Dr. Joseph Murphy, MD

Dr. Joseph Murphy, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Joseph Murphy, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Williamsville, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

5225 Sheridan Dr

Williamsville, NY 14221

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Independent Health

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Top Care Areas

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Eye Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers
Macular Hole
more than 76% of peers
Macular Edema
more than 76% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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12  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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.


  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Millard Fillmore Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • St Louis University Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-New York Weill Cornell Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Murphy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Murphy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murphy to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Murphy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Simply put, Dr. Murphy saved my vision. I experienced a vitreous hemorrhage two years ago and got an emergency appointment. Dr. Murphy took immediate action to stop the bleeding and I've been on the mend since then and see him regularly. He is not only an outstanding and knowledgeable physician,...more
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DR is awesome! Donna office manager very courteous and helpful. Anyone mocking the long wait time should be crucified! It shows their ignorance. Retina is specialized eyesight is very important. Emergencies and procedures are necessary to save eyesight. Those who complain just may one day be that...more
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Dr. Murphy was great. He came in on a weekend to look at my eye and put me at peace with its healing. Very friendly and knowledgeable and made me feel special.
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Excellent Doctor. Terrible wait time. Over three hours for a scheduled appointment. Totally unacceptable Need to re-think scheduling process and value patient time
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