Charles R. Beyrer, MD, FAAO.

Meet Dr. Charles R. Beyrer

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Charles R. Beyrer received his medical degree from the University of Bern Faculty of Medicine. He completed his Residency and Fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan, New York. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

He was honored by the Lions Club for his service as the Chief of Ophthalmology at both Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, NY, and Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, NY. Prior to joining the Retina Group of New York, Dr. Beyrer was the former Senior Physician at Suffolk Ophthalmology Associates, the largest ophthalmology practice on Long Island’s South Shore, and a retinal specialist with SightMD in Bay Shore, New York, providing care for thousands of patients with macular degeneration.

"I am excited to join the team at Retina Group of New York," said Dr. Beyrer. "I have practiced for years in the Bay Shore area and look forward to continuing my work with the Retina Group of New York in Islandia."

With over 20 peer-reviewed journal and ophthalmology papers, Dr. Beyrer’s experience with a wide range of retinal conditions makes him a valuable asset to Retina Group of New York’s impressive team of specialists and staff members dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care. His expertise includes complex vitreoretinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, uveitis, vitreous hemorrhage, hereditary and other diseases affecting vision as well as complications of cataract surgery. He is a recognized innovator and authority on fluorescein angiography commonly used to diagnose retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and retinal circulatory disorders. His publications include the use of angiography for diagnosing unusual problems accounting for visual loss such as optic nerve disease and rare macular problems. He is committed to providing state-of-the art treatment for his patients using the latest and safest techniques available. Dr. Beyrer is a respected leader in ophthalmology with a wealth of experience.


Unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy. 1991.Yannuzzi LA, Jampol LM, Rabb MF, Sorenson JA, Beyrer C, Wilcox LM Jr.Retina. 2012 Feb;32 Suppl 1:1411-6. doi: 10.1097/iae.0b013e31823f9afa.PMID: 22451959

Unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy.Yannuzzi LA, Jampol LM, Rabb MF, Sorenson JA, Beyrer C, Wilcox LM Jr.Arch Ophthalmol. 1991 Oct;109(10):1411-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1991.01080100091049.PMID: 1929931

Retinal hemangioma-like lesions in eyes with retinitis pigmentosa.Medlock RD, Shields JA, Shields CL, Yarian DL, Beyrer CR.Retina. 1990;10(4):274-7. doi: 10.1097/00006982-199010000-00009.PMID: 1708517

Traumatic serous detachments of the retinal pigment epithelium.Beyrer CR.Ann Ophthalmol. 1978 Jan;10(1):51-4.PMID: 637477

Chloramphenicol-induced acute bilateral optic neuritis in cystic fibrosis.Beyrer CR.J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1978 Sep-Oct;15(5):290-2. doi: 10.3928/0191-3913-19780901-07.PMID: 24877419

Hypotony as a late complication of trabeculectomy.Newhouse RP, Beyrer C.Ann Ophthalmol. 1982 Jul;14(7):685-6.PMID: 7125461

Clinical comparison of 10 percent and 25 percent intravenous sodium fluorescein solutions.Justice J Jr, Paton D, Beyrer CR, Seddon GG.Arch Ophthalmol. 1977 Nov;95(11):2015-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1977.04450110109013.PMID: 336013 Clinical Trial.