At Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, our retinal specialists evaluate and treat patients with:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachments
  • Retinal Vascular Occlusions
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Flashes & Floaters
  • All Retinal disorders


Retinal Practice

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology is extremely fortunate to have two fellowship trained retinal specialists, Drs. Yosef Gindzin and Parin Gohel.

With many years of specialized training, Drs. Gindzin and Gohel’s expertise makes Grand Rapids Ophthalmology one of the most highly qualified and experienced retinal surgery practices in Michigan.

Drs. Gindzin and Gohel offer the most advanced treatment options, including laser, drug therapy, injections and surgery. Their expertise with your diagnosis allows them to provide the best possible option for your unique eyes.

Yosef Gindzin Md

Yosef Gindzin, MD

Dr. Gindzin is a fellowship-trained retinal specialist, treating retinal problems such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal detachment, and macular pathologies – often using advanced laser techniques and drug therapy. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan, completed his retina and vitreous surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, and is a graduate of University of California at Irvine. Dr. Gindzin is conversant in Spanish and joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2002.


Parin Gohel Md

Parin Gohel, MD

Dr. Gohel is a fellowship-trained retinal specialist using advanced laser techniques and drug therapies to treat age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, retinal detachment, and macular pathologies. Dr. Gohel received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine; completed his internal medicine internship at Lahey Clinic-Tufts University and his ophthalmology residency at University of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute; he also completed fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery at Associated Retina Consultants and Henry Ford Hospital; and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Dr. Gohel joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology in 2014.


What to Expect During Your Retinal Evaluation

A retinal examination takes longer than most medical or general eye examinations. The initial exam often lasts three to four hours based on testing and treatment. Follow up visits are often two to three hours long.

After you complete your paperwork with a receptionist a technician will perform an initial assessment. Please bring your glasses and/or contact lenses with you so that your vision can be measured with them in place. The technician will obtain your history, discuss your specific concerns and apply numbing drops and check the pressure in your eyes. A second set of drops will be given to dilate (widen) your pupils. Dilation is necessary for a complete examination of the inside of your eyes. Your pupils may require up to 30 minutes to dilate.

Since your pupils may remain dilated for a full day after your visit we recommend that your bring sunglasses to reduce sensitivity to light. Your ability to read will be temporarily decreased. Although distance vision is usually undisturbed, we recommend a driver if possible.

After your eyes are dilated you will see the doctor for the eye examination. A final opinion may not be possible until all test results are analyzed. Your doctor will usually discuss the available findings with you on the day of your visit and initiate treatment if necessary. Following careful studies, reports will be forwarded to your personal physician(s).

Please bring a list of prescription medications you are currently taking, including the dosage. We thank you in advance for giving us the most complete information possible. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to accompany you to your appointment. Also, please feel free to bring materials to our office to help pass the time.

We understand your time is valuable and we make every effort to stay on schedule. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to predetermine the amount of time each retina patient’s exam will last which can affect the schedule. If you are inconvenienced in any way by the wait please accept our apologies and let us know. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment to a later date.

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Open your eyes to the advanced technology and professional service of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO). We have served the needs of patients like you since 1982, keeping pace by offering the most advanced technologies available, delivered by a committed, caring and expert group of doctors and staff. We are here for the lifetime of you and your family’s eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today to experience the GRO difference.

Call 616.949.2600 or email

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