Dr. Danielle Trief, MD

Dr. Danielle Trief, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 38

Accepting new patients

Dr. Danielle Trief, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Trief to book an appointment.

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(212) 235-1519
NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center525 E 68th St New York, NY 10065
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CUMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute635 West 165th Street New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors Third Avenue880 Third Avenue Floor 3, Suite F New York, NY 10022
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Dr. Trief's Reviews

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4.7

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Dr. Trief is very smart and efficient, addressed any concerns rapidly. I am very happy with the results ONE DAY after surgery.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Jun 18, 2021
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I have been seeing her for a few years. She is a great ophthalmologist. She knows what she is doing and successfully helped me manage several eye issues I had. She has great bedside manner, is always on time, and is very friendly. She knows medicine very well and was able to squeeze me in several times for some eye emergencies I had And provide relief immediately for my eye issues . Very great doctor and would definitely recommend her if you have any eye problems- corneal abrasions, dry eyes etc. It might be hard to get an appointment with her but it’s because she’s books fast due to her expertise and great medical experience. I would consider this a PLUS! She is definitely worth the wait!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cindy – Dec 29, 2019
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I just had 2 cataract operations done by Dr. Trief. My vision in both eyes now is 20/20 and I can see colors very clearly. I am at this point in my life a photographer and travel around the world. No longer a yellow cast on eveything. If you are looking for an Ophthalomogist go no further. She is truly professional in every way. Her skills and training has made a great doctor. She is sensitive, kind and listens to one's concerns. The staff, workers and students she teaches at the medical school view her with high regard.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Marvin Fink – Dec 20, 2019
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My interactions with Dr. Trief have been positive. However, both times I had an appointment with her I had to wait almost 2 hours before being seen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 06, 2019
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What a great pateint approach. Intelligent, thoughtful and considerate. Explains the details both in the office and during surgery. I recommend Dr. Trief highly. James D. Mendham, N.J.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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James D. in Mendham, NJ – Mar 09, 2019
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Wow to be able to wake up & seeclearly for the first time in 60 years is amazing. Thank you Dr Trief you confidence friendly smile and knowledge of cornea disease put me at ease for this needed cataract surgery. The office staff went the extra mile yesterday to obtain the medical clearance....you are all awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Camille Buffa in New York – Apr 26, 2018
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Dr. Trief is wonderful.....she treated me as though I was the only person she was seeing for the day.....she gives her full attention to the person she is seeing....My cataract surgery went smoothly and I now have 20-20 vision in both eyes... I had been a longterm contact lens wearer( 55 plus years ) and had been told that I would have to wait 2 months without lenses before anyone would do surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeannette Landa in mamaroneck, ny – Nov 16, 2017
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Extraordinary!!! Caring, talented , knowledgeable (obviously!). Common sense approach to my eye issues. Recommend her highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Bernardsville, NJ – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Danielle Trief is a superb eye surgeon. She recently did cataract surgery on both of my eyes and the results have been perfect. I received truly outstanding care from her. She is not only a phenomenally skilled surgeon with “gifted hands” but also someone who treats her patients with warmth, kindness and respect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia S. in New York, NY – Oct 02, 2017
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Couldn't have asked for a better doctor. Dr. Trief is extremely knowledgable, helpful and truly cares about her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Yair N in New York, NY – Aug 03, 2017
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Dr. Trief is an exemplary doctor and medical professional. She is an expert in her field and treats patients with first class service. She is compassionate in her demeanor and thoughtful in her approach, always taking time to answer my ignorant patient questions. Dr Trief always makes sure I leave feeling informed and aware of recommended next steps and course of action. I appreciate her combination of extensive knowledge and kind, patient bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Emily B in Brooklyn, NY – May 24, 2017
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Had cataract surgery done by another doc, with mixed results. Went to Trief for eval and to see if anything needed to be done. She was very defensive; more interested in protecting the doc who did the surgery than in my well being. I asked her why my vision is decreasing each month. She said 'I never said that, you said that.' I said I have with me a letter from an optician showing the values. She shrugged her shoulders and said 'well then I guess I have to look at that.' Very disappointing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 16, 2017
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Dr. Trief was great and patient at explaining what was wrong with my eye and what my options were for treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Jan 17, 2017
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Dr. Trief is an excellent medical provider and surgeon. She performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes and the results are outstanding. I have much better vision than before my surgery! She is compassionate and caring and went above and beyond to educate me on my condition. I felt completely safe under the care of Dr. Trief and would recommend her to other patients. If you are looking for an engaged provider who truly cares about the well-being of her patients, look no further!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mr. M in New York, NY – Nov 23, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Trief's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Keratoconus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trief treats Keratoconus more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Trief treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trief treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Trief treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Ultrasound, Eye
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trief performs Ultrasound, Eye more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Trief performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Trief's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Trief accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Prism Blue Priority EPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Danielle Trief MD MSc, is an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Trief specializes in the medical and surgical...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Oxford University

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Danielle Trief, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (646) 962-5077 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Danielle Trief, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Trief has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Danielle Trief, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Danielle Trief, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Trief frequently treats Keratoconus, Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy, and Ultrasound, Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Trief treats.

Where is Dr. Danielle Trief, MD's office located?

Dr. Trief's office is located at 525 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

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