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"Compassion, Hope, and Cutting-Edge Technology"

Changing the way that people see the world.

A Leading Innovator in Improving, Preserving, and Reversing Sight Threatening Disorders.

The National Retina Institute has emerged as a major influence in the education and advancement of retinal care in the nation and the world.

  • Cutting-Edge Laser Technology
  • Renowned Clinical Trials
  • Advanced Medication
  • National Institute of Health Sponsored Research

  • Non-Invasive Floater Vaporization
  • Computer-Guided Navigated Laser System
  • Non-Destructive Laser System
  • Ocular Proteomics

Patient Testimonial

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. (Falls Church, Virginia)

Referring Doctor Testimonial

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. (Optometrist in Bethesda, Maryland)

The staff and attending physicians of the National Retina Institute wish to thank our many patients and friends for their heartfelt expressions of sympathy for the passing of our founder and Medical Director, Dr. Bert M. Glaser.

Dr. Glaser was an excellent clinician and teacher that inspired many of us to serve our patients with the latest and most effective science available in the treatment of retinal diseases.  He was our mentor who will stand as the inspiration to continue to treat our patients with the best technology and care available. We owe that to his memory and to you, our patients.

-The Attending Physicians and Staff of The National Retina Institute

As Recognized In

Retinal Disorders

NRI is responsible for important breakthroughs in the treatment of retinal disorders. Yet, it realizes that with diseases so devastating to the quality of life of so many people, there are many breakthroughs still to be discovered. That is the NRI mission.


June 5, 2015

NRI Research Ocular Proteomics  NRI has been conducting the Vitreous Proteomics study for over 5 years. The goal of this study is to learn about protein components of the eye and to understand which proteins are associated with each retinal disorder. NAVILAS Laser Use in Retinal Tissue  Navilas laser is a cutting edge technology, which…