Dr. Harjit Athwal, MD

Dr. Harjit Athwal, MD

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Age 58
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Dr. Harjit Athwal, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Toms River, NJ and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

14 Mule Rd Ste 1

Toms River, NJ 08755

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Athwal performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chalazion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Athwal's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Athwal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Athwal "Dr.Harjit "Harry" Athwal attended Cook College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and graduated with a medical degree from Rutgers Medical School. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a three year Ophthalmology residency in 1990 at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He received additional training at the prestigious Tulane Medical School in Louisiana, where he did a fellowship in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. He joined his brother in private practice in 1991. Dr.Athwal is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology, Medical Society of New Jersey, Ocean County Medical Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.He also serves on the board of iMedicware – an electronic medical records company."

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • 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
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.

Education

  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Umdnj-University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Nj Med Sch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Athwal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Indian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Athwal's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Athwal to family and friends
19 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Athwal's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I just had cataract surgery on both eyes. Many people told me what to expect from the surgery, but the treatment I received from Athwal (both the regular office and the surgical center) exceeded expectations. They are professional, caring, and accommodating (they send a car to pick you up and...more
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I recently had cataract surgery in both eyes (two weeks apart). I'm 77 years old & have been wearing glasses for 56 years. I can't believe the results of this surgery. NO GLASSES !!! Dr Tony Athwal & his team were excellent in all areas of this experience. I have already recommended Athwal...more
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Had a very good experience with Dr.Harry.
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I have been going to Dr. H. Athwal for many years and am more than pleased with him. He has just done cataract surgery on both of my eyes and I couldn't be more pleased. Everyone at the office, is professional and treat the patients with kindness. I would recommend Athwal Eye Associates to...more
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Had to have cataract surgery and had to choose an ophthalmologist. I put my trust in Athwal Eye and glad I did. The staff is friendly and very professional. The office is a well oiled machine. My overall experience was great! When it's time for my next eye to be done I will definitely choose Athwal...more
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