New York Ophthalmologist
346 W 57th Street
New York, New York 10019 US
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Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Stony Brook University
    Medical: MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Winthrop University Hospital
    Residencies: Ophthalmology, Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center
    Fellowship: Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Is 63 Too Old and is It Safe to Get LASIK? (photo)

If you have not had cataract surgery, LASIK may not be a very good investment at your age as your prescription is likely to change in the next few... READ MORE

Blurry Left Eye 10 Years After Lasik?

Go for a consultation with a refractive surgeron to see whether you are eligible for an additional corrective procedure. READ MORE

Vision Correction?

A full examination is needed to determine which procedure will be best for you as there are many different variables which play a role in the decision... READ MORE

Lasik Vs Prk on High Prescription (-9) and Borderline Cornea (548 Microns)?

There are more variables than just your prescription and your corneal thickness in this decision. If you are uncertain, consult with another doctor. I... READ MORE


My advice would be to make sure the surgeon you consult with is a fellowship trained refractive specialist who is capable of doing LASEK or PRK. If... READ MORE

Can I Do Lasik? My Cornea Thickness is 490 -488 Micron?

There is not enough information to answer your question. Corneal thickness alone is not sufficient to determine which procedure is best for the... READ MORE

I Have a Contact Lens Rx of -6.5 and -7.0. My Cornea Thickness is 470 and 460 Microns. PRK?

You may be a candidate for PRK but you would be towards the edge of candidacy. You may also be a candidate for ICL but more information is needed in... READ MORE

Where Can We Find a Directory of Practitioners With Ratings in Servicing iLASIK?

You can find the information you asked for at However, keep in mind that the term iLASIK is a marketing term. The surgery is no different,... READ MORE

How Long After LASIK Should I Wait Before Applying Makeup or Using Products Such As Latisse?

I generally ask my patients to avoid make-up use for the first week or two. There is very little risk of any problems but it is best to avoid touching... READ MORE

I Am Considering LASIK to Treat Astigmatism Using the IntraLase Method?

In order to obtain accurate measurements of the prescription and the shape of the cornea, you will need to stop contact lens wear prior to the... READ MORE

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