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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1115 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. B.David Gorman, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gorman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Albanian. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Dr. Laurence Todd Dodick Sperber, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
166 E 63rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Sperber's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Sperber average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sperber include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for residency. Dr. Sperber has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Christopher Edward Starr, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1305 York Avenue; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Starr is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in New York, NY. Dr. Starr studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Starr include uveitis, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Starr is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and more. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Premier Surgeon Magazine PS250 Award; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Starr (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. Dr. Starr is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Intraocular Surgery, Uveitis, Refractive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
161 Madison Avenue; Suite 5 Se
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Young works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Young's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Young focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Young has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Young (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

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Dr. Howard Strong Kornstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 E 46th Street; Room 501
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Kornstein works as an ophthalmologist in White Plains, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Kornstein has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Kornstein attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Kornstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
305 E 40th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Albert Rudick works as an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rudick's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Rudick's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Dr. Mark George Speaker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
115 E 57th Street; 16th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Speaker is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Speaker focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Speaker average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Speaker takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Speaker is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
30 E 65th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Herschorn works as an oculoplastic surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Herschorn has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Herschorn's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Herschorn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Herschorn welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma, Blepharoplasty, LASIK

Dr. Eric Robert Mandel, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
211 East 70th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Eric Mandel is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Mandel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandel attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mandel (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Mandel is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Robert Roy Ditkoff, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
30-02 30th Drive
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Robert Ditkoff is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave Dr. Ditkoff a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ditkoff (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Ditkoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2590 Frisby Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Pisacano practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye problems. Dr. Pisacano accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pisacano's residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Pisacano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Susan Gail Margolis, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
323 E 34th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Susan Margolis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Margolis is especially interested in uveitis, glaucoma, and radial keratotomy. She is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Margolis attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Uveitis, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas T M Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
70 E 10th Street; Suite 1f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in New York, NY. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave Dr. Chang an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chang trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Chang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey David Nightingale, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
211 Central Park W; Suite 1e
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nightingale works as an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nightingale has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nightingale graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Julius Shulman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
229 East 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julius Shulman works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Shulman graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Clinical interests for Dr. Shulman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shulman takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shulman is conversant in Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Gregory James Pamel, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2308 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Pamel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pamel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Cantonese. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Pamel's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Elderplan. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.