Dr. Nikola Ragusa, MD

Dr. Nikola Ragusa, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Nikola Ragusa, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bronx, NY and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med in 2006 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

1625 Saint Peters Ave Ste 101

Bronx, NY 10461

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Insurance Services
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
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  • Center Care
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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Ragusa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ragusa "Dr. Nikola Ragusa board certified, fellowship trained, cataract and glaucoma specialist. He graduated Magna cum laude from acclaimed BS/MD program at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and Alpha Omega Alpha from S.U.N.Y. Health Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Ragusa went on to complete his Ophthalmology residency at North Shore- Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Nikola Ragusa pursued subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma at the premier New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which was also ranked as one of the best ophthalmology programs by the US News and World Report. There, as a highly coveted Glaucoma Fellow, he was trained by distinguished leaders in all facets of glaucoma, Drs. Robert Ritch, Jeffery Liebman, Celso Tello, and Christopher Teng. His areas of subspecialty training included complex glaucoma diagnosis and management, laser treatments for glaucoma, glaucoma surgery, including: trabeculectomy, tube shunt, trabeculotomy, surgical revision and cataract surgery. Dr. Ragusa is an award winning board certified ophthalmologist, and has for years been educating his patients and community on how to fight against glaucoma blindness by: 1) promoting early detection through screening, 2) furthering understanding of the disease through good doctor-patient communication and 3) stressing the importance of continued patient follow-up to monitor for progression. Dr. Ragusa strives to increase awareness of glaucoma because it is such a prevalent disease in a population of people who do not even know that they have it. Dr. Ragusa has performed extensive research in his field and has given presentations both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, American College of Surgeons, New York State Ophthalmological Society and the New York Glaucoma Society. He speaks fluent Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian and is competent in Spanish. He is an Associate at Westchester Square Ophthalmology, which provides comprehensive eye care and treatment options in the heart of the Bronx. Our physicians are board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists who have earned national reputations as top clinicians and educators. We offer treatments for cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, corneal disorders, retinal detachments, ocular muscle disorders, pediatric ophthalmology, uveitis and dry eye syndromes. Our practice provides comprehensive examinations for eyeglasses, contact lenses and laser cataract correction. If you need an eye exam or annual check up call us for an appointment today. Most insurances are accepted."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ragusa "Dr. Nikola Ragusa aims to provide the highest level of patient care and treats patients using the latest techniques. He provides treatment in glaucoma, cataracts, and comprehensive ophthalmology.

He provides compassionate eye care in the heart of the Bronx"

5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

78  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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25  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Coreoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Incisional Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract 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.


  • CCNY
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • New York Hospital of Queens
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Northshore-Long Island Jewish Syst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ragusa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Serbian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ragusa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ragusa to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Ragusa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (7)

I have always been able to talk to the doctor and get my problems resolved. Coming here is like dealing with trusted family. Would not consider changing doctors.
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Omg this Dr is the greatest. Everything about this Dr is wonderful. He gave me my sight back.. I would definitely recommend this doctor to everyone. Thank you. From sheryl mendelson
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I went to Dr. Ragusa because my optometrist said I was suspect for glaucoma. Dr. Ragusa knows his stuff. He takes the time to explain everything and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend Dr.Ragusa.
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Excellent ophthalmologist. Very caring, attentive, and always puts the patient first. He works with me in developing a plan, which I really appreciate.
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Dr. Ragusa is an incredibly attentive and caring doctor. He took the time with me that I needed and did not rush at all. He is the the most thorough doctor I've ever had and because of that my eyes are doing incredibly well. So glad I found this doctor!
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