Dr. Norman Saffra, MD

Dr. Norman Saffra, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. Norman Saffra, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Hewlett, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and more.

1420 Broadway

Hewlett, NY 11557

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Saffra performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Saffra's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Saffra "As a patient, I desire that my physicians provide me with personalized,compassionate, quality care. It is that type of care that I like to deliver to my patients."

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

104  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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29  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Cyclocryotherapy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • 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.

Education

  • Yeshiva College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Maimonides Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Kingsbrook Jewish
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • multiple community service awards, 1993-2010
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors NY and Tri State Area 12 times, 2010
  • Castle and Connelly Guide To The Best Doctors, 1993-2010
  • NY Super Doctors, 2009,2011
Media & Publications
  • multiple articles,
  • Post operative Endophthalmitis caused by Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus, 2005
  • Pediatric Vision Screening Results in an Orthodox Jewish Cohort, 2005
  • Fibrosarcoma, 2005
  • Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis in Sarcoidosis: A Case Report, 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saffra's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saffra to family and friends
48 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (42)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Saffra's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Very good!! Excellent
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Dr. Saffra is always available to provide expert care. He is compassionate and always follows up. Everyone I have refered to him has thanked me
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had bad flashes and floaters-my eye doc was worried about a torn retina sent me to Dr saffra who squeezed me in the same day! He found the tear and treated it, right away. Hew was fantastic
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Saved my life
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helped my macular degeneration
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