Dr. Dean Cummins, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Dean Cummins, MD
Dr. Dean Cummins, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Ossining, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Cummins is affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Association.

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Dr. Cummins' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Peekskill, NY |
I brought my mother to see Dr. Cummins as she experienced a sudden loss of vision in her left eye. Dr. Cummins saw us on a Saturday after hours and because of his prompt treatment and care, my mother has now totally regained the sight in her left eye. I highly recommend Dr. Cummins.
Ossining, NY |
I do NOT recommend him. When it came to giving me my prescription for my glasses, he gave me the completely wrong prescription! He was telling me my eyes got worse, when they got better. I had the glasses made & that's when I realized he screwed up big time. Got an exam from the place I bought glasses & they were wonderful, gave me right script.Called his office to let them know, lady at front desk (his wife) was completely rude! Gave me attitude & basically was like "um what do u want me to do"
Newark, NJ |
For routine exams he was ok. When only 2 months later I had a serious problem on Saturday, and his office and I tried to reach him, he never answered his phone. His assistant dismissed my problem as a "simple irritation." When I saw Dr. Cummins 2 days later, he sent me to a specialist who told me that the damage could have been prevented if it was addressed promptly. His indifference to my problem cost me partial permanent loss of vision. A good doctor is one who responds when you need him!
in Tenafly, NJ |
Outstanding; used him for over ten years. Has MD and Phd. Speaks clearly and directly . Very responsive.
in Ossining, NY |
I'm a type one diabetic. The annual eye exam was through and he is a great doctor. They also offer a fixed, reasonable price for annual exams for people who don't have a vision plan that covers the exam. A pleasure!
in Westwood, NJ |
I will never see anyone else except Dr. Cummins! He is beyond an excellent eye doctor. Takes his time for each patient and explains everything carefully and distinctly. I recommend to all my friends and all my family members see him. He is beyond a 5 star rating....he's a 10!
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    Tufts Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Faulkner Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale Med Sch

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery