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We found 256 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Cigna near Jackson Heights, NY.

Dr. Nadeem Nurmohamed Vaidya, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
52 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nadeem Vaidya sees patients in Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Vaidya include macular degeneration, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vaidya studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 2011 Patients’ Choice Award; 2011 Most Compassionate Physician Award; and HealthGrades Recognized Physician. Dr. Vaidya (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular problems, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Jon Winn, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bryan Winn is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, cancer, and facial reconstruction. Dr. Winn is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Winn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Edith and Denton McKane Memorial Award for Outstanding Research in Ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Ptosis, eyelid problems

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Graves Disease, Botox Injection, Eyelid Problems, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gary Joseph Lelli Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1305 York Avenue; Floor 11
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gary Lelli is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: blepharoplasty, ptosis, and tear duct probing. Dr. Lelli is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Rising Stars; American Federation for Aging Research Geriatric Research Scholar; and The James M. La Berge Award for research by a first-year ophthalmology resident. Dr. Lelli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Ptosis, eyelid problems

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Eyelid Problems, Tear Duct Probing, Surgical Procedures, Ptosis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Penny A Asbell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 22nd Room 12
New York, NY
 

Dr. Penny Asbell works as an ophthalmologist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, cataract surgery, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Asbell a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bellevue Hospital Center. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Asbell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Asbell is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, dry eye syndrome, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joel Sidney Mindel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
17 East 102nd Street; 8th Floor - West
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joel Mindel is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Mindel is an in-network provider for Family Health Plus, Healthfirst, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mindel trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mindel speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Giant Cell Arteritis, Eye Problems

Dr. Robert Linsy Farris, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
506 Malcolm X Boulevard; Wp 522
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Farris practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farris include cataract surgery, contact lenses, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farris honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Farris completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Farris has received professional recognition including the following: R. Hugh Minor Distinguished Service Award, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists; II Whitney Sampson Lecture, American Academy of Ophthalmology; and Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Contact Lenses, Cornea ... (Read more)

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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: , cataracts

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

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Dr. Aryeh Leib Pollack, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
345 East 37th Street; Suite 212
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aryeh Pollack's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Pollack average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Pollack is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pollack has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pollack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Drake Auran, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
880 Third Avenue (e 53rd Street); Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Auran's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Auran's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, blepharitis, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors: New York Metro Area listing, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd; and New York Super Doctors listing, Key Professional Media, Inc. Dr. Auran is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Auran is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , blepharitis, external eye diseases, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ebrahim Elahi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5 E 98th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ebrahim Elahi is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Elahi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, rosacea, and moles. He is in-network for Cigna, Medicaid, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Elahi (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Elahi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye), macular degeneration, glaucoma, presbyopia, retinal detachment, eye problems, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Moles, Dry Eye Syndrome, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Conjunctivitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Bell's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Celso A Tello, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
210 E 64th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Celso Tello is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tello's areas of clinical interest consist of eye surgery and glaucoma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Tello trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Tello has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tello (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Tello is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures

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Dr. Louis Eugene Furlan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 West 72 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Louis Furlan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in amblyopia (lazy eye), nystagmus, and surgical procedures. Dr. Furlan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Furlan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , nystagmus, amblyopia (lazy eye), tear duct problems (lacrimal apparatus), eye problems

All Interests: Tear Duct Problems, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems, Nystagmus, Amblyopia

Dr. Frederick Mark Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
30 East 40th Street; Suite 405
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Wang is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Bronx, NY, New York, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include conjunctivitis (pink eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), and nystagmus. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Attending of the Year Department of Ophthalmology, Alber Einstein College of Medicine; Honor Award for Ophthalmogy Fellowship Heed Foundation Scholarship; and Air Force Commendation Medal United States Department of Defense. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye), nystagmus, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, astigmatism, eye problems, cornea problems

All Interests: Nystagmus, Type 1 Diabetes, Conjunctivitis, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Astigmatism, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tongalp Hasan Tezel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tongalp Tezel's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Tezel's clinical interests include macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair, and macular hole. Dr. Tezel accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tezel performed Dr. Tezel's residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Tezel's distinctions include: American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Membership; and Listed, Best Doctors in America. Dr. Tezel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Tezel's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Tezel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Research, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment Repair, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janet Barbra Serle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
17 East 102nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Janet Serle's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Serle (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Serle include glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serle takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Serle is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

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Dr. Jason Scott Slakter, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
460 Park Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Slakter is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is especially interested in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Slakter completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Slakter (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Slakter is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Slakter has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.