Dr. Sean Lalin, MD

Dr. Sean Lalin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
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Sean C. Lalin, M.D., received his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was awarded the Alvin Behrens Prize for the most outstanding graduate entering the field of ophthalmology. This was followed by a general surgery internship and ophthalmology residency at Columbia University in New York City. He then completed a two-year medical and surgical retina fellowship at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary—the nation's oldest and busiest eye hospital. Dr. Lalin now serves on the clinical faculty at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he has taught residents and fellows on the diseases, treatment, and surgery of the retina. He has been honored by the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Award for excellence in teaching. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications and has lectured and presented both nationally and internationally. Dr. Lalin has also been named one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists" by the Consumers' Research Council of America and was featured in a NJ Top Docs article. Dr. Lalin has special interests in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, and has been involved in clinical trials to bring the most advanced treatment options to his patients.

330 South St Ste 1

Morristown, NJ 07960

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas


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Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 97% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lalin "Our practice is limited to the diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of the eye, including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease as well surgical treatment for cataracts, retinal diseases, and Lasik. Our commitment is to provide you with the best eye care anywhere."


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  • Ophthalmology

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
  • Best's Disease
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • KAMRA™ Inlay Procedure
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Columbia Presby; Columbia University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Es Harkness Eye Inst; Columbia University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Ny Eye Ear Infrm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Lalin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lalin to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Lalin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Hackettstown |
As a Diabetic I am susceptible to significant eye problems. Dr. Lalin has not only improved my vision, but he has accomplished this in a friendly and professional manner.
in Phillipsburg, NJ |
My eye problems began with seeing black spots. It was unusual to me because I just had my regular eye exam in August of 2015 without eye dilation.Then I was back to my regular eye doctor October 2015.Then thats when I got the scary news retina tear in left eye and in my right eye a retina detachment.My excellent eye doctor recommended Dr, Lalin. I would recommended him wholeheartedly .He takes the time from the first visit to listen,diagnose, and come up with treatment plan.
in Morris Plains, NJ |
I had cataract surgery in both eyes with Dr. Lalin. My vision went from 20/80 to 20/25, and I was able to read without glasses. I have had hip surgery and knee surgery, but this was painless. I was able to see great the next day.
in Montville, NJ |
Had a cataract removed June 2015. I was left blind in my right eye. Had an AK to fix it and it went from bad to worse. Dr Lalin sent me to another doctor in his office who did not know what to do and told me to come back 7 more times for procedures that still left me blind in the right eye. I went after a year and a half to a wonderful ophthalmologist who did Lasik surgery in 4 minutes my vision was restored to 20/20. Never was treated by a med professional this way.
in Shohola, PA |
I have high myopia since childhood. Due to that condition, I've sustained injuries (bleeds) to the retina of both eyes, most recently in the center of my left retina (the macula). I had previously been seen by a group in Sussex County NJ, but had a few less-than-stellar experiences there recently. I decided to go to Dr. Lalin. Every experience with Dr Lalin and his team has been a positive one -- state-of-the-art, knowledgeable, and caring. Simply the best around. I trust my vision to him
NJ |
Great practice, staff, and time spent with dr.
in Rockaway, NJ |
The doctor and his staff are very professional yet so kind and caring. I have been a patient at the Morristown office for over 5 years and each experience has been extremely comforting and encouraging. I would most definitely recommend them, they are top-notch individuals!
in Hillsborough, NJ |
I have been seeing Dr. Lalin for over 2 years now. I really appreciate his advice and knowledge. He is a great specialist and would recommend him to any person who needs a retina specialist.
in Hackettstown, NJ |
My wife has been a patient of Dr. Lalin's since 2008. I'd be hard pressed to mention a physician more responsive and more caring than he and his staff. During one particularly trying time on a weekend, he called and checked on her every few hours while involved in a family event. He took the time to meet us at 7AM on a Sunday AM to examine her and advise us on steps to relieve the crisis. We have the utmost confidence in him. she has maintained her vision due to him.
in morristown |
I was referred to Dr. Lalin from a friend who had cataract surgery by him. I am so happy I listened to her! I could not be happier with my results and treatment by Dr. Lalin.
in phillipsburg nj |
I went to Dr. Lalin for an issue that I was having with my retina. I was very anxious that I could lose my eyesight! My experience with Dr. Lalin and his staff was remarkable! Dr. Lalin was very calming and professional.
in Denville, NJ |
I had scheduled an appointment a month ago with Dr. Lalin. I arrived, filled out the paperwork, and was told my appointment was with another doctor. When I stated that my appointment was with Dr. Lalin, the person at the desk replied that I guess things weren't explained to me, but then never offered the reason. I was directed to a large waiting room with dozens of people. It was a "factory like" setting. I left and found a wonderful doctor in a kinder, caring environment.
in Morristown, NJ |
Visited Dr. Lalin under very stressful circumstances with a sudden loss of vision. His ever so professional and compassionate staff (Jerry, Sonia and Eileen) put my mind at ease from the first call all the way through my visit and surgery. Dr Lalin himself was patient, reassuring, compassionate and incredibly capable. Going to him was the best decision I ever made.
in Phillipsburg, NJ |
Elected to have laser cataract surgery with Dr Lalin and went for upgraded lenses. The results were phenomenal and utterly life changing. Would recommend anyone considering eye surgery go to this group.
in morristown nj NJ |
after having recommended surgery by him I am partially blind in that eye.
in Boonton Township, NJ |
the staff, the facilty..top notch in every way. the office is very sensitive to issues you feel need immediate attention and they got me in the same day. the waiting room is like a hotel continental breakfast...a pleasant surprise which i believe reflects dr lalin's concern for his patients. i was impressed by the time he took to explain my condition, something other doctors did not do. he has wonderful bedside manner and my experience was excellent from start to finish.
in Madison, NJ |
Dr. Lalin and his staff was a pleasure to work with. Everyone was patient, friendly and professional.
in Morristown, NJ |
With limited knowledge of cataract removal process, eye surgery was feared- but Dr. Lalin and staff provided education, on-site facility tour and answered numerous concerns with patience and understanding- including insurance coverage explanation(s). End result is both eyes underwent week-apart process, with remarkable results. Despite all the reading, study and expectations, the ensuing vision- both color and clarity, is astonishing... not imaginable.
in Newton, NJ |
Dr .Lalin restored my vision after going blind in one eye from a retina detachment. I trust him completely with my eyes, he is professional, kind, informative and caring. He has done both my cataract surgeries and now a procedure on my right eye to repair damage from the retina detachment. He has a great staff and they are caring and make you feel comfortable in all my visits. He also has 3 office locations.
in Belvidere |
Dr. Lalin is a caring, outgoing, friendly doctor. He had me come in on a Saturday when his office was closed to put a gas bubble in my eye because my retina was detached. Most doctors would have waited until the weekend was over to do procedure. Being young and worried about my vision he reassured me that everything would be fine if I followed proper recovery steps. Two years later and my vision is 20/20 with my glasses and retina is healed properly just like it was prior to my procedure.
in Livingston NJ |
Dr. Lalin is a great doctor. He truly cares for his patients, I know first hand, as years ago in an emergency, he came in on a Sunday from his young child's birthday party to help me out with a torn retina. He got me through all that and stabilized my other eye, and has been our favorite doctor since then. He has a calm, confident, caring manner,
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  • Amerihealth
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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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