The Department of Ophthalmology at Northwell Health brings together nationally and internationally renowned ophthalmologists across 21 campuses to provide exceptional ophthalmic care.

Our physicians are board-certified and fully licensed to practice in New York State. Our departments include cornea, cataract, retina, pediatric, glaucoma, and neuro-ophthalmology specialists, all of whom are fellowship-trained by accredited academic medical institutions.

As a department based in an academic institution, our research and clinical trials are performed in conjunction with the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research and regularly published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, our physicians participate in medical education at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and through the residency and fellowship programs of Northwell Health.  We are committed to giving back to the community by providing excellent clinical care and service delivery to the patients and communities we are privileged to treat. 

In addition to providing exceptional eye services at the Department of Ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital  in New York City, and at Department of Ophthalmology in Great Neck, our physicians have practices throughout the five boroughs and Long Island to find convenient care no matter where you live.

Our leadership

Ira Udell, MD

  • Chair, Ophthalmology,
    North Shore University Hospital, LIJ Medical Center and Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Richard Braunstein, MD

  • Executive Director,
    Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
  • Vice President, Ophthalmology Services,
    Northwell Health
  • Professor, Ophthalmology,
    Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
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Celso Tello, MD

  • Chairman of Ophthalmology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Clinical Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Northwell Health Physician Partners faculty

Clinical expertise

Northwell Health is dedicated to transforming eye care and setting new standards of excellence in services offered.