Dr. Jonathan Ligh, MD

Dr. Jonathan Ligh, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(5)
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Dr. Jonathan Ligh, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.

345 E 37th St Rm 315

New York, NY 10016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 99% of peers
Floaters
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ligh "Commitment to our Patients: Jofe-Smolyak Eye Institute is dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of medical and surgical solutions, from the most common to the most complicated eye disorders, and our doctors and staff are committed to providing patients with the highest-quality eye care available anywhere. For more than 25 years the Institute has offered a combination of personalized attention, extensive experience and specialization, and consistent, successful results. The five highly trained specialists at Jofe-Smolyak Eye Institute utilize a team approach in the treatment of cataract and implant surgery, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, oculoplastics, vitreoretinal disease and neuro-ophthalmology. The Institute's locations in Brooklyn and Queens allows it to serve the most diverse population in the world, and the practice focuses on provide the highest quality of treatment for eye disorders to New York's multilingual, multiethnic communities."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Cyclodialysis
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

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

  • Nyu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute Ucla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ligh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ligh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ligh to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Ligh'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
10 to 15 minutes

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