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We found 26 ophthalmologists who accept Aetna near Syosset, NY.

Dr. David Allen Schlessinger, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
75 Froehlich Farm Boulevard
Woodbury, NY
 

Dr. David Schlessinger's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital and NuHealth. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Schlessinger attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schlessinger honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors List; and Newsday Top Docotrs. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

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Dr. Richard Elliott Koty, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
146 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Rich Koty's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Koty is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koty attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Koty is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Dr. Paul L Krawitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
422 Park Avenue; Suite 100
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Paul Krawitz, who practices in Huntington, NY and Commack, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krawitz is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Krawitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Krawitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
146 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Maury Marmor is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Marmor include strabismus. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Marmor's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Dr. Marmor's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
146 Manetto Hill Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Eric Roberts is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include strabismus. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Roberts's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 S Oyster Bay Road; #305
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. James Maisel is a retina specialist in Hicksville, NY, Hauppauge, NY, and Islandia, NY. Dr. Maisel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, and Nassau University Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Maisel attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Maisel average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Barry Fisherman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fisherman is in-network for Vytra, MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Fisherman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Manetto Hill Road; Suite 202
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Larry Berstein is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Plainview, NY. Dr. Berstein is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Berstein performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors MultiPlan, MagnaCare, 1199, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. John Passarelli's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Passarelli is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Passarelli's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Passarelli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. Dr. Passarelli (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Samuel Packer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
972 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Packer works as an ophthalmologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include medical education and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Packer is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Packer's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Medical Education

Dr. Robert I Appel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Robert Appel practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Appel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Appel include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital and Glen Cove Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Appel is open to new patients. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 South Oyster Bay Road; Suite 303
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Michael Sable practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Rockville Centre, NY and Hicksville, NY. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sable is affiliated with Queens Hospital Center. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Sable attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sable accepts.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Mario J Fracassa, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
732 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Mario Fracassa is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Fracassa a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Fracassa's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Plainview Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
732 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Nikola Ragusa, who practices in Rockville Centre, NY, East Meadow, NY, and Plainview, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave Dr. Ragusa an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ragusa takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Ragusa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Ira Salzman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salzman include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Salzman takes Vytra, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Salzman attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Bruce Mitchell Zagelbaum, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 S Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Zagelbaum, who practices in Hicksville, NY and Manhasset, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zagelbaum include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Syosset Hospital. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Elderplan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zagelbaum accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Zagelbaum is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Zagelbaum's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea 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.