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The clear choice for your eye care needs
The Northwell Health Department of Ophthalmology brings together renowned ophthalmologists to provide our patients with exceptional care.

About us

We are committed to giving back to the community by providing excellent clinical care and service delivery to the patients and communities we treat. Our physicians are board-certified and fully licensed to practice in New York state. They excel in a wide range of specialties, including cornea, cataract, retina, pediatric, glaucoma, and neuro-ophthalmology, so we can care for all of our patients' unique needs.

As a department based in an academic institution, our research and clinical trials are performed in conjunction with the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and are 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.

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, so you can find convenient care no matter where you live.

Our leadership

Celso Tello, MD

Chairman of Ophthalmology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Richard Braunstein, MD

Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Ophthalmology

Chair, Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, Chair, Ophthalmology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Ira Udell, MD

Chair, Ophthalmology , Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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