Changing the way people see the world.

Changing the way people see the world.

Diabetic Retinopathy

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.

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Macular Degeneration

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.

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Retinal Detachments

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.

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OUR PHYSICIANS

Vinod Lakhanpal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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.

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Joshua N. Steiner, M.D.

Staff Physician
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.

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Olga Shif, M.D

Staff Physician
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.

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Clinical Studies

 

Clinical Studies

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.

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Our Surgery Facilities

GBMC

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6701 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204

Dulaney Eye Institute

901 Dulaney Valley Rd #220, Towson, MD 21204

Timonium Surgery Center

Timonium Surgery Center, 1954 Greenspring Drive, Suite L118, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 210931| Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814