Dr. Catherine Gerontis, MD

Dr. Catherine Gerontis, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Catherine Gerontis, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Commack, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from New York Medical College in 1990 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology.

58 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy Ste 300

Commack, NY 11725

Contact Information

(631) 439-5440

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Extraocular Muscle Surgery
more than 35% of peers
more than 27% of peers
more than 8% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

44  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Uveitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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9  Procedures

  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • 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.


  • Sarah Lawrence College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • New York Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • St Luke'S Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Eye and Ear Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gerontis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gerontis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerontis to family and friends
17 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gerontis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr Gerontis was not very personal and not open to answering questions regarding non-surgical treatments.
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we have been accustomed to rushed appointments while other patients are given adequate exam time. In today’s appointment you treated our daughter without care and without patience and you were rude. You physically showed that you were annoyed by Anabella. My daughter was simply asking questions...more
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It was such a sad day for us. The lack of compassion for our disabled children was the worst we have ever experienced. Dr. Gerontis couldn't have and didn't want to be bothered with us. She didn't so much as grimace throughout our visit. If you have a disabled child you couldn't be in worse...more
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My son has been a patient of Dr. Gerontis for 19 years. She is the best! My son was born prematurely at 25 1/2 weeks and we have been a patient of hers since the NICU. She is very professional and always takes the time to explain everything to us so we understand what is going on. I Highly...more
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Dr. Gerontis is an excellent doctor. Her office is beautiful and her staff are a pleasure to work with. They go out of their way to help accommodate you. They work hard and don't put up with bully parents (Sara). It is refreshing to see how they put the patients first
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