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Referring Doctors

Referring a patient is easy. Retina Associates of Western NY strives to take the stress out of this process. Therefore, whatever method of referral that is most convenient for you, we can accommodate. RAWNY is an emergency practice. Therefore, there are often same-day appointments available, should your patient require. The items we will require of you:

  • Basic Demographics (including insurance)
  • Diagnosis/Signs & Symptoms
  • Medical Records (CCD File if possible or Fax)
  • When you Would Like Them Seen
  • Time Frame


Southern Tier Location Opening Soon!

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new location in the Chambers Road plaza in Horseheads, NY. The office is currently under construction. We hope to start seeing patients in this location starting January 2022. Please check back for updates!


Upcoming Events

Postponed: RAWNY and Southern Tier Provider Meet & Greet at Glenora Wine Cellars on Thursday, September 30th, 2021. This event will be rescheduled for a date TBD.

Southern Tier Optometric Society Retina Educational Presentation & Dinner on Thursday, October 14th, 2021: This will be an in-person presentation and dinner in Ithaca, NY. Inquiries regarding this event may be sent to [email protected]


Past Events

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021: Rochester Optometric Society Annual Retina Update. Virtual presentations will include "Peripheral Retinal Lesions" by Dr. Brian Connolly, "Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema" by Dr. Edward Hall, "Laser Injuries to the Retina" by Dr. Matthew Witmer, and "Retinal Manifestations of Systemic Diseases and Medications" by Dr. Angela Bessette.


Clinical Trials

Click here to view our currently enrolling clinical trials. If you are interested in referring a patient for participation in a clinical trial, please contact one of our study coordinators:

Meg Yagoda, RN, BSN at [email protected] or by phone at 585-450-2081

Mary Jo Doran, COA at [email protected] or by phone at 585-450-2082

DRCRRAWNY is proud to be an active participant in DRCR clinical trials. The mission of the DRCR Retina Network is to conduct high quality, collaborative clinical research that improves vision and quality of life for people with retinal diseases. The DRCR Retina Network supports the identification, design, and implementation of multicenter clinical research initiatives focused on retinal disorders. 

Read more about Protocol AF, an actively enrolling DRCR study, by downloading the most recent DRCR flyer: drcr-network-protocol-af.pdf

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