20 West 13th St. New York, NY 10011

(212) 604-9800

Associated Retina Specialists of New York are Dedicated to Providing the Highest 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 today to schedule an appointment.


Dr. John J. Khadem is a board certified ophthalmologist, who specializes in diseases and …
Dr. Cristiana Pieroni is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in disease and surgery …
Dr. Susan Gelman specializes in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in treating  …

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


Diagnostic Tests for Retinal Conditions

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, please visit Diagnostic Tests page.

Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a diagnostic procedure which utilizes progressive digital technology to scan full color cross-



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.


Learn Why Our Patients Love 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.- READ MORE


I was a patient of Dr. Khadem’s a few years ago – he saved the sight in my eye. I don’t understand complaints about the wait – do you want a comprehensive eye exam and treatment by a caring and knowledgeable doctor, or a quick 20 minute appointment? I’ll take being able to see out of both eyes.


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. – READ MORE Gissell

Love the associated retina team. My primary doctor is Dr Gelman, but Dr Khadem did my laser iridotomy and it went well. the wait time is completely atrocious…yes, but how often do. you go to the eye doctor? It’s worth it to get comprehensive care


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.  – READ MORE


I have been in Dr. Khadem’s care for just over a year. My healing has been slow, which has nothing to do with his care. I have a rare form of macular degeneration that is unrelated to either age or diabetes. I had a vitrectomy in December of 2018 –READ MORE


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

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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