Dr. Irene Barbazetto, MD

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Dr. Irene Barbazetto, MD
Irene A. Barbazetto, M.D. is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macular disease specialist board certified in the United States and Europe. She is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, hereditary retinal disease, and diabetes. The author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, she serves on the Editorial Board of the prestigious journal Graefe's Archive of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. Dr. Barbazetto is the recipient of the 2009 Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Her patients voted her one of America's "Most Compassionate Physicians" and she received the "Patient's Choice Award" in 2010. Her academic affiliations include Columbia University, NYU, and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital. A graduate of Hamburg University, Germany, Dr. Barbazetto's doctoral thesis investigated a newly developed vision-screening test (H-Test) for pre-school children and was awarded cum laude. She completed her ophthalmology residency in Lübeck, Germany, where she participated in the development of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of macular degeneration. In 2000, she came to New York for a research fellowship with Dr. Stanley Chang at Columbia University, focusing on the role of oxygen in the development of cataract after vitreoretinal surgery. She completed an internship in general surgery at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and an ophthalmology residency at Columbia University. She was awarded a medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Columbia University. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Barbazetto serves as an investigator on several national and international medical trials. She is a pioneer in the use of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of choroidal hemangioma and other ocular tumors and an active reviewer for several ophthalmologic publications. Dr. Barbazetto is a member of The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), European Vision and Eye Research (EVER), New York State Ophthalmologic Society (NYOS), and The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

460 Park Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10022

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Dr. Irene Barbazetto, MD

Dr. Irene Barbazetto, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 7 More

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Dr. Barbazetto's Experience

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Disinsertion Syndrome
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Surgery
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Thermal Laser Therapy
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous 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.

Education

  • Medical University Of Lubeck
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Hamburg
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Medical University Of Lubeck
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barbazetto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian

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Dr. Barbazetto's Reviews

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Dr. Barbazetto's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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