Dr. Josephberg treats numerous retinal diseases. These include but are not limited to Diabetic Retinopathy, Wet and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Artery and Vein Occlusions, Retinal Detachments, Retinal Tears, Floaters and Flashes, Glaucoma, Carotid Disease, Central Serous Retinopathy, Optic Neuropathy, and Optic Neuritis. Rare diseases such as Juvenile Macular Degeneration, Coat’s Disease and Retinitis Pigmentosa and other inflammatory diseases such as Iritis and Uveitis are also treated. These include Intermediate Uveitis (Pars Planitis), Posterior Scleritis, Sarcoidosis, Crohn’s Disease and rheumatic inflammations of the eye. He treats infections of the eye such as Toxoplasmosis, Histoplasmosis, HIV, Toxocariasis, viral diseases such as Acute Retinal Necrosis, Herpes Zoster and Herpes Simplex of the retina, treatments of Leukemia, Choroditis, Acute Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliatis (AMPPE) and toxicities of the retina from Plaquenil and other drugs such as pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) for bladder cancer.
He performs fluorescein angiography, color fundus photography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), color photography, optic nerve analysis and ultrasound to aid in the timely and correct diagnosis of different retinal diseases. Different type of multi wavelength lasers and cryopexy are used.
Intravitreal injections of many different drugs to treat a multitude of diseases are used, which include: Ozurdex, Illuvien, Eylea, Lucentis, Avastin, Kenalog, Dexamethasone, Depomedrol and Triescence. Almost everything can be done in the office and on the same day as the visit.
Dr. Robert Josephberg works closely with endocrinologists, internists and rheumatologists. He has been the Chief of Retina at the Westchester Medical Center for over 30 years and works closely with all the specialists. He has coverage 24/7 for all emergencies.
Robert Josephberg, MD trained at the most prestigious institutions in the world for retinal surgery. Methodist Hospital (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston, TX is where he did his retinal fellowship.
Dr. Josephberg has commercialized multiple patents that are in use today. He was the first person in the world to patent and do a Sutureless Vitrectomy over 25 years ago, which is now the gold standard of surgery in the entire world. He invented and patented the Josephberg-Besser Scleral depressor to diagnose retinal tears and is now recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was given a humanitarian award at The Plaza Hotel in NYC for his volunteer work worldwide on Project Orbis.
Many of the surgeries can be done in the office, and this includes laser, cryopexy and gas injections for many retinal problems including retinal detachments, retinal tears, and macular and vitreous hemorrhage.