Associated Retina Specialists

Retina Specialists of New York are Dedicated to Providing the Highest Quality Retina & Macula Care


Who we are & What we can do for you

High Quality Retina & Macula Care

For the diagnosis and treatment of any vitreoretinal condition, New York City turns to Retina Specialists. We offer emergency care and extended evening and weekend hours. Retina Specialists are ophthalmology experts on diabetic retinopathy, dislocated intraocular lenses, eye trauma, epiretinal membranes, macular degeneration, floaters, vitreous detachment, macular edema, posterior uveitis, macular holes, and more.

To learn more about our Retina and Vision Services please contact us at (212) 604-9800 or click here to schedule appointment.

Meet Our Staff

Khadem, MD, MPH

Pieroni, MD

Gelman, MD, MPH

The Retina

What is the Retina?

The retina is the receptive element of the eye, similar to photographic film which captures the image formed in a camera. The retina converts images into electrical signals, which are transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve.

Summer Sun Eye Safety

Awareness of sun safety is important. Studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. Sunlight reflected off sand, water and glass can cause photokeratitis, the condition responsible for snow blindness. So if you like to spend your summer on the beach or by the pool, this is important!

How Diabetes Affects Eye Health

Maintaining your vision requires you to take care of yourself, and avoiding issues related to your diabetes. The blood vessels in your eyes can be damaged by high blood sugar, resulting in a condition called diabetic retinopathy. With diabetes, you are also more susceptible to cataracts and glaucoma.

Diagnostic Test for Retinal Condition

Type of Tests We Offer

Our office offers a variety of diagnostic testing that allows our physicians and staff to better understand the anatomy and physiology of the retina. To learn more about the different types of testing available at our office.

Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a diagnostic procedure which utilizes progressive digital technology to scan full color cross-sectional images of the retina, the light-sensitive lining on the back of the eye where light rays focus to produce vision.

B Scan

B scan ultrasonography is a form of ocular ultrasound which uses the reflection of sound waves and to produce a cross-sectional image of the internal structures of your eye.

What our clients think of us

Dr. Khadem & Pieroni are like gods to me. I had retinal surgery by another doctor who messed up not once but twice. The other Dr. then told me that my condition was hopeless and that I had to accept the fact that I was going blind. Fortunately I did NOT give up and found these doctors who saved my sight 12 years ago. Recently I had the old buckle that doctor who told me I was doomed to go blind inserted removed; it couldn’t possibly have worked as it was inserted upside down. Because these doctors are so good they are in high demand and always squeezing in emergencies. You must accept that there is no knowing how long a visit will take but I can attest that if you have a serious problem this is the place to go

Marvin Schoenberg

What our clients think of us

Truly an expert in his field that allows patients to consider options that are non surgical as the first means of recovery and treatment. Dr. Khadem is professional and kind in terms of treating patients with respect and communicating clearly in terms you understand. He deserves to be recognized for how good he is at what he does. I would 100% recommend him (despite hoping he doesn’t get too busy!)

Gissell Malfitano

What our clients think of us

I accompanied my fiancee to his first visit today (I called for an appointment after Dr. Wie’s recommendation) and was extremely impressed with the staff, the facility and most of all Dr. Khadem. Dr. Khadem took his time examining my fiancee’s scans and thoroughly examined his eyes. He explained in detail and listened to us, was so professional and caring. Top Doc if you ask me, too bad I can only give hime 5 stars..I would give him 10 if there was an option. I highly recommend Dr. Khadem!

Milagros Sandoval

We Provide the Highest Quality Care in Diseases of the Macula, Retina, and Vitreous

Our Office 

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Where you can find us


20 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011


Phone: (212) 604-9800

Fax: (212) 242-4757


Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am–6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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