Dr. Robert Brass, MD

Dr. Robert Brass, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Robert Brass, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Latham, NY and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

713 Troy Schenectady Rd Ste 135

Latham, NY 12110

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Corneal Erosion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Progressive High Myopia
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brass "I love what I do. It's important to educate patients to take the best care possible care of their eyes, to maintain the best possible vision. I enjoy surgery"

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

76  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Arteritis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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22  Procedures

  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser 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.


  • Clarkson University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • St Josephs Hospitalblue Mound
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • New York Medical College-St. Vincent`S Hospital New York C
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Stratton Vetarans Administration Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brass has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brass' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brass to family and friends
281 total reviews (123 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (281)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Brass' 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

Patient Comments (123)

I don't have to ware glasses after 60 years. Dr. Brass removed my Cataracts and corrected my stigmatism. Awesome Job
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Both my husband and I had laser cataract surgery in 2017 with Dr. Brass. The experience was excellent from reception, testing, accounting, and the expertise of Dr. Brass. The eye surgery center was also extremely well run, friendly and professional. We can't say enough good things about the...more
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I had an excellent experience. If you're looking to have cataract surgery, there's no better place to go. You couldn't beat this place.
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simply the best.had two catarac surgeries and treatment for glaucoma and have not had thing done without excellance.
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Dr. Brass is a really good doctor, I really like him! He has a cool personality, and is excellent at what he does. I will be sending my husband to him for cataract surgery when he needs it. Dr. Brass even calls people the night of surgery to see how they are doing!
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