the retina to separate from the back wall.Learn More
Chief of Retina Services, Principal Research Investigator and Director of the Fellowship Program
Dr. Vinod Lakhanpal is the Chief of Retina Services, Principal Research Investigator and Director of the Fellowship Program.
Dr. Joshua Steiner is a surgeon and vitreo-retinal specialist at The National Retina Institute (NRI). He is a specialist in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of retinal diseases.
Dr. Olga Shif graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arcadia University’s Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and chemistry. She earned her medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College.
I have been under the care of NRI for over 10 years. They have always employed leading edge technology and procedures in my treatment. The quality of professionalism is unsurpassed thanks to the influence and leadership of Dr Bert Glaser. The most important aspect for me is confidence and trust.
I have been referring patients to NRI for the past 10 years. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The retina specialists are very experienced and are great about sharing their expertise and communicating in the co-management of our patients. I have trusted many patients, friends, and family members to their care.
The physicians and staff at the National Retina Institute (NRI) are committed to providing patients with an exceptionally broad range of treatment options in our belief that each individual requires personalization of his or her care.Learn More
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