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Diabetic Services

Fadi El Baba, MD

Patricia Pahk, MD

Appointments: 631.444.4090
Fax: 631.444.4089


The Department of Ophthalmology offers a comprehensive range of services for the ocular complications of diabetes.

These services include among others:

  • Routine ophthalmic examination based on recommendations set by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Diabetes Association.
  • Immediate examination and management of patients referred with urgent ocular complications.
  • Multi-wavelength laser treatment of diabetic retinopathy for macular edema, neovascularization and neovascular glaucoma.
  • State of the art outpatient retina and vitreous surgery to treat severe complications such as hemorrhage, traction and rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, and neovascular glaucoma.
  • Special educational brochures and material distributed to patients.
  • Close coordination with referring primary care doctors, endocrinologists and nutritionists for optimization of care.
  • Community based clinical studies, funded by the National Eye Institute, performed in conjunction with the Department of Epidemiology at Stony Brook, to improve awareness and standards of care.