Dr. Ari Weitzner, MD

Dr. Ari Weitzner, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Ari Weitzner, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.

235 Park Ave S Fl 2

New York, NY 10003

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Weitzner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 84% of peers
Pterygium
high
more than 83% of peers
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Weitzner "My focus as an ophthalmologist is to pursue excellence with the highest ethical standards. Exposing a patient to unnecessary surgery or examinations violates everything I believe in as a human being. As a part-time teacher of residents at Kings County, I stay sharp both clinically and in the operating room, where we encounter difficult and challenging cases. I no longer fit glasses or contact lenses, and I refer patients to excellent optometrists for these issues."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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18  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Beth Israel Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Weitzner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Weitzner's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Weitzner to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Dr. Weitzner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He was not helpful regarding my chronic dry eyes. He offered no helpful suggestions on the redness and pain, except to tell me I am getting old, deal with it.
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This post is really quite outrageous and unfair. Anyone who knows me knows I could never be so dismissive. I deal with dry eye every day and typically ask some questions about medications/lifestyle that may be aggravating it, and I typically treat it with artificial tears and Restasis. This patient is basically frustrated when told she has a condition related to age, expects the doctor to cure it, and when he can't, gets angry and "kills the messenger". I take dry eye very seriously.

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