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Neha Gadaria, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Dr. Neha Gadaria is a board-certified ophthalmologist with advanced sub-specialty training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery. She completed her ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and her cornea fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. 

Dr. Gadaria sees a wide variety of patients including those that require comprehensive eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, corneal pathology and monitoring of systemic diseases like Diabetes, hypertension, inflammatory conditions, and drug related eye diseases. 

Dr. Gadaria specializes in surgeries of anterior segment of the eye and the cornea, such as cataract surgery, complex cataracts and secondary lens placements, premium intraocular lenses, corneal transplants including partial and full thickness transplants, pterygium excision, keratoconus and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Gadaria is passionate about education of medical students and residents and is keenly involved in training of future eye surgeons at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Gadaria strives to achieve excellence in patient care, is very attentive to her patients' issues and partners with her patients to tailor therapy unique to their needs. 

Area of Expertise:

  • Cataract
  • Premium intraocular lenses
  • Corneal opacity
  • Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy
  • Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular Rosacea
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Pterygium
  • Ocular Herpes
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

Research Interest

She has published several peer reviewed articles in leading medical journals and book chapters on Cornea and anterior segment of the eye. She served as the project manager on the NIH/NEI funded multicenter DREAM trial on Dry Eye Syndrome. Her research interests include ocular surface disease, minimally invasive objective biomarkers of ocular surface inflammation, keratoconus and effects of corneal collagen cross linking.


  • Medical School: Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Ophthalmology Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Cornea Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  1. Dry Eye Assessment and Management Study Research Group n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease. N Engl J Med. 2018 May 3;378(18):1681-1690.
  2. Oydanich M, Epstein SP, Gadaria-Rathod N, Guers JJ, Fernandez KB, Asbell PA. In Vivo Efficacy of Histatin-1 in a Rabbit Animal Model. Curr Eye Res. 2018. Oct;43(10):1215-1220.
  3. Brown SE, Simmasalam R, Antonova N, Gadaria N, Asbell PA. Progression in keratoconus and the effect of corneal cross-linking on progression. Eye Contact Lens. 2014 Nov;40(6):331-8.
  4. Yoon D, Gadaria-Rathod N, Oh C, Asbell PA.Precision and accuracy of Tearlab Osmometer in measuring osmolarity of salt solutions. Curr Eye Res. 2014 Apr 18.
  5. Wei Y, Gadaria-Rathod N, Epstein S, Asbell P.Tear cytokine profile as a noninvasive biomarker of inflammation for ocular surface diseases: standard operating procedures. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Dec 23;54(13):8327-36.
  6. Gadaria-Rathod N, Dentone PG, Peskin E, Maguire MG, Moser A, Asbell PA. RBC fatty acid analysis for determining compliance with omega3 supplements. Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2013 Nov;29(9):837-41.
  7. Gadaria-Rathod N, Lee KI, Asbell PA. Emerging drugs for the treatment of dry eye disease. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs.2013 Jun;18(2):121-36.
  8. Epstein SP, Gadaria-Rathod N, Wei Y, Maguire MG, Asbell PA.HLA-DR expression as a biomarker of inflammation for multicenter clinical trials of ocular surface disease. Exp Eye Res. 2013 Apr 6;111C:95-104.
  9. Gadaria-Rathod N, Fernandez KB, Kheirkhah A, Asbell PA.New insights into infectious keratitis. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2013 Winter;53(1):163-72.
  10. AffeldtJ ,Gadaria-Rathod N , Fernandez KB, Asbell PA. Ganciclovir in the Treatment of Ophthalmic Viral Infections – Case Reports. US Ophthalmic Review, 2012;5(2):100-4.
  11. Asbell PA, Gadaria N. Crisis Management: Antibiotic Resistance in Ocular infections. CRST Jan 2013, 62-64.
  12. Gadaria-Rathod N, Fernandez KB, Asbell PA. Blepharitis.Yanoff&Duker, Ophthalmology 4e Ch4.4; Elsevier

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