Vitreoretinal and Laser Surgery, Pharmacologic Retinal Treatment

Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Fellowship Trained Retinal Specialists serving Long Island

About the Retina Group of New York

As dedicated Board Certified Ophthalmologists with subspecialty fellowship training in medical and surgical retina and uveitis, we recognize the trust our patients and the medical community place in us, and it is our mission to meet and exceed those expectations. We invite you to come to our practice and receive the quality attention that you deserve. We take the time to care for you and your eyes. Our practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of retinal diseases and conditions related to the retina. We focus on medically and surgically treating patients with all types of retinal diseases. We complement our clinical care with advanced surgical treatments for our patients.

Special Congressional Award received by James M. Maisel, M.D. CEO, Retina Group of New York

Special Congressional Award

Awards and Recognition

  • Special Congressional Award
  • JDRF Humanitarian of the Year
  • Gift of Sight Banko Award
  • Nassau County Executive Citation for Community Service
  • Dyson Fellow in vitreous and retinal surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • National Society to Prevent Blindness Representative for the ANSI Z-80 committee
  • Former President Nassau County Ophthalmological Society
  • Co-Chair World Diabetic Congress

The Retina Group of New York participates in the American Diabetes Association walk to support advances in treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Retina Group of NY supports American Diabetes Association Walk

Who We Are

James Maisel MD photo

James M. Maisel MD, FAAO

Dr. Maisel, founder of the Retina Group of New York, is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who completed the Dyson fellowship in Vitreous and Retinal surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He has received a Special Congressional Award for his work in diabetic retinopathy and the Banko Gift of Sight Award. He also was named the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Humanitarian of the year. (more...)


Iuri Golebev, MD, FAAO

Iuri Golubev, M.D. joined the Retina Group of New York after six years as a top-rated retinal specialist in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Dr. Golubev, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Fellow of the American  Academy of Ophthalmology and member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists,  brings tremendous retinal expertise to Long Island.  He is fluent in English, Spanish,  Russian and Romanian languages. (more...)

What We Do

The practice is limited to medical and surgical retinal problems.  These commonly include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, macula pucker, macula hole, cataract surgery complications, uveitis, Plaquenil toxicity and second opinions.

laser treatment

Laser treatments for diabetic retinopathy, prevention of retinal detachment, retinal vein occlusions and macular degeneration

vitrectomy, scleral buckle, laser, cryopexy, dislocated IOL, cataract complications, eye trauma surgery

Retina Surgery for retinal detachment, macula pucker, macular hole, dislocated IOL (Intraocular lens implant), cataract surgery complications

Intravitreal Injection, Avastin, bevacizumab, Eylea, aflibercept, Lucentis, ranibizumab, Ozurdex, dexamethasone, Iluvien, Triescence,

Sight-Saving Intravitreal Pharmacologic Treatments for diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, uveitis and cystoid macular edema

Advanced Retinal Diagnostic Center

Comprehensive retinal diagnostic and treatment solutions to meet your needs

Leading Retinal Physicians and Staff

The Retinal Group of New York consists of Board Certified Ophthalmologists who have additional Fellowship Training from top institutions including New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center, Univeristy of Pittsburg and Albany Medical Center. They are complemented by specialized ophthalmic certified RNs, Health Information Management Specialists and Ophthalmic Technicians.

Advanced Diagnostic Equipment

The Retina Group of New York utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography), Fluorescein and ICG Angiography, Automated Visual Field testing, Digital Color Photography, Farnsworth-Monsell and Anomaloscopic Color Vision Testing, Dark Adaptometry, EOG (Electro-oculography), Multifocal (mfERG) and Ganzfeld ERG.  We are capable of diagnosing all types of retinal conditions.

In Office Laser and Pharmacologic Treatments

RGONY offers in office laser treatment for many conditions including diabetic retinopathy, branch and central retinal vein occlusions, treatment of retinal tears and lattice degeneration for prevention of retinal detachments and pneumatic retinopexy treatment of retinal detachments.  We have performed over 20,000 intravitreal injections of medications including Eylea, Lucentis, Avastin, Ozurdex and Iluvien.

Comprehensive Retinal Care

Get a referral from your ophthalmologist, optometrist or endocrinologist

The Retina Group of New York has provided tertiary vitreoretinal care to patients in Nassau and Suffolk Counties since 1986 at its offices in Hicksville and Islandia.  Both locations are fully equipped with in-office laser capabilities, cutting edge diagnostic imaging, and integrated electronic records.  The group holds staff privileges at seven area hospitals and teaching appointments at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, and Nassau University Medical Center.


The Retina Group of New York has offices in Hicksville and Islandia conveniently located near the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway.  The offices utilize the latest medical equipment and computer technology which facilitate faster and more accurate diagnosis.  Patients can receive a total evaluation and have a treatment plan implemented at their first visit.  The staff strives to educate patients as to the nature of their eye problems so that they can participate in decisions regarding their care.

Laser surgery is performed in brief outpatient visits at the offices. OCT laser imaging, ultrasonography, digital imaging and psychophysical testing provide rapid and precise diagnosis.  The practice philosophy relies on evidence based medicine and application of proven cutting edge treatments that have been effective for challenging retinal problems.

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