Dr. Daniel Laroche, MD

Dr. Daniel Laroche, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Daniel Laroche, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

49 W 127th St

New York, NY 10027

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Laroche's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Laroche "Dr. Laroche received his bachelor's degree from New York University and medical doctorate with honors in research from Cornell University Medical College. He underwent a medical internship at Montefiore Hospital and completed his Ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC where he was the chief resident in his 3rd year. Dr. Laroche subsequently completed his glaucoma fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary with Glaucoma Associates of New York with Robert Ritch MD and Jeffrey Liebmann MD and David Greenfield MD. Dr. Laroche is board certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Glaucoma Society and New York Glaucoma Society. Dr. Laroche is the past, Director of the Glaucoma section of the National Medical Association Ophthalmology Section and past Chair of the Ophthalmology Section. Dr Laroche has also written many articles and lectured on glaucoma, teaching other physicians and participated in symposiums throughout the United States, and the world including the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. Dr. Laroche is also the President Emeritus of the Empire State Medical Association, the New York State affiliate of the National Medical Association and has been an advocate for health care excellence, equality, justice, and diversification of the healthcare workforce. He has also received the Secretariat Award from the American Academy Of Ophthalmology, awards from the City Council of New York for Outstanding contributions to New York City, Aesclepius Medical Society Outstanding Leadership, Network Journal, among many others. Dr. Laroche is a supporter of the Glaucoma Foundation, New York and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, New York. Dr. Laroche has also volunteered on several medical missions to Haiti and Jamaica, West Indies. Our offices are conveniently located in Southeast Queens and Uptown, Manhattan around the corner from the World famous Sylvia's restaurant. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Laroche "We provide highly specialized early detection and treatment of ocular disease with emphasis on glaucoma, diabetes and cataract. We are located in uptown Manhattan and Queens Village New York. We accept most insurances and have affordable rates.

If you have glaucoma, you and your physician should work together to protect your vision in the years ahead. With early diagnosis and therapy, glaucoma rarely leads to blindness. Early testing and an accurate diagnosis, along with long-term treatment, are the keys to maintaining your vision. Take good care of yourself and your eyes. Don't let glaucoma limit your life."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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21  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement 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.


  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Howard University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • New York Eye & Ear Infrmry
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Laroche has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Laroche's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laroche to family and friends
59 total reviews (56 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (59)

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Dr. Laroche's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Laroche Says:

We provide first class eyecare at an affordable price.  Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable blindness. Don't delay eyecare to help prevent blindness.  Please note we are very thorough in our evaluation to appropriately detect early disease and treat only those whom need treatment.  An initial evaluation may take 1-2 hours depending on what is required. Also note that I have been practicing and operating for over


Patient Comments (56)

Today I don't have any complaints because for me as usual, it was great and very pleasant, smooth, and professional. Keep up the good work...
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Helpful staff, pleasant experience.
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I always receive professional service from entering the office throughout.
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All superb. The best doctors!!
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Very courteous, pleasant atmosphere, very quiet, staff pleasant.
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