Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD
Dr. Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Garden City, NY. She is 61 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Van Valkenburg is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital Roslyn, North Shore University Hospital Syosset and NYU Winthrop Hospital.

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    Patient Comments (7)
    in Merrick NY |
    I am so happy with the care I received from Dr. VanVolkenberg. Her professionalism and friendly personality was outstanding. I had cataract surgery in both eyes and my vision is wonderful. I always had to wear glasses for everything but now I am so happy to say I am completely free of glasses. Thank you so much Dr. Van for your expertise in your field. Your staff also was wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Van to anyone needing eye care.
    in Garden City NY |
    Dr VanValkenburg has been a wonderful resource for my husband and me, my parents and our children. My mother had cataract surgery and Dr V offered to make it her last case and she would drop her home. She took her to get a bite to eat and dropped her home. For my father, she referred him to a specialist for a detached retina and after he was discharged from the hospital, she came to check on him at home. She wants the best outcome for patients and she treats all like family. We highly recommend.
    in Franklin Square, NY |
    Dr. Van Valkenburg is an exceptional eye doctor! She saw me on an emergency basis and was extremely helpful with treating my condition. She is very compassionate and has an awesome bed side manner! She is thorough with her treatment plan and with providing education about your condition. I am very grateful to have found her. Her office staff are very friendly and helpful as well. I would highly recommend her hands down!
    in NY |
    Dr. Van is excellent but the wait is ridiculous. Over 3 hours before I was seen with an appointment
    in Fresh Meadows, NY |
    Was taken see on an emergency, staff was great, Dr. Van Valkenburg was gentle, kind, and knowledgeable. Excellent Doctor
    in Homer, AK |
    Very highly skill Dr. Dr. Van Valkenburg is very attentive and knowledgeable.
    in 61 Perkins Ave , Amityville |
    I have seen Dr Van Valkenburg for over 8 years ! I'm always very pleased with her care . I called today on an emergency , Helen got me right in to see Dr. She treated me so kind , knew I was hurting , still she took the time to care for complete eye care & my irritation . She found cataracts today , explained to me how she will handle it , did further tests to get a better understanding of my present eye health . I have sight in one eye this office is always concerned and caring .
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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Benign Tumor
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cataract
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Glaucoma
    • Keratitis
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nystagmus
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Presbyopia
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Ulcer
    • Vascular Disease


    • Medical School
      New York University

      Graduated in 1987

    • Internship Hospital
      Columbia U Overlook Hosp

      Completed in 1988

    • Residency Hospital
      North Shore U Hosp Cornell MC

      Completed in 1991

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • LASIK
    • Photocoagulation
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery