Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi, MD

Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 80
(3)
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Dr. Yannuzzi is founder of VRMNY as well as vice-chairman and director of the LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center of the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. He is also founder and president of The Macula Foundation, Inc., which has distributed several million dollars to eye research across the country. Dr. Yannuzzi has made numerous innovative and lasting contributions in imaging, drug development, and therapeutic modalities. He was the first to use oral non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication for the treatment of cystoid macular edema and developed an eye drop to treat this condition. He has described new diseases as well as new associations and manifestations of established entities and photosensitization. He has published over 400 scientific papers and 13 books, which have earned him respect and admiration in the ophthalmic-retinal community. He is well recognized as a devoted and excellent educator, a superb clinical diagnostician, and a prolific organizer of retinal meetings worldwide. Dr. Yannuzzi is the recipient of numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate by the University of Ancona, the Michelson Award for Retinal Vascular Disease, a Distinguished Alumnus Award by Boston University, the Henkind, Gass, and Patz Medals by The Macula Society, the Alcon Research Award, the Herman Wacker Award of the Club Jules Gonin, the Arthur J. Bedelle Award, the Retinal Research Award and the Gass Medal of the Retina Society, the Bietti Medal, the Pisart Award from the Lighthouse International, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

460 Park Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10022

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 2 More

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Drusen
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more than 99% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retinal Dystrophy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
  • Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy
  • Adult Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birdshot Chorioretinitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Bullous Dystrophy, Macular Type
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroiditis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy, Atypical Vitelliform
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Adult-Onset
  • Macular Dystrophy, Vitelliform, Early-Onset
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Retinal Testing

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

  • Harvard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1965
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yannuzzi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yannuzzi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yannuzzi to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Yannuzzi'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Greenwich, CT |
Dr Yanuzzi, made us feel like we were so very important and that he had known us for a long time. He is so extremely knowledgeable that everything he spoke about made us feel confident. While our situation is difficult, we know that he is the most capable person to have following us. He was so humble and basically the best doctor in the world for Retina specialty.
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Dr. Yannuzzi accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
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