Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 54

Accepting new patients

Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rafla-Demetrious to book an appointment.

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Practice

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(212) 235-1519
1305 York Avenue New York, NY 10021
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NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn - William Street

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(212) 235-1519
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Rafla-Demetrious' Reviews

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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
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Feb 23, 2021
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
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Bob Hay – Jan 31, 2020
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
2 people found this helpful
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Fairly Anonymous in Westfield, NJ – Mar 05, 2018
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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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rafla-Demetrious' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Floaters
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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 Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • 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
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • 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

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious accepts the following insurance:

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Select
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
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Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Medicaid
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
WellCare

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...Read more

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

1998
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Saint Vincent's Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (718) 670-1837 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious frequently treats Floaters, Glaucoma, and Allergic Conjunctivitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rafla-Demetrious treats.

Where is Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD's office located?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious' office is located at 1305 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Leila Rafla-Demetrious, MD speak?

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rafla-Demetrious is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY