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New York, New York 10011 US
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5 out of 5 stars LASIK

40 Years, Active, Nearsighted, Astigmatism. New York, NY

Amazing, caring and realistic about results.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Ophthalmology, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center

    Residency: Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

    Fellowship: Ophthalmology, ORBIS

Treatments offered at Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates

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Lasik Vs Implantable Contact Lenses

ICL actually stands for Implantable Collamer Lens. Collamer refers to the material that is used to make this new type of intraocular lens. It is a... READ MORE

Unsatisfactory PRK Results

PRK recovery can take months, generally much longer than LASIK. That is the advantage of the flap. The healing time is much quicker and less painful. READ MORE

Are My Corneas Too Thin For Lasik?

The average corneal thickness ranges from 500-550 microns. Corneal thickness is not the only factor. Other factors include corneal shape (topography),... READ MORE

After PRK surgery, I am facing a problem with haze formation. When will I recover?

Haze after PRK is managed with UV protection (sunglasses) and topical steroid drops. Often surgeons use a topical medicine called Mitomycin C... READ MORE

Is It Common to Have Problems with Irregular Astigmatism After PRK?

Irregular astigmatism is not common and generally can be treated however severe irregular astigmatism may indicate ectasia (severe warping of the cornea). READ MORE

How Fast Does Eye Surgery Results Deteriorate over Time?

The cornea tissue does not re-grow after laser treatments and the procedure is considered permanent. However, the eye does continue to age, so vision... READ MORE

Could Laser Eye Color Surgery Work?

This procedure could possibly work for changing eye color, but could also potentially damage the eye permanently by causing glaucoma or iritis. READ MORE

Will There Be Any Activities That Should Be Avoided During Lasik Eye Surgery Recovery?

Most activities are allowed during recovery with LASIK. Swimming may be allowed after 2 weeks, but most everything else you can do the very next day. READ MORE

Concern with Daytime Glare 6 Weeks Post IntraLasik

Quick answer is yes. These symptoms can also be from dryness. Be aggressive with punctual plugs and/or Restasis as well as topical steroids where... READ MORE

How Soon After Lasik Can One Bath or Take a Shower?

This may vary by surgeon but most allow patients to bath or take showers the day after LASIK. Simply closing the eyes is safe. READ MORE

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