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We found 155 ophthalmologists who accept EmblemHealth near Flushing, NY.

Dr. Sylvia Rose Kodsi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
600 Northern Boulevard; Lijmc - Department of Ophthalmology
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Sylvia Kodsi is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodsi is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kodsi include eye problems. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Kodsi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Stewart Alan Levine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2634 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Stewart Levine's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Levine (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Levine's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, LASIK, Astigmatism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Peter Shakin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
91-31 Queens Boulevard
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Eric Shakin is a retina specialist. Patients rated Dr. Shakin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Vytra, Elderplan, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Shakin completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shakin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Shakin welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Physiology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Dr. Laurence Todd Dodick Sperber, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
166 E63 Rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Sperber is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Dr. Sperber's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sperber trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sperber takes. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard David Pomeranz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8268 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Howard Pomeranz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pomeranz include glaucoma. Dr. Pomeranz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Pomeranz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Jay Alan Fleischman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2475 Saint Raymonds Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Jay Fleischman's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fleischman include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Fleischman accepts several insurance carriers, including MVP Health Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6118 190th Street; Suite 229
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Avi Pandey's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Pandey is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pandey is in-network for AARP, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandey (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Queens Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. David M Fastenberg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
91 31 Queens Boulevard; Suite 209
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. David Fastenberg is a retina specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fastenberg include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Vytra, and MagnaCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Fastenberg attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Fastenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and French. Dr. Fastenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
305 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Boniuk is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Boniuk's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Boniuk completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Boniuk (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

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Dr. Carolyn Young Shih, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 Northern Boulevard; Nsuh Department of Ophthalmology
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Carolyn Shih works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Shih's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Shih studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Dr. Gary Stuart Hirshfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
17660 Union Turnpike; Suite 110
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Gary Hirshfield, who practices in Fresh Meadows, NY and Sunnyside, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Hirshfield focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirshfield takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Hirshfield (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
140 East; 80th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ben Cohen is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In Dr. Cohen's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
60; 10 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Sangwoo Lee is a retina specialist. His clinical interests include diplopia (double vision), comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eye syndrome. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Dr. Harry Robert Maximilian Koster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
37-39 Murray Street; Unit B
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harry Koster is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in New York, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Koster (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koster include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine. Dr. Koster's medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Karen L Hendler-Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
54-44 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY
 

Dr. Karen Hendler-Goldberg is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Mineola, NY, New York, NY, and Little Neck, NY. Dr. Hendler-Goldberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendler-Goldberg include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and macular degeneration. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Hendler-Goldberg attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. Dr. Hendler-Goldberg welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Scott Afran specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, Dr. Afran speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in diplopia (double vision) and strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Afran a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.