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March 17, 2020 COVID-19 Notice

Dear Friends and Patients:


At Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York, the health and safety of our patients is our top priority and concern. In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 crisis, we want to provide reassurance that we are continuing to comply with the strict department of health standards, recommendations and hygiene protocols. 

We have always taken pride in maintaining a clean and healthy work environment, and we have taken additional precautions with increased frequency in cleaning public areas throughout the day, such as restrooms, door handles, tables and the examination areas. 

Our staff will be wearing selective protection to limit interpersonal contact. Please do not be alarmed if you see our staff wearing mask. This is an additional measure to protect our patients and each other, since young and healthy individuals may be carrying the virus without showing any signs of being sick.

We will also be limiting our schedules to control unnecessary crowding in waiting areas; therefore, expect phone calls to confirm or cancel your appointment to control crowding in waiting areas.

Be assured that we will continue to monitor the evolving solution and will keep you informed of all future updates. 

Thank you for your understanding of these changes.




Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, M.D.

Yale L. Fisher, M.D

Robert W. Klein, M.D.

John A. Sorenson, M.D.

Jason S. Slakter, M.D.

Richard F. Spaide, M.D.

K. Bailey Freund, M.D.

James M. Klancnik, Jr., M.D.

Michael J. Cooney, M.D., MBA

Irene A. Barbazetto, M.D.

Michael Engelbert, M.D., PhD