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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Ophthalmology

Clinical Care from University Ophthalmic Consultants



SUNY Downstate Eye Center
2171 Nostrand Avenue @ Flatbush
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone (718) 270-1714

Long Island College Hospital

339 Hicks Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone (718) 780-1530

Brooklyn Heights

142 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone (718) 596-6800

Bay Ridge

7901 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone (718) 748-1334

Laser Vision Correction Center

SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge
9036 7th Avenue @ 92nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Phone (718) 748-1334


229 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Phone (212) 288-0905
Phone (718) 270-1714

Lower Manhattan

150 Broadway @ Liberty Street
Suite 502
New York, NY 10038
Phone (646) 682-9192

Urgent Care Center


Contact Information

Patients or their physicians may request urgent eye care at both locations by calling:
(718) 780-2600
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.

Urgent Eye Care
University Hospital of Brooklyn

445 Lenox Road, Box 58
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone: (718) 270-1714

Urgent Eye Care Center
Long Island College Hospital

Othmer Building 4th Floor
339 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-2600

Visit the Urgent Care Center page for additional information.

Meet Our Doctors

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Kichiemon Asoma, MD

Expertise in Cornea & Anterior Segment, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplantation, Refractive and Lasik Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

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John Danias, MD, PhD

Expertise in Glaucoma medical management and complicated advanced glaucoma surgical techniques.


Inci Dersu, MD

Expert in Glaucoma medical management and complicated advanced glaucoma surgical techniques.

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James A. Deutsch, MD

Management of all aspects of Pediatric Ophthalmic Disease including Strabismus, Pediatric Cataract, and Nasolacrimal duct obstruction.


K. Camille DiMiceli, MD

Expert in management of all areas of pediatric ophthalmology including strabismus, amblyopia, congenital cataracts and glaucoma.

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Michael P. Ehrenhaus, MD

Manages and treats all aspects of corneal and anterior segment disease including complicated cataract, DSAEK, corneal transplantation, and Intacs.

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Valerie I. Elmalem, MD

Management of all aspects of neuro-ophthalmic diseases including giant cell arteritis, optic nerve disease, ocular manifestations of myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis as well as all aspects of oculoplastic disorders including ptosis, entropion/ectropion, orbital fractures and tumors, and thyroid orbitopathy.

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Lekha Gopal, MD

Manages all aspects of Neuro-ophthalmic disease including Temporal Arteritis, Multiple Sclerosis and optic neuropathy.

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Himani Goyal, MD

Manages comprehensive ophthalmology and expert in diagnosis and treatment of corneal disease. Performs Advanced Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplantation, and Refractive Surgery.

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Douglas R. Lazzaro, MD, FACS, FAAO

Management of Comprehensive eye disorders with expertise in diagnosis and management of all aspects of corneal disease and performs Corneal Transplantation, LASIK, PRK, and other corneal surgeries.


Lois McNally, MD, FACS, FAAO, FCAP

Specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology

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Kenneth Olumba, MD

Expert in management of Diabetic Eye Disorders, Artery and Vein Occlusions, and Macular Degeneration, and performs advanced retinal surgery for a myriad of diseases affecting the posterior segment of eye.

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Bradley Phillips, MD

Expertise in small incision Cataract Surgery, Premium IOL implantation, and neuro-ophthalmology.

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Wayne L. Scott, MD

Expertise in Glaucoma medical management and complicated advanced glaucoma surgical techniques.

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Roman Shinder, MD

Expert in all aspects of Oculoplastic diagnosis and treatment; performs both functional and cosmetic eye surgery and also treats Cancer of the orbit and eyelids.

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Eric Shrier, DO

Manages all aspects of Retinal Disease and performs retinal laser and surgery for a host of diseases including Diabetes, Macular Degeneration, and Hypertension.


Ari Weitzner, MD

Specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract diagnosis and treatment.

FAQ's About Common Eye Conditions & Treatment

Where can I find out about ophthalmic conditions and symptoms?

Do you accept my insurance?

  • We accept most forms of insurance. Please call (718) 780-1530 for further information.

Additional Information

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University Ophthalmic
Consultants brochure (PDF) »

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Department of Ophthalmology
Magazine (PDF) »

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2012-2013 Department of Ophthalmology Book (PDF) »

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