St. Luke's University Health Network

Conditions and Services

Retina Center

Retina Center at St. Luke's

Lehigh Valley's Only Hospital-Based Retina Center

There has been a great deal of national press regarding the ophthalmic eye drops and eye injections produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). We want to assure patients of the Retina Center at St. Luke's that we do not use any of the products produced by NECC.

Dr. Andrew Kimmel Discusses Conditions and
Treatments for Retina Disorders on "Talk with
Your Doctor".

St. Luke's Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Program – “The Watchful Eye” Receives First
Place Quality Award.
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St. Luke's Retina Center is the only hospital-based retina center in the Lehigh Valley. Part of St. Luke's University Health Network, the Retina Center specializes in the testing and treatment of problems relating to the:

Retina – The inner lining at the back of the eye that works like the film in a camera and is largely responsible for vision.

The vitreous body – The transparent gel-like substance that fills most of the eyeball behind the iris.

Some of the more common conditions that affect the retina and the vitreous body are diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. St. Luke's Retina Center is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care to its patients for these and the many other retinal disorders.


Our Location

The St. Luke's Retina Center is located at:

St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
484-526-2130

Maps & Directions

A physician's referral is required for all services.


About the Medical Director of the St. Luke's Retina Center

Andrew Kimmel, MD

Dr. Andrew Kimmel

Dr. Kimmel has more than 23 years experience diagnosing and treating retina and vitreous diseases. He is responsible for the clinical aspects of the St. Luke's Retina Center.

Dr. Kimmel received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and did his medical internship at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He completed an ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College and was chief resident before completing a two-year fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at the University of Iowa, one of the most prestigious ophthalmology programs in the world.


Insurance and Referral Information

St. Luke's Retina Center accepts most major insurances. A physician's referral is required for all services.

For more information on the services offered, please contact St. Luke's Retina Center at 484-526-2130.