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The Departments of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offer patients the most advanced, comprehensive, and effective eye care. The dedicated physicians use the latest developments in diagnostic procedure and patient care to prevent, detect, and treat every conceivable disorder of the eye. This approach to ophthalmology is combined with a commitment to a wide range of clinical specializations. The Hospital's ophthalmologists provide comprehensive treatment for vision problems, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, corneal disease, and a host of other ophthalmologic disorders.
Both the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and the Department of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center feature Centers for laser vision correction. Columbia Vision Correction is staffed by world-renowned Harkness Eye Institute ophthalmologists who perform both LASIK and PRK. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia eye surgeons pioneered PRK technology, have performed hundreds of procedures, and are leaders and educators in the field of laser vision correction. The Laser Vision Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is equipped with the VISX Excimer Laser for the treatment of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and is the first Center in the tri-state area equipped with the Sunrise Holmium Laser for the correction of farsightedness.
In addition, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is home to one of the world's largest referral centers for ocular tumors. The center cares for patients with various ocular and orbital tumors and has particular expertise in treating retinoblastoma, an ocular tumor of childhood. The Ocular Oncology Center has the foremost ultrasound equipment for evaluating and measuring melanomas for both diagnosis and treatment planning. The Medical Center also features a Neuro-Ophthalmology program that serves patients with neurologic and systemic disorders that affect vision and eye movements, such as cerebrovascular disease, migraine, demylenation, thyroid disease, myasthenia, and other auto-immune disease. The program provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with double vision, blurred vision, transient or permanent loss of vision, or unusual visual phenomena.