Dr. Harjit S. Athwal, MD

Dr. Harjit S. Athwal, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 57 years old

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Dr.Harjit "Harry" Athwal attended Cook College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and graduated with a medical degree from Rutgers...Read more

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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 Reviews (4)
in Toms River, NJ |
Excellent Doctor and Team!
in Whiting NJ |
My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Athwal for a few years now. We both have several major eye problems as well as other physical problems. We both feel extremely blessed to have found out about Dr. Athwal through friends. He is very patient in listening to our eye problems and seems to have a wealth of knowledge. After doing testing and chatting about our problems, he comes up with many good suggestions to help you physically and this helps mentally too. We are so pleased with him.
in Whiting, NJ |
I have been going to Dr. Athwal for about 5 years. Initially I began going for a second opinion and his explanation of my needs was far superior to my previous doctor. He performed that procedure on his lunch hour after fully explaining my need for that procedure. Recently he performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I am extremely happy with the outcome for each eye and his explanations prior to the surgery were, again, complete and answered any question I could possible have asked.
in Haddonfield, NJ |
Excellent experience with Dr. Athwal. I had essentially lost my vision due to Diabetic complications and desperately needed cataract surgery. After the surgery and lens replacement, I could see extremely well again. It was expensive but worth it. I highly recommend this practice.
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Dr. Athwal says...

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.

Dr. Athwal'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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    UMDNJ-ROBT W JOHNSON MED SCH

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    UMDNJ - University Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Nj Med Sch

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane University Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Rutgers University

    Graduated in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Indian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Glaucoma

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye