The Ross Eye Institute is one-of-a-kind in Western New York because our team focuses mainly on providing for our patients, treating both pediatrics and adults. Our mission is to perform excellent patient vision care, provide community and medical education, and to promote high impact research.
Innovative, state-of-the-art, technologies and eye care solutions, such as providing the light adjustable lens for cataract surgeries. The Ross Eye Insitute is the only area provider for this surgery.
Our physicians and staff provide routine vision care in addition to treating the most severe vision and eye problems.
Our physicians treat all medical and surgical diseases of the eye:
A loss of central vision in both eyes caused by deterioration of the retina and can severely impair vision; it's usually age-related.
Symptoms of macular degeneration may include: straight lines start to appear distorted, the center of vision becomes distorted, dark, blurry, or white out areas appear in the center of vision, and/or color perception may change or diminish.
Cataracts occurs when the lens of the eye becomes clouded. The cloudiness is caused by a buildup of a protein, which then hinders the passage of light through the lens.
Cataracts usually form slowly overtime with few symptoms until they noticeably block light.
Cataracts symptoms can include:
Mild cases of cataracts may be able to be corrected through prescription glasses or contact lenses. More progressive cases of cataracts will need to be treated by surgery in which the damaged intraocular lens is removed and replaced. UBMD Ophthalmology offers both fixed-lens cataracts surgery and adjustable-lens cataracts surgery.
A fixed intraocular lens is a lens that is selected based on your current prescription before the surgery. Light Adjustable Lenses can be adjusted after surgery through an in-office procedure that takes about 90-seconds.
UBMD Ophthalmology at the Ross Eye Insitute is the only team in the area providing this revolutionary surgery.
In addition to refractive surgeries, which can change the shape of the cornea to correct a person's vision, our specialists provide for all conditions related to the health of the cornea.
For disesases and conditions affecting the cornea, our cornea specialists treat:
The eye care professionals at the Ross Eye Institute treat several types of eye infections and causes of inflammation, including but not limited to:
Glaucoma is caused by an increase in pressure inside the eye that slowly, over time, reduces vision. Peripheral vision is lost first, which can often going undetected for years if not seeing an eye care professional.
By seeing an eye care professional every one-to-two years, glaucoma can be identified in its early stages.
Glaucoma treatment may include prescription eye drops, laser treatment or microsurgery, depending on the severity of the case.
Refractive surgery is a corrective surgery that can improve eyesight, reducing or eliminating the need for prescription glasses or contacts.
Refractive surgery involves reshaping the cornea through a variety of surgeical approaches to correct or adjust your eye's focusing ability. Other procedures may involve implanting a lens inside your eye.
Types of refractive surgeries offered at the Ross Eye Institute are: PRK, LASIK, SMILE and phakic IOLs.
Refractive surgery can help people with:
Ross Eye Institute (Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus)
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209