Seeing clearly at the Maimonides Eye Institute in Brooklyn

The Maimonides Eye Institute provides routine checkups as well as specialty care for adults and children. Our staff assesses each patient’s needs and uses the most sophisticated diagnostic tools available. If we detect or suspect a vision problem in a patient, the Institute is equipped with the latest technology to treat all types of ophthalmologic problems.

The Institute’s founder and director, Norman Saffra, MD FACS has assembled a highly talented and compassionate team of ophthalmic physicians who are committed to quality eye care and trained in the latest methods of laser surgery and microsurgery.

We treat a variety of eye conditions

  • Amblyopia (also known as lazy eye)
  • Cataracts
  • Cornea problems, such as dry eyes and corneal transplants
  • Diabetic eye disease (also known as diabetic retinopathy)
  • Disease of the retina
  • Eyelid and orbital problems
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Neuro-ophthalmological problems
  • Retinal tears and detachment
  • Strabismus (also known as crossed eyes)
  • Traumatic eye injuries

Treatments and services we offer

  • Contact lens fitting
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery
  • In-office laser surgery
  • Laser vision correction
  • Primary eye care
  • Wide selection of eyeglass frames and lenses
  • Wide selection of low-vision devices for patients who are visually disabled

The Eye Institute, in conjunction with our hospital’s community outreach activities, provides education to the community about eye-related topics. Through participation in the borough-wide vision-screening programs, Dr. Saffra and his staff have conducted screenings for a variety of eye issues.

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Clinical studies and research

The Eye Institute is at the forefront of advancing medical science by pursuing research in eye diseases. Our ophthalmologists conduct clinical trials, including therapy for dry eyes, retinal diseases, and glaucoma. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our current research efforts.

Pediatric Eye Center

The Eye Institute’s commitment to the care of our youngest members of the community can be found at our Pediatric Eye Center. This 1600 square-foot facility is outfitted with the best equipment for diagnosis and management of eye disorders in infants, children, and teenagers.

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 4901 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219.


We’ll help make things clearer for you—call us at (718) 283-2665 to make an eye appointment

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