Dr. Robert Friedman, MD

Dr. Robert Friedman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Robert Friedman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1001 Park Ave

New York, NY 10028

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Top Care Areas

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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Glaucoma
normal
more than 73% of peers

Dr. Friedman'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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12  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Keratomileusis
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Columbia Physicians and Surgs
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
41 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Friedman'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I just had cataract surgery on my second eye last week. First eye was the week earlier. I have needed glasses forever, and now...I do not!! I can see far and read without glasses!! Unless you have needed glasses, you cannot understand how absolutely fabulous this experience has been. Every step of...more
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I was looking up Dr. Friedman's phone number and started to think about how important he has been to my eyecare, and to me, over the years. He has helped me through some challenging moments, including a 3 o'clock in the morning emergency visit when I could not see all of a sudden. What a prince. ...more
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had LASIK surgery by Dr. Friedman 20 years ago, and my daughter just had LASIK by him several months ago. He is amazing, and both of our results reflect that. I can think of know one I would trust more - not just with my eyes but with my child's. I highly recommend Dr Friedman and am eternally...more
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I originally thought that Dr. Friedman would be a good doctor, as he seemed competent, if short and and brusque. Unfortunately, he proved to be terribly incompetent. He performed a refractive procedure on me that due to his carelessness was unsuccessful and permanently damaged my vision. I cannot...more
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Superb physician. Gets it right away. And, he communicates his diagnosis and plan superbly. Walked me through every step, and made sure I understood each one. A keeper.
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