Dr. Howard Lane, MD

Dr. Howard Lane, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Howard Lane, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Wantagh, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Tel Aviv University / Sackler Faculty Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2185 Wantagh Ave

Wantagh, NY 11793

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

61  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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12  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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.


  • Tel Aviv University / Sackler Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • St Lukes Roosevelt Hosp Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • New York Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lane has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lane's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lane to family and friends
16 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lane'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 (6)

Absolute worst doctor. I went to him because I was having difficulty reading,waited an hour for him to rush me out telling me that my eyes were fine. I expressed concern that I couldn't read without straining my eyes and it was better if I covered my left eye. He dismissed me and told me to go to...more
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I just had cataract surgery with Dr Lane before the snow storm yesterday. Went for the follow up today - seeing 20/20 in the eye that had the surgery. PERFECT! Wonderful Doctor and staff in the Wantagh office.
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I was sent to Dr. Lane when shingles posed a threat to my cornea. Dr. Lane has followed me every step of the way. I have absolute confidence in his diagnostic abilities. He is extremely honest. Office wait time can be variable.
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Dr. Lane performed Laser Cataract Surgery in both of my eyes and I am extremely satisfied with the results and the procedure. He was attentive and informative throughout. The office staff were very helpful and efficient as well as pleasant. I can highly recommend Dr. Howard A. Lane and South Shore...more
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