Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 55

Ophthalmology

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology

Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology156 William Street 12th Floor New York, NY 10038
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(212) 235-1519
Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology1305 York Avenue 11th Floor New York, NY 10021
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(212) 235-1519

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  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Hospital SatisfactionPatients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Rafla-Demetrious' Reviews

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Based on 11 ratings

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She articulated issues well, and was thorough with her exam and what was to come in follow up care. I felt confident I had found a great opthomologist and trust her to help me going forward with a serious eye issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bob G. – Nov 19, 2021
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Professional and personable, very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain diagnosis, treatment, and what to expect. I’ve been her patient for 5 years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 23, 2021
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I view Dr. Rafla-Demetrius not just as my ophthalmologist but as my Trusted Advisor who is a big picture thinker who connects dots, rather than having a narrow view—exactly the type of individual that David Epstein’s highly-acclaimed book, Range, says that we need in our too-compartmentalized world. On what I labeled my “good eye”, she caught what others had previously missed—2 retina tears that had self-healed and a newer detachment that was nearing the center of vision. She pulled in a topnotch retina surgeon (Dr. Anton Orlin) on the spot and we agreed on that surgery was urgently needed. That’s happened and I credit both of them with saving my eye from possible disaster. I’ve eagerly recommended these MD’s to family & friends and will continue to do so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Hay – Jan 31, 2020
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Dr Rafla-Demetrious is the best Opthamologist I have seen. I have to see her regularly due to immunological issues affecting my eyes. She is thorough and explains the exact status of my eyes and my conditions as well as pertinent options and medications in detail. She also has an excellent bedside (office) manner and easy to speak to and create a rapport with. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fairly Anonymous in Westfield, NJ – Mar 05, 2018
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Been seeing her for 10 years. Totally professional, kind, the BEST!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Nov 20, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rafla-Demetrious' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Floaters
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious treats Floaters more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Glaucoma
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious treats Glaucoma more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious' conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Segment Surgical Procedure
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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(212) 235-1519

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience We are devoted to providing services that are patient centered and compassionate and care for you as a person nbsp;

Biography

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Weill Cornell Medicine. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center|New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD?

New patients may call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Rafla-Demetrious's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD treat?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious frequently treats the following conditions: Floaters, Glaucoma, and Allergic Conjunctivitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD's office address?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious' office is located at 156 William Street 12th Floor, New York, NY 10038. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD fluent in?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Is Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD holds board certifications in Ophthalmology.

Does Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 5/5 for Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Cardiac Surgery™ (2023)