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Ophthalmological Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ophthalmologists provide advanced, comprehensive and effective surgical treatment for an extensive array of visual problems. Our dedicated team of physicians works at the nexus of technology, diagnostic procedure and patient care to prevent, detect and treat every conceivable disorder of the eye.

Our ophthalmological surgeons specialize in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and surgical treatment of diabetes-related ocular degeneration and macular degeneration. The Columbia Vision Correction Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and the Laser Vision Correction Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center offer state-of-the-art laser correction surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is home to one of the world's largest referral centers for ocular tumors, caring for adults and children with various ocular and orbital tumors. The Ophthalmic Oncology Center has the latest ultrasound equipment for evaluating and measuring melanomas for both diagnosis and treatment planning. The Robert M. Ellsworth Ophthalmic Oncology Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is the world's oldest and largest center for the diagnosis and treatment of eye cancer (retinoblastoma) in children. THe Center is leading the multicenter Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS), now in its 14th year.

The Department of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is a regional referral center for orbital tumors, screening approximately 100 new cases annually. Its multidisciplinary Skull Base Surgery team, which meets monthly to discuss cases and the latest research, combines the expertise of distinguished ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngology's, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and interventional neuroradiologists to diagnose and treat cancers involving the orbit, brain, and paraorbital sinuses.


Columbia Ophthalmology
(212) 305-9535
Weill Cornell Ophthalmology
(646) 962-2020
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