NEW YORK, NY - With help from legendary music producer Clive Davis, Northwell Health today announced the opening of a new 7500 square foot Glaucoma Center at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH), 210 East 64th Street. Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, affects over three million Americans and approximately 60 million people worldwide. The new center offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for early detection and treatment of the disease.
“I may be known for my ears, but I am here to talk about eyes,” Mr. Davis quipped during the opening. “I am proof that early detection and treatment of glaucoma is essential to preventing irreversible blindness.” Mr. Davis is a patient of Dr. Celso Tello, an internationally renowned glaucoma expert and chairman of Ophthalmology at both Lenox Hill Hospital and MEETH.
“As innovative leaders in this field, our renowned physicians and staff now have access to sophisticated, cutting-edge operating facilities to ensure our patients receive unparalleled care,” Dr. Tello said. “Our collaboration with international institutions places us at the forefront of glaucoma education, training and research worldwide.”
The Glaucoma Center will offer comprehensive services for the medical and surgical management of the disease. The new state-of-the-art space at the 147-year-old specialty hospital is equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic treatment methods providing cutting edge, comprehensive care to assist in the early detection and assessment of glaucoma.
Often called the “silent thief of sight” due to the slow progression of vision loss over a long period of time, Glaucoma is not curable and vision lost cannot be regained. However, with medication and surgery it is possible to halt its progression and with early detection vision loss can be avoided or delayed.
“One of the goals of our new center is to educate the public about the importance of early detection and prevention,” said Dr. Tello. “We will also offer routine screenings of people at high risk of developing this disease.”
To make an appointment or to learn more about Northwell Health’s Glaucoma Center please call (212) 702-7620 or visit: https://www.northwell.edu/find-care/services-we-offer/glaucoma-care