Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, MD

Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Garden City, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology and plastic surgery.

711 Stewart Ave

Garden City, NY 11530

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
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Top Care Areas

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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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20  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 6/11/2014
    Amount or Range: Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 11514
    State: 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.


  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Donnenfeld's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Donnenfeld to family and friends
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Donnenfeld's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Very professional. Explained my situation and options clearly. Helpful medical assistants as well. Excellent surgery in a difficult case with exception results. Could not be more satisfied.
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He damaged my cornea for good by performing two operations in too rapid a sequence. I couldn't see at all; I called his office-he didn't call back. The he told me I had dry eye. Another ophthalmologist diagnosed a rare complication and saved my vision I've since had another procedure which has ...more
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Dr. Donnenfeld performed successful cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I simply couldn't be happier with the results. It's better than my best expectations. It's like I have camera lenses for eyes. It gets better everyday, as I'm only a few weeks post-op but the results are phenomenal. Dr....more
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Thanks to the professional skill and brilliant surgical skills my life has been changed. He performed a corneal transplant on my eye with Fuch's Dystrophy. My vision is clear, the eye pain is completely gone and I am able to work, drive and live an active life. He is an exceptional physician...more
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