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Department of Ophthalmology

The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology is to be a leading provider of the highest quality eye care, pre-eminent leader in ophthalmic education and research, and train the highest caliber ophthalmology residents. We are the major regional provider of ophthalmic emergency and specialty care with three tertiary care hub affiliations (North Shore University Hospital/Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Cohen Children’s Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital). We have four residents per year training at multiple sites including tertiary care Northwell hospitals on Long Island, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary and Queens Hospital Center (an affiliate of Health and Hospitals Corporation). As a regional resource we are proud to have the only Ocular Surface Center in the Long Island region and be one of 11 prestigious academic centers of excellence affiliated with the Boston Foundation for Sight.

Our service line faculty consists of 24 full-time board certified ophthalmologists, five full-time optometrists, and over 350 community ophthalmologists (at North Shore, Long Island Jewish, Syosset and Manhattan Eye and Ear) with specialists in every subspecialty of ophthalmology. One of our full-time faculty members is an ophthalmic hospitalist dedicated to tertiary hospital patient care and resident education. Our subspecialty faculty practice is focused on cornea, retina, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, uveitis and ocular inflammation. We treat patients of all ages including rare childhood retinal disorders.

In addition to clinical practice, the Ophthalmology Department is committed to clinical research with particular interest in glaucoma, retina, cornea, and pediatric diseases. Our faculty, residents and fellows present at regional, national and international meetings and publish their works in leading ophthalmic journals.

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