• Press Release

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Opens New Laser Vision Correction Center

  • New York, NY
  • (April 07, 2015)

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) has opened a new state-of-the-art laser vision correction facility as part of comprehensive ophthalmology services offered through the hospital. The Laser Vision Correction Center at NYEE is the only refractive surgery center within the Mount Sinai Health System.

"NYEE has a rich tradition of providing state-of-the-art eye care since 1820," said James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, President, NYEE, and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai Health System. "The opening of the new Laser Vision Correction Center at NYEE follows this tradition by allowing patients in the greater New York City area to experience our physicians’ historic expertise coupled with the latest innovations in vision correction.”

Laser vision correction, also known as refractive surgery, treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, helping to eliminate the need for eyeglasses and contact lenses for many patients. The surgery corrects vision by changing the shape of the cornea, the transparent layer that covers the outer surface of the eye.

The Laser Vision Correction Center at NYEE, located at 230 Second Avenue in lower Manhattan and adjacent to the main hospital, offers a variety of choices for laser vision correction – Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), custom LASIK, and now IntraLASIK – the first blade-free laser technology that enables physicians to customize vision correction for each patient.

As an academic medical center affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the new facility combines premier clinical and research resources in laser and surgical vision correction. Surgeons practicing at the center are among the leaders in the field in both teaching refractive surgery techniques to other ophthalmologists across the nation, and participating as investigators in clinical research to continually improve the quality, efficiency and outcomes of vision correction surgery.

About New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) is one of the world's leading facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, as well as related conditions. Founded in 1820 as the nation's first specialty hospital, NYEE manages more than 30,000 surgical cases and 225,000 outpatient visits per year. NYEE is regularly ranked as one of the best hospitals in America for Ophthalmology, according to U.S. News & World Report, and has been awarded Magnet status twice for excellence in nursing care.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties.

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