NRI physicians, scientists and staff believe that education is an important part of patient care. This website is designed to provide important and timely information about retinal disorders. We hope that this information is helpful to you. Please contact us if we can help in any way.
The Center for Macular Degeneration at NRI brings together a team of the world’s leading physicians, scientists, and therapists working closely with our dedicated and caring staff to provide a spectrum of groundbreaking technology to help you. Due to recent advances it is not only possible to thwart the progression of macular degeneration but in many cases vision can now be improved.
As we age there is often some loss of visual function due to a variety of factors. At NRI we are committed to use every technology and treatment available to stop and reverse these causes of vision loss. Coupled with this commitment is our Vision Rehab Program which brings together occupational therapists and eye care physicians to train people to strengthen their visual function as they are being treated to stop or reverse decreases in vision.
The blood vessels of the retina weaken in people with diabetes. As a result of this weakening, fluid and blood can leak from these blood vessels into the retina. This leakage can result in severe damage of the retina causing loss of vision and ultimately blindness. Physicians and scientists at the NRI Center for Diabetic Retinopathy are using groundbreaking new technologies to prevent and in many cases reverse the blinding effects of diabetes on the eye.
Ocular Proteomics is a new diagnostic field developed by scientists at NRI that holds the promise of providing an unprecedented ability to detect the exact disease pathways in play in each person’s eye. As a result of this groundbreaking technology we will have the potential of individualizing treatment for people suffering from most eye diseases including Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.