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New York’s Top Ophthalmologists & Retina Specialists trained at the world’s finest institutions

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Our award-winning ophthalmologists

Our internationally-renowned ophthalmologists and retina specialists have trained and taught at some of the finest and most respected academic institutions in the world. As leading eye doctors and the best-rated retina specialists, they have devoted their time and resources to research and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. This exceptional and unique expertise, joined with their attentive, empathetic concern and careful approach means that even expert ophthalmologists turn to VRMNY retina doctors first when they or their families need care.

Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD

Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD

Yale L. Fisher, MD

Yale L. Fisher, MD

Jason S. Slakter, MD

Jason S. Slakter, MD

Richard F. Spaide, MD

Richard F. Spaide, MD

John Sorenson, MD

John Sorenson, MD

K. Bailey Freund, MD

K. Bailey Freund, MD

Robert W. Klein, MD

Robert W. Klein, MD

James M. Klancnik, Jr., MD

James M. Klancnik, Jr., MD

Michael J. Cooney, MD, MBA

Michael J. Cooney, MD, MBA

Irene A. Barbazetto, MD

Irene A. Barbazetto, MD

Michael Engelbert, MD, PhD

Michael Engelbert, MD, PhD

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Why Should I Visit the Vitreous Retina Macula Center of the New York?

302 / 4.9 ★★★★★ Google Reviews

★★★★★ Comprehensive Opthamology Exam

Most comprehensive Opthamology exam I have had. Staff are lovely and super patient! Dr. Yannuzzi certainly lives up to his excellent reputation. Friends have seen other practitioners here and all have come back with glowing reports.

Laurie M.
★★★★★ He’s a patients Doc

Wonderful. The staff is great. No one surpasses Dr. Yale Fisher. He’s a patients Doc not just a doctor’s doctor. He’s caring, kind and patiently explains all questions. I look forward to my visits.

Janice M.
★★★★★ Outstanding Medical Specialty

Dr. Slakter and the team are the very best. They have been taking care of me for the last 15 years or so and it is really more than the outstanding medical specialty, which goes without saying. It is also the human care and personal consideration that makes me feel part of a team that really cares about me and all other patients equally!

Moses D.
★★★★★ Honest Advice

I came to Dr.Spaide and vrmny with complications due to diabetes, he definitely gave me the right honest advice and the appropriate medical attention needed. He saved my vision for sure. Would recommend with my eyes closed, no pun intended.

The Guru
★★★★★ Very courteous & Accommodating

Office environment is very nice and staff is very courteous and accommodating. Dr Sorenson is very patient with his patients. He takes time to go over all results and answer questions. I was very pleased with the visit and I would highly recommend the doctor and the practice.

Helen A.
★★★★★ Extremely Competent

Dr. Freund is everything one would want in a doctor: conscientious, ethical, knowledgeable, and experienced. He is ready, able and willing to explain to you your diagnosis and treatment. He’s also very personable. Highly recommended.

John G.
★★★★★ Professional & Knowledgeable

One of the most professional, knowledgeable and yet friendly team of doctors and professionals in NYC. I have never had my eyes examined so thoroughly and feel so much better knowing that my eyes are in good hands. Dr Klein himself attends to almost all patients and the level of attention and care is phenomenal.

Robin G.
★★★★★ Dr. Cooney is great

The VRMC is very efficient, clean and a very friendly staff. I was in for my annual Retinopathy exam and it went quick but thorough! The staff is so professional and yet personable. Dr. Cooney is great and always makes you feel like he's a personal friend.

Mark R.
★★★★★ Knowledgeable & Professional

I have been seeing Dr. Klancnik for 18 months to deal with my wet macula degeneration. He is knowledgeable, professional and always takes the time to answer my questions about that issue, and about any other eye issues I have.

Steven Z.
★★★★★ Friendly & Professional

I am very happy with Dr. Barbazetto’s care. She listens patiently to my concerns and questions. Her responses are clear. She makes it easy for me to understand the complexities showing me diagrams and models as she speaks. Her support staff are always friendly and professional in their approach. What a great team!

J. Salazar
★★★★★ Admire his Professionalism

Dr. Engelbert has been seeing my employer, Mr. Khazaneh for about 2 years and he is very pleased and admires his professionalism. Along with his staff they provide excellent and exceptional care. Highly recommended!

Ria P.
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Ophthalmology & Retina Center of the New York

New York Ophthalmology Team

The ophthalmologists and retina specialists at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York are internationally known leaders in diagnosing and treating retinal diseases.

VRMNY retina doctors have trained and taught at some of the world’s finest and most respected academic institutions. The physicians who comprise the best retina specialists in New York are experts in vitrectomy surgery and hold academic appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York University, and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Our award-winning ophthalmologists in New York City specialize in treating all medical and surgical retinal conditions, emphasizing macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, the two leading causes of retinal vision loss.

With state-of-the-art New York ophthalmology centers, VRMNY is the largest retina vitreous center in the New York Metropolitan area.

Our New York ophthalmologists and eye doctors publish more in the foremost peer-reviewed journals than any other private or academic group in the United States. The eye care practice devotes time and resources to researching and developing new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Many current concepts in diagnostics and treatment of retinal disease recognized worldwide were invented at VRMNY retina centers.

The over 60-members staff offers a comprehensive range of educational, medical, and surgical services. The staff provides compassionate and empowering care with a focus on patient education.

About us

The Largest Vitreous Retina Macula Center in the New York Metropolitan Area

Groundbreaking Research

Our physicians serve as academic leaders in the field as the most published group in foremost peer-reviewed journals in the U.S.

Cutting-Edge Diagnostics

Our staff has the luxury of utilizing the most advanced equipment available, putting us at the forefront of ophthalmic imaging.

World-Renowned Physicians

Our physicians have been instrumental in the development of worldwide standards for the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases.

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