Dr. Robert Vallar, MD

Dr. Robert Vallar, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Robert Vallar, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Belleville, NJ and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.Read his story

1 Clara Maass Dr

Belleville, NJ 07109

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Top Care Areas


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Macular Edema
very high
more than 99% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Vallar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vallar "Robert V. Vallar, M. D. obtained his BS at Manhattan College, Bronx, NY in 1979. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he received his MD in 1985. He completed his Residency in Ophthalmology in 1989 and served as Chief Resident at Nassau County Medical Center in New York. Dr. Robert Vallar completed a Fellowship in Retina-Vitreous Diseases and Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas in 1996. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. At The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey, Dr. Vallar is the Director of Ophthalmology. Dr. Vallar maintains membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1995. Dr. Vallar's hospital affiliations include: The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey The ClaraMaass Hospital, Belleville, New Jersey Dr. Vallar has had teaching appointments and has given lectures and presentations on the subject of vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vallar "My understanding of the relationship between a physician and patient is that we work together to accomplish a desired goal. My principle roll is to provide the patient with accurate information about their condition or diagnosis. That usually includes defining options of treatment that are available in managing a particular condition. As a surgeon, my skills include a variety of very specific surgical procedures which may be of benefit in certain situations. I wish that I could only do surgery where everyone did as well as they desired. Unfortunately there is a degree of uncertainty in everything. I give my best effort in applying my skills, my experience, advancing and ever changing technologies and my judgment to each circumstance or situation. Most of the time both the patient and I are happy at the end of the day but there are few if any guarantees in this business we call the practice of medicine."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • 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 Jersey.

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.


  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Nassau Co Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Tx Southwestern Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Westchester Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vallar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vallar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vallar to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 3
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Dr. Vallar's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

On Sunday of Labor Day weekend I had vitreous detachment that my ophthalmologist said had resulted in a retinal tear. He contacted Dr. Vallar to see if he could perform emergency laser surgery. Dr. Vallar agreed to meet me at his office that Sunday, where he performed the laser surgery. I was very...more
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I felt that Dr. Vallar really cares about my eye health. He returned my call when I had experienced troubling symptoms. His expertise and kindness are a very special combination of traits! Thank you, Dr. Vallar
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Had a Vitrectomy performed by him in 2012. The day after the surgery, he flew to a convention as did the other doctor in the office. When I had complications and extraordinary pain two days later, I called his office and service several times only to be told that he wasn't answering his page. It...more
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