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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Ophthalmology Services

Oculoplastics / Orbit Service

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The Oculoplastics/Orbital Service evaluates and treats patients both at University Hospital of Brooklyn and the Long Island College Hospital. Expedited consultations are available when necessary.

The service has particular expertise in thyroid ophthalmopathy and traumatic orbital fractures, and our surgeons also treat a wide range of other conditions. Commonly performed surgeries include lid and orbital oculoplastic procedures for tumors, infections and inflammatory conditions. Following a comprehensive evaluation, required corrective procedures are performed in a timely way. As soon as it is medically appropriate, patients are returned to the care of their referring physician.

Operating facilities of the Oculoplastics/Orbit Service support a broad range of eyelid and orbital surgeries. The majority of lid surgeries are performed under local anesthesia in the minor surgery suite of either University Hospital or Long Island College Hospital. More complex surgery is performed in a standard operating suite under monitored or general anesthesia. Except in rare circumstances, patients are discharged on the day of surgery.

Contact Us

For further information, or to make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call:

Long Island College Hospital (718) 780-1530
University Hospital of Brooklyn (718) 270-1714

Physician Staff

Valerie I. Elmalem, MD – Sees patients at Midwood and LICH
Roman Shinder, MD – Sees patients at Midwood and LICH