Alliance RetinaIt's Simple-All Patients, All Problems, All the Time

Welcome to Alliance Retina Service. We specialize in diabetic problems, macular degeneration, more complex retinal detachments, ocular reconstruction, and trauma. We accept all patients, all problems, all the time. With our patient portal, patients have direct access to charts, our office, and Dr. Rosenthal 24 hours a day. You can also call Dr. Rosenthal 24x7 on cell at 419-356-4224. If you are new to Alliance Retina, check out the site. If you are already a patient, register in the portal right away.
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Se habla español. Puede llamar a Dr. Rosenthal directamente a su mobile: 419-356-4224.

COVID DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It has been a long year of constant adjustments and readjustments and then re-readjustments to take care of your retinal health while keeping everyone as safe as possible from the Covid pandemic.

Most people have done their best to help control virus spread, but the way epidemics work shows that if only a few don't follow protection measures, risk increases for everyone.

As a result, we are seeing surges after every holiday. Surges of people getting sick, surges of people spreading disease, and surges of people dying.

Alliance Retina Coronavirus Response Plan

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As of Fall, 2020, the Covid pandemic is many times worse than ever before, and yet many people are following the advice of media crackpots, making life more dangerous for all. Hospitals are strained and at risk of not being able to provide care for all who need it. In the midst of this, patients need continuing retinal care. We must balance patient needs with patient safety. Coming for an office visit addresses needs but also poses risks. The following guidelines are our best plan to treat you and keep you safe, based on current expert recommendations. Listen to the experts and Gov. DeWine, who most certainly is listening to the experts, not the conspiracy theorists.

Under this plan, we can continue your care and at the same time keep you as safe as possible, but we need your help:

  • For patients who have no new symptoms and followup appointments of 3 months or longer, we ask that you let us move your appointment out by a couple of months, when we hope the new wave will be better controlled.
  • If you want to have an online telemedicine visit we can do that. This is most useful for routine stable followups and postop checks when there are no active problems. Please call us at 419-873-6800 for more information.
  • If you are a new, nonemergency patient, we defer the appointment for a short while, but we will tailor the appointment time to your needs.
  • IF YOU HAVE URGENT NEEDS, WE WILL ALWAYS SEE YOU IN A TIMELY MANNER.
  • If you come for a visit, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND IT MUST COVER YOUR NOSE AT ALL TIMES.
  • If you need imaging or treatment, we will try to schedule those visits to be as short as possible for your protection. When you arrive, call the office at 419-873-6800 from your car and we will have you come into the office when we are ready. That way, we can check your vision, do any necessary imaging, and offer treatment as swiftly as possible and with minimal exposure to other patients. We have a large atrium where social distancing is quite easy.
  • If you have a fever, aches, cough, sneezing, or any other sign of any sickness, OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN OUT OF STATE IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS, you should stay home and call us. If you have not called your primary doctor, you should do so for specific advice. According to CDC advice, go to the Emergency Room ONLY if you are in acute distress.
  • If you need emergency surgery, we need to verify that you do not have signs of COVID-19, and will perform the surgery in a timely manner.
  • When the crisis is under better control, we can return to more conventional care.
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  • New Cases

    When the pandemic started, new cases overwhelmed some regions resulting in widespread sickness and death. Responses were regional but there was no national coordination and as a result what we are facing now is many times worse. We must now take even more care to protect you as we also care for your vision.

  • Deaths

    Many factors have led to increasing cases and deaths this fall. Misinformation has been spread by the President and some media that masks are not important. They are a very important and effective way to protect yourself and others. This is not a time to indulge in rumors and conspiracie theories. It is a time to pull together and make sacrifices, however inconvenient, to protect ourselves and each other.

  • More Death or More Lives Saved?

    It is in our power to save ourselves and each other. Letting the disease "run its course" is negligent manslaughter. Demanding personal liberties, rather than pulling together, is selfish and destructive. Following expert leadership is simple and will save hundreds of thousands of lives. We have to act here and now to make that happen.

  • Ability to Treat

    We can save lives in two ways, first and most importantly by keeping people from getting sick in the first place. This is simple. Wear masks, wear them correctly, and practice social distancing. The second is having hospital resources available for people who do get sick. This can only happen if we keep those cases to a minimum. We are facing a real threat of simply having no ability to keep hospital resources available to all who need them.

  • So, What Do We Do

    1- If you need to come in, then keep your appointment.
    2- If you are doing okay, put off your appointment for a month or two.
    2- When you come in, wear a mask (correctly). Your nose MUST be covered.
    3- Keep socially distant. DON'T go out of state or gather in groups more than 6 people. If you do, you must quarantine for two weeks. 4- If you are sick, have a fever, or have been exposed within the last two weeks, stay home.

We apologize for rescheduled visits, but we are doing our best to protect everyone from people who just won't participate. As a result, and with apologies for any inconvenience, if you are not having problems, we should move your visit to a time at least 2 weeks after any holiday. Please call us to arrange any adjustments to protect your eyes and your safety. IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY PROBLEMS, WE CAN AND WILL SEE YOU ANY TIME.
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Interactive Teaching Simulator

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Contact: Phone- 419-873-6800 - Fax- 419-873-6804 - Email- info@justretina.com - Dr. Rosenthal’s Cell- 419-356-4224
If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.