Dr. Nicholas Nissirios, MD

Dr. Nicholas Nissirios, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Dr. Nicholas Nissirios, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Astoria, NY and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University of Athens Medical School in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

3016 30th Dr Fl 4

Astoria, NY 11102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Eyes
more than 77% of peers
more than 80% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
more than 71% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nissirios "My specialty in the field of Ophthalmology is the treatment of Corneal Disease. I perform all types of Laser Vision Correction, which include Lasik and also Laser Cataract Surgery. I believe my patients deserve the best procedures and technology available."

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease


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14  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • 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 of Athens / College of Medicine / School of Health Science National & Kapodistrian
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Athens Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Nassau University Medical Center/SUNYStonyBrook
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Nassau University Medical Center/Opthalmic Consultants of Long Island
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Dislocation of the Donor Graft to the Posterior Segment in Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty in eyes with Posterior Segment Prosthetic Irides, 2012
  • Non-Invasive Determination of Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in Non-Sedated Mice of 5 Different Inbred Strains, 2007
  • An Investigation of the Safety and Efficacy Of Subconjunctival Bevacizumab in the Treatment of Corneal Neovascularization, 2011
  • Comparison of Anterior Segment Structures in Two Rat Glaucoma Models: An Ultrasound Biomicroscopic (UBM) study, 2008
  • In Vivo Response Curve for the Treatment of Demodex folliculorum, 2011
  • Astigmatism Correction Post Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) Using a Femtosecond Laser System (LensX), 2012
  • Relationship of Bell’s Phenomenon with Salzmann’s Nodular Degeneration, 2012
  • Sterility Of In-Office Ambient Air Injected Through A Syringe, 2010
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy of the Rat Eye: Effects of Cholinergic and Anticholinergic Agents, 2005
  • Complications in Resident-Performed Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery at New Jersey Medical School, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

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Dr. Nissirios' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nissirios to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nissirios' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I was very happy with tbis doctor. He was very professional , kind and very informative. I cannot express how happy i am with my lasar and cataract surgery. I would highly recommend him Maria Dimattia
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I had YAG eye surgery yesterday. It was by chance that I had gone to Dr. Nissirios -no need to say I was a wreck since I didn't know him or any of his patients. On meeting him I felt a bit more at ease. Surgery day~the whole staff was so organized I had no time to panic as the wait time was just...more
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Due to my Keratoconus in my left eye, we decided to go with implanting intacts. Since this was a delicate surgery, I was a bit nervous (as my eyes are critical to my profession as an architect). However, Dr. Nissirios patiently explained all my options, made me feel very relaxed, was fully...more
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