NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital ophthalmologists provide advanced, comprehensive, and effective surgical treatment for an extensive array of visual problems. Our dedicated team of physicians has exceptional expertise and uses the most advanced technologies 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/Columbia University Medical Center and the Laser Vision Correction Center of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offer state-of-the-art laser correction surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Weill Cornell Ophthalmology works very closely with The William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell to provide expert eye care. Our ophthalmologists work hand-in-hand with the Burn Center's surgeons, nurses, therapists, and social workers to provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive care to patients with thermal burns, chemical burns, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. The treatment for these patients may entail topical and/or oral medications – such as antibiotic/antifungal, anti-inflammatory, or lubricating medications – use of bandage contact lenses, and/or a surgical approach involving corneal transplantation or the placement of amniotic membrane on the eye surface.
The Department of Ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia 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, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and interventional neuroradiologists to diagnose and treat cancers involving the orbit, brain, and paraorbital sinuses.