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Professional Statement

  • Robert Friedman is a well recognized board-certified ophthalmologist engaged in solo practice for the past two decades. He is involved in resident training and has been at the cutting edge of medical and surgical advances in Ophthalmology for his entire career.
  • Dr. Friedman attended Columbia University, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He has appointments at Mount Sinai Medical Center, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital, and is on staff at the Retina Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • Dr. Friedman has pioneered techniques in cataract surgery that are widely used today and that he actively teaches to residents and colleagues. He is an expert in the use of 'premium' lenses that can reduce, and often eliminate, the patient's dependency on glasses. These 'presbyopia-reducing' lenses can frequently be inserted at the time of cataract surgery to transform a cataract patient into a person who no longer relies on spectacles.
  • Dr. Friedman completed a medical and surgical fellowship in Diseases of the Retina and routinely performs laser photocoagulation and surgery to repair retinal detachments, macular holes, macular puckers and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Dr. Friedman is committed to delivering personalized and respectful healthcare to each of his patients. Toward this end, he maintains a fee-for-service practice that is independent of the constraints of insurance carriers.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Residency)
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (Fellowship)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Language Spoken

  • English