Recently, the New York Times Science section asked, "Are there any new treatments in the pipeline for age-related macular degeneration?"
Dr. Ronald Gentile, surgical director of the The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, stepped up to answer. As detailed in the article, while there have been effective treatments of wet macular degeneration for at least a decade, the technology and our understanding of how to best use those treatments has improved significantly in recent years.
Grin Eye Care owes another big thank you to Dr. Gentile: He inspired our own Dr. Anne Wishna to follow in his footsteps and become an ophthalmologist. Dr. Wishna spent the summer between her first and second years of medical school doing research with Dr. Gentile. She studied the outcome of retinal detachment repair surgery in diabetic patients and had the opportunity to work with him side-by-side in clinic. The experience showed Dr. Wishna the path she had to pursue--a few years later, she started her residency at New York Eye and Ear!