Dr. Michael Geiss III, MD

Dr. Michael Geiss III, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Michael Geiss III, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2215 E Genesee St

Syracuse, NY 13210

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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19  Procedures

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • 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
  • St Josephs Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Ny Hospital Cornell Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Wk Kellogg Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Geiss III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Geiss III' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Geiss III to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Geiss III' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I have been a patient of Dr. geiss for at least 20 years. He has performed a corneal transplant on me and has followed my chronic eye condition with the utmost attention. I suffer from congenital glaucoma and a host of other eye conditions that are connected with my glaucoma. Dr Geiss always...more
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Excellent physician however the wait time can be up to two hours to be seen. Staff is excellent. Dr Geiss is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. I've been a patient for 40 years.
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Lets start with my 3 hour appointment, and when I told them I wanted to reschedule I was told they would still charge me for the visit cause they recommend a 24 hour cancellation notice. My appointment should have been free after the way I was treated and for the wait time! Not only will I never...more
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