Retina ServiceVision Associates offers comprehensive retinal services for northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan. In addition to caring for patients with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and other common retinal disorders, we also one of the few providers of pediatric retinal care in the region.
In addition to conventional retinal care, we have several special interests. Dr. Jeff Stephens work closely with our pediatric optometrist, Dr. Nahrain Shasteen, and our general ophthalmologists to provide care to children with retinal disorders, such as retinopathy of prematurity, that require a comprehensive approach. Our neuro-ophthalmologist, Dr. Gerald Striph, works with local pediatricians, neurologists, oncologists, and other providers for a multidisciplinary approach to various complex problems.
Dr. Stephens trained at the National Retina Institute in Baltimore, Md, where he had unique training in some of the most advanced techniques in the care of Macular Degeneration. We continue that tradition at Vision Associates, where we provide the latest treatments and patient advocacy in this challenging area.
Retinal problems can be very complex and challenging, and many times this can be very difficult for the patient. We believe very strongly that these realities demand not only clinical excellence but also a gentle and caring approach. We strive to treat patients with the greatest respect and take our time to see that patient needs are met and that everything is explained. Retinal problems demand a "team approach", a team that includes us, the patient, the patient's family, and other care providers.
Although we work with all area doctors, but a referral is not necessary.