Dr. Emily Waisbren, MD

Dr. Emily Waisbren, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Emily Waisbren, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2010 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read her story

310 E 14th St Ste 419

New York, NY 10003

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

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Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Corneal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Waisbren's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Waisbren "Dr Waisbren specializes in the medical and surgical management of cornea, cataract, refractive, and external diseases. Her surgical expertise includes corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, secondary intraocular lens placement, anterior segment reconstruction, and laser vision correction. Dr. Waisbren received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. She completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine and subsequently pursued a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the direction of Drs. John Seedor and David Ritterband. Dr. Waisbren has published numerous articles, book chapters, and teaching videos. She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on her research topics. She is dedicated to the well being of her patients and understands the role that vision can play in everyday life. Dr Waisbren is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Cornea Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Waisbren "I am accessible and available, and listen to my patients. I aim to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical care. "

5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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.


  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Newton Wellesley Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Baylor College Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Waisbren has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Waisbren's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Waisbren to family and friends
21 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Waisbren's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (19)

I was referred to Dr. Waisbren because she is a cornea specialist. Both of my corneas were compromised and I also had cataracts. When Dr. Waisbren told me that she would remove my cataracts but had to transplant my corneas I was scared. She put me at ease right away with her explanation of the...more
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I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Waisbren treat me for two separate eye conditions. One, blepharitis, had persisted for over a year due to the inability of local doctors to diagnose it. Dr. Waisbren was thorough and accurate in both her detection and treatment. The second involved cataract...more
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Dr. Waisbren performed cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) on both eyes; as well as YAG laser capsulotomy surgery on both eyes to remove cloudy vision. Throughout each process, Dr. Waisbren offered answers to all questions, was always in good humor and performed each process with the utmost...more
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I was referred to New York Eye and Ear of Mount Sinai after having a horrible experience of almost losing my eye. Dr. Emily Waisbren is a God send. She is extremely knowledgeable and provided outstanding care, both physically and emotionally. My family and I are very satisfied with the care and...more
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Just an amazing doctor. Emily is the best Ophthalmologist I have seen (pun intended). I referred both of my grandparents to her.
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