The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center is dedicated to helping patients improve and maintain their vision. We apply the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques to all types of vision impairments and abnormalities, including glaucoma, age degeneration, diabetic eye damage, cataracts, pediatric eye problems, visual loss, tumors, glaucoma, and refractive errors. The department is nationally recognized and is one of the largest in the New York metropolitan region. Our team of doctors and surgeons offer the most current and effective treatments for common ocular conditions and the most up-to-date procedures in all areas of ophthalmology. Nearly all of our surgeries are performed on a convenient outpatient basis, and more than 100,000 patient visits are conducted yearly at our outpatient clinics.

Fundamental to our approach to care is the department's clinical and scientific research aimed at further improving the field of ophthalmology. From our basic scientific research laboratories at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to our ophthalmic clinical trials units, we emphasize a "bench to bedside" approach to advanced medical care. In partnership with Einstein, Montefiore is a major and longstanding educational institution in the field of ophthalmology, teaching and training many of the finest ophthalmologists in the New York area and across the country.

Your generous support ensures that adequate funding is available to take advantage of current healthcare breakthroughs and the rapid changes taking place in medicine today.