Bendheim Retina Center dedicated at NYEEI

New York-The Retina Center at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI)-believed to be the region's largest, oldest, and most comprehensive retina service-became the Bendheim Family Retina Center at a dedication ceremony this past May.

New York-The Retina Center at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI)-believed to be the region's largest, oldest, and most comprehensive retina service-became the Bendheim Family Retina Center at a dedication ceremony this past May.

Robert Bendheim announced the news of a $1.5-million gift from the Leon Lowenstein Foundation toward eye research and services. Bendheim is president of the foundation, a long-term supporter of the infirmary.

"One constant in my 40 years at the infirmary has been the wonderful generosity of people such as the Bendheims, who recognize that the way to cure eye disease is through research," said Joseph Walsh, MD, chairman of ophthalmology, NYEEI.

The infirmary uses scanning laser ophthalmoscope-optical coherence tomography (SLO-OCT) to diagnose and monitor diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Other technologies in use at NYEEI include retinal thickness analysis, 3-D ultrasound tomography, macular pigment densitometry, and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II).