Dr. Yale Fisher, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
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Dr. Yale Fisher, MD
Dr. Fisher is a clinical ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal diseases. Dr. Fisher's career is noteworthy in the areas of patient care, teaching, and research. He is the author of several textbooks in the field of vitreoretinal diseases and ultrasonography. Dr. Fisher has published more than 50 scientific articles and numerous scientific exhibits and posters. He was a course director for the American Academy of Ophthalmology for over 22 years and a review editor for many prestigious ophthalmic journals. He has received numerous awards for national and international professorships and lectureships. He has also been awarded the coveted Senior Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Fisher has lectured throughout the United States and abroad in the areas of ultrasonography and vitreoretinal surgery, developing new techniques and instruments in his field as well as pioneering developments in ocular endoscopy. He was selected by departmental chairmen and section chiefs at major centers nationwide as one of the 400 best doctors in America. Dr. Fisher has developed numerous intraocular surgical instruments which have advanced the field of vitreoretinal surgery. These instruments include electromagnets as well as endoscopic techniques for situations where microscopic visualization is limited or impossible. He recently launched a novel and extensive instructional website for educational purposes. The site, Ophthalmic Edge, contains lectures, animations, and an extensive interactive video library of real-time contact B-scan ultra sonograms.

460 Park Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10022

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Dr. Yale Fisher, MD

Dr. Yale Fisher, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Drusen
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more than 95% of peers
Retina Diseases
high
more than 81% of peers
Retinal Dystrophy
normal
more than 80% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exudative Vitreoretinopathy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Macula Halo Syndrome
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Degeneration, Polymorphic
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Disinsertion Syndrome
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Snowflake Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Retinal Testing

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

  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Cornell Med Center Ny Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Manhattan Eet Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fisher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fisher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fisher to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Fisher's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in New York, NY |
Should have retired years ago. Spends have of your time mumbling his own clever comments to doctors in training with him in his office while you sit there. Doesn't return phone calls. Doesn't send reports & rest records to doctors that need them. Go elsewhere.
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Dr. Fisher accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
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