International Patient Services at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

As a renowned academic medical center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) has a reputation for taking on difficult cases. These include patients with multiple ocular problems that require combined procedures, such as a cornea transplant along with glaucoma surgery. A high volume of procedures are performed at NYEE, giving our surgeons unparalleled experience and expertise in surgical interventions. Our ophthalmologists, led by multidisciplinary teams of eye specialists, have achieved outstanding results by incorporating the most advanced imaging with the latest surgical techniques. For patients with complex eye conditions this approach means fewer surgeries and better outcomes.

State-of-the-Art Imaging Technology

All NYEE treatments start with a comprehensive evaluation. Our advanced ocular imaging facilities are staffed by highly trained technicians who use sophisticated, high-resolution, state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments. Use of the latest technology in the study of eye disease contributes to the enhancement of patient care. The crystal-clear definition of deep structures of the eye allows for early and accurate detection and understanding of the progressions of eye diseases. In cases of glaucoma and other optic nerve head diseases, these imaging studies have been instrumental in understanding the functional changes resulting from the disease and in decision-making during surgical interventions.

Leading the Way in Research

In addition, our faculty is at the forefront of advancing the field of ophthalmology through basic, translational, and clinical research. Faculty members at The Shelley and Steven Einhorn Clinical Research Center of NYEE, the Mount Sinai/NYEE Eye and Vision Research Institute, and the Ophthalmic Innovation and Technology Program at NYEE are pioneering work in advanced ocular imaging, new surgical devices, and genetics and genomics of eye disease. A center for clinical investigations, NYEE spearheads drug trials, innovative medical and surgical techniques, therapeutics, and prevention programs. In addition, NYEE strives to transfer new discoveries, diagnostic methods, and treatment techniques to patients. 

Service Areas

  • Cataract surgery
  • Cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery     
  • Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous
  • Eye trauma
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ocular tumors
  • Oculoplastic and orbital surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus
  • Uveitis and ocular inflammation

Pediatric Ophthalmology Services

NYEE is an international leader in restoring the gift of sight to children. As a specialty hospital dedicated to disorders of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, we have the expertise to treat a wide array of highly complex conditions in pediatric patients. Children with congenital or developmental eye diseases can derive life-changing benefits from early interventions, which leads to optimal quality of life.

Advanced Expertise

At NYEE, our pediatric specialists have the expertise to operate on the youngest of patients, in some cases as young as a few weeks old. Through a team approach, our specialists provide multidisciplinary care with the help of pediatric experts from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including anesthesia, intensive care, neonatology, ophthalmology and others. We employ the latest technologies and, when necessary, combine procedures for less post-operative pain and faster patient recovery.

The health and care of your child is our first priority. At the core of every treatment recommendation is a family-centered philosophy. Physicians and families are partners in making the correct decision to meet each child’s needs.