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Edward C. Lai, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist and an accomplished ocular surgeon. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Service. He is also an integral member of the Cornea service. Dr. Lai specializes in laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK), advanced cataract surgery, and general eye disease. After receiving his undergraduate degree with honors in Biology from Brown University, Dr. Lai worked with AmeriCorps prior to attending Tufts University School of Medicine for his medical training. He then completed his internship in general surgery and internal medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan and his residency in Ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and New York University. Following his residency, he performed additional advanced training in Corneal, Cataract, and Laser Vision Correction surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lai's research has focused on ocular surface diseases and cataract surgery and he has authored textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles on these subjects. He is a gifted educator and has played an integral part in fellow, resident and medical student training. He has been awarded the resident teaching award on two occasions. Dr. Lai has been an invited lecturer at Harvard University's intensive cataract course, and has also lectured internationally, most recently at the Pan American Ophthalmology Congress and the Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings. Dr. Lai has interest in global health and recently volunteered in a cataract surgical mission in Tanzania. Dr. Lai is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, and is an active member of other professional societies. He is committed to excellence in the provision of a complete range of ophthalmic service. His practice interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, advanced corneal, cataract, and laser vision correction.
Your eye health is my top priority. My team and I strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide you with the best care and the most optimal results. I offer a variety of general ophthalmology, cornea, and refractive surgery treatments to help restore and maintain your optimal vision health, including: cataract & LASIK surgery, treatment of various corneal diseases, and dry eye. I never take for granted that you have placed a deal of confidence in me.