Retina Consultants of Western New York has been providing the most modern retinal care for western New Yorkers for 40+ years. It's not only about the state of the art treatment. We focus on patient empowerment by focusing on patient education and respect.
We are excited to announce that Retina Consultants of Western New York has joined OCLI Vision to have access to a larger network of providers and resources.
As our patients, you are our top priority. Rest assured you will receive the same high-quality care that you are accustomed to. We thank you for trusting us with your eye care needs and look forward to serving the needs of you and your family.
OCLI Vision is a world-renowned, multi-location ophthalmology practice offering eye care services. Our practitioners are some of the most respected physicians in the country, earning their reputations as esteemed innovators and complication-solvers.
Founded in 1997, OCLI Vision (www.ocli.net) is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in the United States. The practices of OCLI Vision offer eye care services at locations throughout Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
OCLI Vision is led by a large group of highly skilled ophthalmologists and optometrists representing all of the major sub-specialty of eye care and treatment options for cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, retinal disease, oculoplastics, refractive surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology.
Preserving sight, improving lives
Conditions We Treat
Central Retinal vein Occlusion
Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Dilating Eye Drops
Central Serous Retinopathy
Retina Consultants of Western New York has been serving the western New York area for 50 years.We emphasize patient empowerment through education and closely coordinate with your healthcare providers.
We offer locations in Williamsville, Orchard Park and Niagara Falls to serve the patients in our region. Each location is fully staffed and equipped to serve our patients.
Paul J. Lee, MD
Dr.Lee attended Georgetown University for both undergraduate work and medical school as well as Albany University and Tulane University for Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal fellowship with Dr. Gholam Peyman. He also holds master degrees in Clinical Ethics, Management of Information Technology, Data Analytics and Quantitative Analysis at the University of Virginia and Northwestern University.
He is board-certified in ophthalmology as well as being a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has also co-edited a textbook and contributed chapters in topics ranging from management of endophthalmitis and ocular tumors. He also holds a patent for a unique syringe design. He has been an PI for several research projects involving treatments for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
He remains actively engaged in the community and has served on the boards of the NY State of Ophthalmology as well as the Olmsted Center for the Visually Impaired. Currently, he is working on projects involving data analysis and machine learning algorithms for medical data.
Dr. Lee has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular diseases of the retina and complications of anterior segment surgery as well as in medical heuristics and medical data analytics.
Mehdi Khan, DO
A native of New York City, Dr. Khan is a board-certified ophthalmologist as well as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force where he serves as a flight surgeon. He graduated from Martin Van Buren High School and went on to State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook for his undergraduate studies. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center/SUNY at Stony Brook, New York.
During his senior year of residency, Dr. Khan served as the chief resident. Dr. Khan has completed a two-year vitreo-retinal surgical fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Gholam Peyman at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his fellowship he was co-author of several scientific articles. Recently he published a chapter on Diabetic Retinopathy. The primary focus of his practice is diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula with an emphasis on diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration and inflammatory disorders.
Dr. Khan is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York State Ophthalmological Society as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Christopher Jermak, MD
Dr. Jermak received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After medical school he completed his residency training at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. There he was recognized two out of three years for the most outstanding ophthalmic research among residents.
Dr. Jermak completed two years of vitreoretinal surgery fellowship. The first year with world-renowned surgeon and researcher Dr. Gholam A. Peyman at Tulane University Health Sciences Center and the second at the University of Texas-Houston due to the devastation of New Orleans from hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Jermak is board-certified in ophthalmology as well as being a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In his research he is interested in small gauge sutureless surgical techniques and ocular drug delivery for ocular infection, diabetic retinopathy, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Results of his research have been published in Survey of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging. His research has been presented at the prestigious Macula Society and at Seri-ARVO in Singapore. Dr. Jermak has had the opportunity to participate in surgical missions in rural Mexico and Panama to provide vision-restoring surgery in underserved areas. He plans to continue this practice as a member of the Eyecare Volunteer Registry through the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Jermak has special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular diseases of the retina, retinal detachment, ocular trauma, complications of anterior segment surgery and vitreoretinal interface abnormalities, such as epiretinal membrane and macular hole.
Ramakrishna Ratnakaram, md
Dr. Ratnakaram was a tenured Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida until joining our practice. There he served as Director of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & Fellowship training and as Medical Director of the eye clinics. During his time at the University, he published many papers and posters. He was the principle investigator in multiple clinical trials and is the lead surgeon in the NIH gene therapy research project
Dr. Ratnakaram obtained his first professional degree, Doctor of Optometry, from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Later he received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and received the Alfonse Cinnotti Award for Clinical Excellence. He later attended Tulane University College of Medicine for fellowship training in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, retinal laser procedures and other retinal diseases and treatments. Dr. Ratnakaram is board certified in Ophthalmology.