Dr. Emily Waisbren, MD

Dr. Emily Waisbren, MD


Ophthalmology | Female | 34 years old

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I am accessible and available, and listen to my patients. I aim to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical care.Read more

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Dr Waisbren specializes in the medical and surgical management of cornea, cataract, refractive, and external diseases. Her surgical expertise includes...Read more

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Patient Reviews (8)
Annemasse, ARA |
I have had two interventions with Dr Waisbren recently…….the first a lens replacement, the second, cataract surgery. Both were successful, and I felt very confident in Dr. Waisbren's abilities. Trust was very important to me as I had had an experience four years ago that was not as pleasant, nor as successful. I would highly recommend Dr Waisbren.
Woodcliff Lake NJ |
Dr Waisbren gave my eye sight back. In early June '16, I had a routine cataract surgery by another doctor, resulting in bacterial infection. By early July, I could not see my 5 fingers inches in front of my face. I was sent to Dr Waisbren. Without delay (she consulted with her associates as well) she recommended surgery in 2 days. I had my Lasik flap removed in order to clean out the bacteria beneath it. By late Sept 2016 my eye sight was restored and I could see with my old glasses!
New York, NY |
Dr. Waisbren is very personable, she is tenacious about finding the proper treatment to help, tries different things if one isn't helpful.
in Ridgewood, NY |
very professional and personable doctor
in New York, NY |
Dr Waisbren performed surgery resulting in improved vision and I am entrusting her to do the same proceeding on the other eye. She is a caring and charming person, she explained everything she was doing in detail during surgery so I felt completely at ease. I would recommend Dr Waisbren with confidence to friends and family.
New York, NY |
Dr. Waisbren is an outstanding physician, she managed a complication following an operation performed in CT which required a corneal transplant and skillfully improved my mother's vision as a result. Additionally, she removed a cataract in my mother's other eye such that she can now resume driving after nearly a year. This has remarkably improved my mother's quality of life. I am a surgeon and can recommend Dr. Waisbren without reservation. She is a phenomenal and compassionate Surgeon!
Brooklyn, NY |
I like Dr Waisbren and am very pleased with the results of my first cataract surgery. She talks a little fast but answers every question fully, even illustrating her points on repurposed blue paper. I've found the staff businesslike but not particularly friendly. The NYEE offices are dated but seem clean. Overall, I would recommend.
New York, NY |
Dangerous and unprofessional. Avoid at all costs.
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Dr. Waisbren says...

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).

Dr. Waisbren's Care Philosophy

I am accessible and available, and listen to my patients. I aim to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical care. 

Dr. Waisbren says...

Cataract surgery

Cornea transplantation

Refractive surgery

Dry eye

Routine eye examinations



Dr. Waisbren's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ulcer


  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2010

  • Internship Hospital
    Newton Wellesley Hosp

    Completed in 2011

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Medicine

    Completed in 2014

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

    Completed in 2015

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Wisconsin / Madison

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery