Dr. Steve Friedlander received his medical degree from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following an internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Dr. Friedlander attended the University of California, San Diego for Ophthalmology Residency. After serving as Chief Resident he then attended the University of Illinois, Chicago for a two year vitreoretinal fellowship which he completed in 1998. Dr. Friedlander joined Nevada Retina in 1998.
Thank you for everything you do to help save my eyesight. I appreciate all you do. You make it possible for me to see my son grow up, and that means the world to me. T.S., Patient
My husband and I have found that a torn retina takes you down a scary and unfamiliar road. Throughout this journey, it has been reassuring to know that we could rely on your tremendous skill and knowledge. You are awesome and we thank you very sincerely for everything you have done. N.K., Patient
Thank you so much for all you have done for me. Your office staff is amazing, and I appreciate each one of you. I could rest assured knowing your staff is so kind and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t have wanted to be in the care of any other doctor. J.J. Patient
Thank you for seeing me on short notice. You all went above and beyond, and I am extremely grateful for your caring response. Thank you very much. C.B., Patient
Nevada Retina Associates offers cutting edge treatment for patients with macular degeneration. This condition is the most common cause of central visual loss in individuals over age 60 in the United States.
Retinal detachment usually occurs secondary to a tear in the retina, which allows fluid to flow underneath the retina and “detach the wallpaper” (the retina) from the eye wall.
The most common cause of visual loss in people under the age of 60 in the United States is diabetes. Diabetes most often causes visual loss by causing leakage from the blood vessels in the macula, causing macular edema.
In the proliferative phase of diabetic retinopathy, new blood vessels grow from the retina anteriorly into the vitreous gel. This is a more serious phase of diabetic retinal disease as these blood vessels can cause significant bleeding within the eye, retinal detachment, and severe glaucoma.