Dr. Robert Klein, MD

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Dr. Robert Klein, MD
Dr. Klein is a board certified physician who practices general medical ophthalmology and has a special interest in the medical and laser treatment of glaucoma, including iridotomies and YAG capsulotomies, as well as the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of medical retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration with intravitreal injections, and retinal breaks. He was the ophthalmology consultant to the Emmy award-winning ABC television show For Your Information (FYI) and consultant on two FYI books. He has been a prominent consultant to the medical research department of a major international pharmaceutical company. He is the former director of ophthalmology, consultant, and attending ophthalmologist at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island for over 20 years. Dr. Klein is a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology and a member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty & Friends Campaign to benefit patient care, student education, and research at the New York University Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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    VRMNY - Manhattan460 Park Ave Fl 5
    New York, NY 10022
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    Dr. Klein is a board certified physician who practices general medical ophthalmology and has a special interest in the medical and laser treatment of glaucoma, including iridotomies and YAG capsulotomies, as well as the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of medical retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration with intravitreal injections, and retinal breaks. He was the ophthalmology consultant to the Emmy award-winning ABC television show For Your Information (FYI) and consultant on two FYI books.

    He has been a prominent consultant to the medical research department of a major international pharmaceutical company. He is the former director of ophthalmology, consultant, and attending ophthalmologist at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island for over 20 years.

    Dr. Klein is a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology and a member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty & Friends Campaign to benefit patient care, student education, and research at the New York University Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the New York Society for Clinical Ophthalmology, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

    Dr. Klein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blepharitis
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chalazion
    • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Drusen
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Floaters
    • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
    • Glaucoma
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Open-Angle Glaucoma
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Posterior Scleritis
    • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Edema
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Stye
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
    • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      New York University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1974

    • Internship Hospital
      New York University Med Center

      Completed in 1975

    • Residency Hospital
      New York University Med Center

      Completed in 1978

    • Fellowship Hospital
      New York University Med Center

      Completed in 1979

    • Undergraduate School
      New York University

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Avastin® Injection
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Eye Injection
    • Iridotomy
    • Lucentis® Injection
    • Optomap® Retinal Exam
    • Peripheral Iridotomy
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Retinal Testing
    • YAG Iridotomy