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Norman Saffra, ophthalmic laser and microsurgeon, relocates in Hewlett


Dr. Norman Saffra, of one of the nation’s leading ophthalmic laser and microsurgeons, recently moved and expanded his office. He is now located at 1229 Broadway, suite 210, in Hewlett, not far from his previous office at 1420 Broadway.

Dr. Saffra is known for his expertise is treating diseases that cause vision loss. He is an expert in conditions affecting the posterior (back) segment of the eye, involving the optic nerve, retina and vitreous. He has extensive experience treating diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachments, uveitis as well as ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease.

Dr. Saffra is an active member of many ophthalmic associations. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, the American Uveitis Society and the North American Association of Neuro-Ophthalmology. 

A frequent lecturer at medical schools and to physicians throughout the country, Dr. Saffra has published extensively in leading scientific journals. He is a clinical professor of Ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an adjunct professor at the NYU School of medicine and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Television and newspaper reporters seek him out regularly for comments and quotes on heath stories involving vision. 

He has been awarded two patents for surgical instruments he has helped design with major manufacturers, and serves as a consultant for the FDA’s panel of Ophthalmic Medical Devices.

Dr. Saffra is at the forefront pf advancing medical science with research into diseases that cause permanent vision loss. He is on the staff of the New York Ear and Eye Infirmary, Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone, and has been listed in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue for the past 19 years, as well as listed in the Castle Connolly Guide of the best doctors in the New York City metropolitan area.

Source: Office of Dr. Norman Saffra