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2014

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Hosts Children’s Hearing Institute and Marvel Custom Solutions Unveiling of New Super Hero Dedicated to Children with Hearing Loss

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, founded in 1820New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Announces New Leadership

Researchers Pinpoint Most Common Causes of Dangerous Eye Infection Post Surgery and Trauma

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, Named President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Chair of Ophthalmology for the Mount Sinai Health System

2013

The Mount Sinai Health System Is Formed to Provide Expanded Access to Primary, Specialty, and Ambulatory Care (September 30, 2013)
The Boards of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners (CHP) today announced completion of the transaction to establish a new, integrated health system called the Mount Sinai Health System.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Joins Mission to Kenya (August 2013)
Under the guidance of Stimson Schantz, MD, chief of head & neck surgery at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Nelson Co, CRNA, a team from International Surgical Mission Support (ISMS) will be traveling to southwestern Kenya to provide medical and surgical care in a remote village clinic for two weeks in October. 

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives Full ACCME Accreditation with Commendation (July 2013)
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Institute for Continuing Medical Education (ICME) has received full accreditation with commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), a nonprofit corporation responsible for accrediting US institutions that offer CME to physicians and other health care professionals. 

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ranked Among "America's Best Hospitals" and Best in New York Metro Area (July 2013)
As it has for more than 20 years, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was once again named one of "America's Best Hospitals" according to US News & World Report.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Physician Authors Art History Book on Ophthalmology (June 2013) -- Jay Galst, MD, a senior attending surgeon at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, is the primary author of Ophthalmologia: Optica et Visio in Nummis (Ophthalmology, Optics and Vision in Money), an art history and numismatic (study of currency) book about ophthalmology, the visual sciences and the depicition of the eye on coins, medals and tokens.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Sleep Center Receives New Accreditation from American Academy of Sleep Medicine (April 2013)
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Sleep Center, a six-room unit serving adult and pediatric patients, has been reaccredited from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Joins “Gift of Sight” Expedition to Nepal (July 2013)
A team of ophthalmologists from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, sponsored by Dooley Intermed International, Operation Restore Vision and Himalaya Eye Hospital, provided free eye examinations, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries to over 700 villagers in the remote Mustang region of Nepal during the "Gift of Sight" Expedition.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Recognizes Staff on the 2013 List of “Super Doctors” (May 2013)
Super Doctors is published online and in print as a special advertising section in leading newspapers as well as city and regional magazines, identifying area physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Launches World Orthoptics Day (June 2013)
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Pediatric Ophthalmology / Orthoptics/ Adult Strabismus Service serves joins with the International Orthoptic Association (IOA) to observe “World Orthoptic Day” as a way of increasing awareness of the profession and how orthoptists work to improve the vision of children – and indeed -- patients of all ages.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Nation's Oldest Specialty Hospital, Congratulates 28 Residency and Fellowship Graduates (June 2013)
Founded in 1820, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE) continued a great educational tradition with a Commencement Ceremony for residents and fellows on Thursday, June 20.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Names New Director of Ophthalmology Residency Program (June 2013)
Anita Gupta, MD has been appointed Ophthalmology Residency Program Director and Director of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. 

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Educational Foundation Hold Unique Cataract Surgical Training Course (May 2013)
In what has become a highly-sought-after educational activity for New York area ophthalmology residents, the 3rd annual Introduction to Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implants for 2nd Year Residents was held by New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and The Jorge N. Buxton, MD Microsurgical Education Foundation on May 18.  

Medical College and Hospital Announce New Chairman of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (May 2013)
New York Medical College and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary have appointed Paul A. Sidoti, M.D., as chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE), an affiliate of New York Medical College in New York City.

Ophthalmology Department Announces New Appointments (March 2013)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Ophthalmology announced the appointments of Steven E. Rosenberg, MD, as Associate Medical Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service and Anita Gupta, MD as Director of Medical Student Education.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary To Hold Voice Screening for Professional Singers (March 2013)
Every year in April, otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day.

NYEE to Offer Ophthalmology Education Throughout Romania (March 2013)
Christopher Teng, MD, a glaucoma expert at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will lecture, consult, teach and perform surgical demonstrations in Romania from March 15-24, 2013.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Pediatric ENT Director Discusses “When Is It Time to See a Specialist” (February 2013)
Winter can be an especially confusing time about whether or not patients need to see an ENT specialist.

Medical College and Hospital Announce New Chairman of Otolaryngology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (January 2013)
New York Medical College has appointed Edward J. Shin, M.D., as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE), an affiliate of New York Medical College in New York City.

2012

For Medical Professionals: Join Us at the Annual AAO Meeting in Chicago (November 2012)
Alumni Association Annual Cocktail Reception at The American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in Chicago, IL

NYEE Staff Star in Their Own Pink Glove Dance Video to Support Breast Cancer Awareness (October 2012)
They weren’t dancing in the streets – but from the surgical suites and executive suite to the parking lot and the roof of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

NYEE Marks 192 Years of Excellence in Specialty Care at November 15 Gala (October 2012)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s “Thanks for Giving” Gala is Thursday, November 15 from 6 PM to 10 PM at Guastavino’s, 409 East 59 Street (off First Avenue).

NYEE Appoints Dr. John Aljian to New Medical Post (July 2012)
John M. Aljian, MD, has been named to the newly created position of Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Organizes 1st Comprehensive Glaucoma Surgery Course for Ophthalmology Residents (July 2012)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and The Jorge N. Buxton, MD Microsurgical Education Foundation will hold the 1st Comprehensive Glaucoma Surgery Course for Ophthalmology Residents on Saturday, July 21.

NYEE, Nation's Oldest Specialty Hospital, Congratulates 25 Residency and Fellowship Graduates (June 2012)
Founded in 1820, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary continues a great educational tradition with a Commencement Ceremony for residents and fellows on Thursday, June 21.

NYEE Opens New PACU (May 2012)
As part of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Surgical Suite Initiative, overall a $13 million renovation and expansion of operating room facilities, a new PACU was opened for the recovery of post-anesthesia patients.

New York Eye and Ear Holds 2nd Annual Cataract Course for Residents in Tri-State Region (May 2012)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and The Jorge N. Buxton, MD Microsurgical Education Foundation will hold Introduction to Phacoemulsification and IOL’s for 2nd Year Residents Course & Wet Lab on Saturday, June 2.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Joins House Research Institute “Hear the Experts” Evening on May 15 (May 2012)
The House Research Institute will present Hear the Experts, an entertaining and informative evening dedicated to educating adults about common hearing health concerns affecting them or their friends and loved ones.

At The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Nigerian Doctor Studies to Bring Advanced Care to Country Most at Risk for Glaucoma (April 2012)
Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects African-Americans and Africans at a disproportionately higher rate and more severely than others. In Nigeria, a nation of 155,000,000 with Africa’s largest black population, there are only 450 ophthalmologists and none formally subspecializing in glaucoma.

3rd Annual Benefit Event for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Orthoptics (April 2012)
On Sunday June 10, from Noon to 3:30 PM, NYEE will present “CHAMBER MAGIC,” a private performance by Steve Cohen, known as “The Millionaires’ Magician.”

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Launches Hearing Loss Awareness Campaign (April 2012)
"As a musician, I know first-hand about the importance of hearing health. I cannot imagine a world without the ability to hear music. My world would be over!," says world-renowned trumpeter and composer Chris Botti, who appears in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) released by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE.)

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary To Hold Voice Screening for Professional Singers (March 2012)
Every year in April, otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day.

Tribute to Ophthalmology Chair Joseph Walsh, MD, to be Held May 11 (February 2012)
Joseph B. Walsh, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York Medical College, The Belinda Bingham Pierce & Gerald G. Pierce Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology—who began his career as an eye resident at NYEE in 1970—is now retiring as Chairman after 23 years of service.

NYEE Is World Leader in Providing International Ophthalmology Fellowships (February 2012)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary trains one of the largest numbers of international eye fellows of any medical center in the world.

Senior Residents from Around New York City Learn Fine Points of Cataract Surgery From Experts at NYEE (January 2012)
35 ophthalmology residents from numerous programs throughout the New York metropolitan area availed themselves of an intense day of expert insight and mentoring on the finer points of cataract surgery.

2011

NYEE Ophthalmologists Journey to Nepal to Teach and Perform Eye Surgery (December 2011)
Ophthalmologists from The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary traveled to Pokhara, Nepal in November on a medical mission to teach Nepali ophthalmologists and perform eye surgery on disadvantaged patients.

NYEE To Hold Special Course for All NY Area 3rd Year Eye Residents (November 2011)
The Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Foundation and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will sponsor an Advanced Phacoemulsification Course, Saturday, January 7, 2012, open to all 3rd year ophthalmology residents in the greater metropolitan area.

NYEE Is World Leader in Providing International Ophthalmology Fellowships (November 2011)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary trains one of the largest numbers of international eye fellows of any medical center in the world.

Director of Breast Services Appointed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (October 2011)
As one of the New York region’s leading hospitals for specialties involving microsurgical techniques, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary utilizes its uniquely equipped, state-of-the-art facilities for breast surgery as well as reconstructive breast surgery.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ranked Among "America's Best Hospitals" and Best in New York Metro Area (July 2011)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has once again been named one of "America's Best Hospitals" in its two core specialties by US News & World Report.

NYEE’S 2011 Gala is October 27 (July 2011)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s 2011 “Thanks for Giving” Ball will take place on Thursday, October 27 from 6 PM to 10:00 PM at “583 Park,” an elegant banquet space on Park Avenue and 63rd Street in Manhattan. 

Fourth Anniversary at the Helm of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary...A Q&A with D. McWilliams Kessler, president and Chief Executive Officer (July 2011)
D. McWilliams Kessler joined The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2007, bringing with him years of successful executive experience in expanding and operating nationally known health care organizations.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Center Adds Early Intervention Services (June 2011)
The Vestibular Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Hearing and Learning Center at the Ear Institute.

NYEE, Nation's First Specialty Hospital, Congratulates 28 Residency and Fellowship Graduates (June 2011)
Founded in 1820, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary continues a great educational tradition with a Commencement Ceremony for residents and fellows on Thursday, June 23.

NYEE Holds Unique Cataract Surgical Training Course for NY Area Residents (May 2011)
The Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Center at The New York Eye and Ear held its inaugural Introduction to Phacoemulsification & Intraocular Lens Implant course in May attended by 28 2nd year ophthalmology residents from New York area and taught by a faculty of recognized experts.

For Physicians: MEDITECH 6.0 EMR & Physician Software Demo - May 25, 2011
All NYEE Medical Staff members are welcome to attend a demonstration of the MEDITECH 6.0 EMR and Physician Software suite of products.

May 20 is Ophthalmology Resident & Fellow Research Day (May 2011)
The Department of Ophthalmology is pleased to present its 15th Annual Resident and Fellow Research Day on May 20, 2011.

New York Eye and Ear Surgeon To Scale Higher Goal for Fund-Raising Campaign (May 2011)
The 2010 Climbing for Sight and Sound campaign raised more than $20,000 in support of eye, ear, nose and throat services for children. Inspired by this success, esteemed New York Eye and Ear physician Dr. Stimson Schantz again has set himself an ambitious goal.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Urges Awareness of Look-Alike Sound-Alike Drugs (April 2011)
There are over 38 LASA Eye and Ear drug pair names that have been associated with Medication Errors resulting from patients taking medications incorrectly at home.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Forms International Partnership with Health Care System in Taiwan (March 2011)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary recently signed an Agreement to reestablish a “sister institution” partnership with the Show Chwan Health Care System of Taiwan.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ophthalmologist Receives Prestigious Jose Rizal International Medal for 2011 (March 2011)
Robert Ritch, MD, FACS, the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, Surgeon Director and Chief, Glaucoma Services, at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Jose Rizal International Medal from the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO).

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Continuum Health Partners Name Joseph M. Bernstein, MD, Director of Pediatric Ear-Nose-Throat (March 2011)
Joseph M. Bernstein, MD, has been appointed to the full-time faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Continuum Health Partners Otolaryngology Service Line.

Officials Proclaim Efforts of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Colleagues to Combat Leading Cause of Blindness (March 2011)
Joining an international effort to raise awareness about the threat of glaucoma, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has officially proclaimed March 6-12, 2011 as World Glaucoma Week in New York City. 

Mary Poppins Matinee To Benefit New York Eye and Ear Children’s Services (March 2011)
A special benefit performance of “Mary Poppins” headlines the second annual theater benefit and luncheon for The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary on Sunday, April 3, from 1 PM to 6 PM at The New Amsterdam Theatre.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary To Hold Voice Screening for Professional Singers (March 2011)
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Adds Animated Patient Education Library (January 2011)
To better inform and educate our patients, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has added a feature to this website which offers an array of short animated videos that explain anatomy of the eye, ear, nose, and throat and many common conditions and treatments.

From the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Sudanese Doctor Hopefully Watches Events in His Homeland (January 2011)
While political upheaval on the other side of the globe creates a new nation, Southern Sudan, the unfolding events are being watched from the wintery world of Manhattan by Dr. Sharafeldin Mustafa, an ophthalmologist in post-graduate training at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

2010

NYEE Inaugurates International Tele-Ophthalmology Instructional Conferences (December 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary sponsored an international teleconference on “The Effect of Sleep Apnea on Glaucoma” to the faculty, residents, and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Awarded $2.5 Million Federal Grant to Study Language in Children with Cochlear Implants (December 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has been awarded a five-year $2.5 million grant by the NIH- National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders to fund a study, Language Processing in Children with Cochlear Implants, by Richard G. Schwartz, Ph.D., Director of the Language and Hearing Research Laboratory at the Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Presidential Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Zimba Eye Clinic Mission a Rewarding Success, Reports NYEE Surgeon (November 2010)
More than 750 people were treated for a variety of visual impairments and blindness by the International Eye Volunteers medical mission to Zambia, Africa, which included NYEE ophthalmologist Douglas F. Buxton, MD, surgeon director and cornea specialist, and NYEE alumnus Peter Colquohon, MD, now of Michigan.

Documentary Featuring NYEE Debuts for World Sight Day (October 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will mark World Sight Day 2010 with the release of a documentary recently termed “inspirational” by the Village Voice.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives Federal Grant For Microscope Essential to Surgical Specialties (August 2010)
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced a $150,000 federal grant for The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which was unveiled at a special event in an NYEE operating room, where she was joined by New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s President and CEO, D. McWillams Kessler, and hospital doctors and nurses.

NYEE Surgeon Joins Surgical Mission in Zambia, Africa (August 2010)
Douglas F. Buxton, MD, ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and external diseases, will be part of the International Eye Volunteers two-week medical mission to the Zimba Eye Clinic in the African nation of Zambia. 

Jorge N. Buxton MD Microsurgical Education Foundation Formed to Advance Training at NYEE (July 2010)
The Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Foundation has been established to advance the study of microsurgical techniques among residents and practicing physicians in The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s unique practice laboratory, which provides comprehensive hands-on training to prepare surgeons for the complexities of the operating room in the hospital’s core specialties.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ranked Among "America's Best Hospitals" (July 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has once again been named one of "America's Best Hospitals" in its two core specialties by US News & World Report.

NYEE, Nation's Oldest Specialty Hospital, Congratulates 28 Residency and Fellowship Graduates (June 2010)
Founded in 1820, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary continues a great educational tradition with a Commencement Ceremony for residents and fellows on Thursday, June 17.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Hosts ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmology Scholar from China (May 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is host to an attending physician from Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Ruojin Ren, MD, PhD, who received one of only two ARVO/Pfizer Collaborative Research Fellowships awarded annually to promising investigators in ophthalmology.

NYEE Maintains World Leadership Providing International Ophthalmology Fellowships (May 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has been awarded a record number of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellowships, which are considered among the most prestigious international training awards in ophthalmology.

Save the Date: June 21, 2010 Alumni Association Spring Dinner Meeting and Wine Tasting (May 2010)
The Alumni Association of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will hold its 2010 annual meeting and awards ceremony on Monday, June 21, at the City Winery, located at 155 Varick Street in Soho.

NYEE Surgeon Leads ‘CLIMBING FOR A CAUSE’ Expedition to Raise Funds for Children's Services (April 2010)
Stimson Schantz, MD, director of Head & Neck Surgery/ Oncology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, is both a renowned surgeon and basic science researcher. What colleagues and patients may not know is that Dr. Schantz also is an adventurous mountaineer and soon will be “climbing for a cause.”

NYEE's Gala is November 4: 190 Years of Service Celebrated with Concert Performance (April 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s 2010 “Thanks for Giving” Ball will take place on Thursday, November 4 from 6 PM to 9:30 PM at “583 Park,” an elegant banquet space on Park Avenue and 63rd Street in Manhattan.

Singers Get a Spring Tune Up with Free Voice Screening at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (April 2010)
A medley of rock ’n rollers, sopranos and musical theater singers in the New York area received a comprehensive voice check-up and a stroboscopic exam of their vocal cords as part of an annual Voice Screening for Professional Singers, sponsored by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and MusiCares the charitable arm of the national Recording Academy.

Demonstration of Vocal Warm-up: How to Put Your Best Voice Forward (April 2010)
You can learn techniques to ready your voice for everyday use by following along with the videos courtesy of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery

NYEE/NYMC Staff Prominent at Annual Eye Research Meeting In May (April 2010)
With more than 75 papers and posters, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary/New York Medical College Department of Ophthalmology is again one of the largest contributors at the annual meeting of the Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), held May 2-6, 2010, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Promotes Vocal Health for World Voice Day (April 2010)
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day.

Surgeries at NYEE Broadcast to 100 Million Viewers Internationally (February 2010)
Several cutting-edge otolaryngology and ophthalmology procedures performed by leading specialists at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary were filmed for the Channel One program, Health («Здоровье») with Elena Malysheva, MD,” the most watched health show on Russian-language television.

Real-life Connection Found Between Helen Keller’s ‘Miracle Worker’ Teacher and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (2010)
Anne Sullivan Macy, the teacher who played a pivotal role in Helen Keller’s real life as well as the play, The Miracle Worker, was a long-time patient of Dr. Conrad Berens, one of the nation’s leading ophthalmologists and a surgeon director of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Staff Join Large-Scale “Eye Mission” (January 2010)
While many were on a spring break, some 57 volunteer health professionals including staff from the Continuum Health Partners, Inc., went on a week-long mission to provide eye care and surgery at the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) mission in Licey, Dominican Republic, a small town outside of Santiago.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Sleep Center Receives Accreditation from American Academy of Sleep Medicine (January 2010)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Sleep Center, a six-room unit serving adult and pediatric patients, has received five-year program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

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2009

"A Christmas Miracle" Story Highlights Efforts of NYEE Surgical Team to Restore Brooklyn Woman's Vision (December 2009)
You have heard me state how privileged I feel to serve The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary along with our exemplary medical staff.  This is especially so today as I draw your attention to the story that appears on the front page of this morning’s New York Daily News entitled “Gift of Sight.”

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Announces Partnership with ZocDoc (November 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, located at 14th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan and one of the nation’s leading providers of ophthalmology, otolaryngology and plastic surgery services, today announced its partnership with ZocDoc, the service to find and book doctor appointments online.

Robert Della Rocca, MD, Honored by Healthcare Chaplaincy for Compassionate Care (November 2009)
Robert C. Della Rocca, MD, chief of ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and director of the NYEE Dept. of Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt Hospital Center, was honored with the 2009 Wholeness of Life Award from the HealthCare Chaplaincy.

Sinus Treatment Guidelines Updated (November 2009)
“Guidelines for the Treatment of Nasal Obstruction and Chronic Rhinosinusitis" are a tool for both the practicing physician and the patient who wants more education about the condition. 

Second Avenue Entrance to North Building is Temporarily Closed (October 2009)
As part of the our Facilities Modernization Program to enhance your health care experience while visiting The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, renovation of the Hospital’s West Entrance of the North Building on Second Avenue will begin Friday, October 30, 2009. 

New York and Philadelphia "Eye" Hospitals are Friendly Rivals in World Series (October 2009)
On behalf of the leadership team of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, president & CEO D. McWilliams Kessler has a friendly wager with Wills Eye Hospital (Philadelphia) leadership and CEO Joseph Bilson.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Gala Honors Morton P. Hyman, Prominent Family of Ophthalmologists, and Features Special Jazz Performance (October 2009)
On Thursday, November 19, 2009, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will hold its annual Thanks for Giving Ball at “583 Park” (Park Avenue & 63rd Street).

Video Atlas of Ophthalmic Ultrasound Created at NYEE (October 2009)
Based on material from the Advanced Retinal Imaging Lab of the NYEE, Dr. Julian Pancho S. Garcia, Jr. has published Dynamic Ophthalmic Ultrasonography: a Video Atlas for Ophthalmologists and Imaging Technicians (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins).

New Location for Patients Having Laser Procedures (October 2009)
If you are having a laser procedure and your doctor directed you to the “new” Laser Center at 230 Second Avenue, please go to the building in the photo, which is on the north side of 14th Street.

NYEE Otolaryngology Chair Completes International Surgical Education Program (September 2009)
Steven Schaefer, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, delivered lectures and performed surgery over a period of 20 days in Europe and Asia.

NYEE Outpatient Center Announces Important Schedule Change for Eye Services (September 2009)
Effective September 1, 2009, the hours of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ophthalmology Outpatient Center are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM for patient registration.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is Named a National Magnet® Hospital (September 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, located at 310 E. 14th Street in Manhattan, has achieved Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services.

NYEE To Raise Awareness and Funds for Breast Reconstruction (August 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will hold a reception hosted by President & CEO D. McWilliams Kessler on October 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the University Club to inaugurate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the creation of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s New York Center for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction.

New Research in Neuro-Ophthalmology at NYEE and Other Continuum Hospitals (August 2009)
Mark J. Kupersmith, MD, chief of neuro-ophthalmology at NYEE, is the Chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Research Disease Investigator Consortium (NORDIC), which was officially established on February 6, 2009, supported by five-year grant from the National Eye Institute. 

NYEE Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists (July 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary laboratory has once again been awarded full two-year accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in a survey process that involves on-site inspection and stringent review of staff qualifications, laboratory equipment, facilities, safety and management.

NYEE Institute for Continuing Medical Education Awarded Re-accreditation (July 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Institute for Continuing Medical Education (ICME) has been awarded full re-accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for a four-year period through July 31, 2013.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ranked Among "America's Best Hospitals" (July 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was once again ranked among the nation's top hospitals in the annual U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" survey.

NYEE, Nation's Oldest Specialty Hospital, Congratulates Residency and Fellowship Graduates (June 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary continues a great educational tradition with a Commencement Ceremony for residents and fellows on Thursday, June 18.

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary to Benefit from Fine Art Sale June 19 (June 2009)
We take pleasure in alerting you to an exclusive opportunity to purchase fine art while you support The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Robert Ritch, MD, Elected Chair of International Council of Ophthalmology's Advisory Committee (June 2009)
Robert Ritch, MD, who holds the Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology and is Surgeon Director and Chief of Glaucoma Services at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, was recently elected Chair of the Advisory Committee...

Public Notice: NYEE to Receive Magnet Recognition Program® Site Visit (May 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet.

NYEE/NYMC Staff Prominent at ARVO Annual Meeting (April 2009)
With more than 75 papers and posters, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary/New York Medical College Department of Ophthalmology was again one of the leading contributors at the annual meeting of the Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), held recently in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

American Association of Eye & Ear Hospitals Presents 25th Anniversary Plaque to New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (April 2009)
The American Association of Eye and Ear Hospitals (AAEEH) presented a bronze plaque to commemorate the 25th year of the founding of the Association at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1983. 

NYEE Is Sponsor of "Living With Radiation" Conference on Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Held at United Nations (April 2009)
An annual conference on thyroid cancer was held at the United Nations on Wednesday, April 15, to focus on the state-of-the-art treatment of thyroid cancer...

New York's Singers Hit High Notes in Free Voice Screening at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (April 2009)
A rich mix of rock ’n rollers, sopranos and musical theater singers living and performing in Metro New York spent last Saturday April 4, 2009 getting a comprehensive voice check-up...

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Marks World Glaucoma Day with Eye Screening of United Nations Staff (March 2009)
Hospital Joins with International Community to Emphasize Importance of Early Detection for Millions Worldwide.

2009 NYEE Gala - Save the Date! (March 2009)
Announcing details for our 2009 "Thanks for Giving Ball".

NYEE Becomes a World Leader in Providing International Ophthalmology Fellowships (February 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has been awarded five International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellowships for 2009. These Fellowships are considered among the most prestigious international training awards in ophthalmology.

Special Notice to Our Patients and Visitors (February 2009)
As part of the our Facilities Modernization Program to enhance your health care experience while visiting The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, renovation of the Hospital’s Main Entrance on 14th Street  will begin Friday, February 20, 2009.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Promotes Vocal Health for World Voice Day (February 2009)
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day. 

NYEE STUDY: Endoscopic Surgery Less Invasive Alternative to Treat Swallowing Problems (January 2009)
Authors Use Online Video of Procedure to Encourage Its Use

Pain Management Services Open at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (January 2009)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will open a new Pain Management Service starting February 3 under the direction of Scott Gottlieb, MD, who is double board-certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology.

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2008

Dermatology is Now Available at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (December 2008)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary will begin operations of a new Dermatology service on January 6, 2009, directed by Lori A. Brightman, MD.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Expands Sleep Center (November 2008)
More than 1,400 people a year from the tri-state area who suffer a variety of sleep problems, from apnea (cessation of breathing) to loud snoring, are studied each year at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s four-year-old Sleep Center, which continues to expand.

Dr. Michael Strauss New Director of Medicine at NYEE (December 2008)
Dr. Strauss, a practicing internist, has been on staff at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary since 1983. 

Dr. Robert Ritch Receives New Award from The Glaucoma Foundation (December 2008)
At its December 3rd Annual Black & White Ball, The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) presented its first Award for Excellence and Innovation in Glaucoma to Robert Ritch, MD.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Gives Support to National Diabetes Goal (November 2008)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has joined other leaders in health care, business, government, and education in support for a new, unified National Diabetes Goal designed to focus efforts on reversing the upward trend of diabetes in the United States.

“Thanks for Giving” Ball raises more than $500,000 for The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (October 2008)
On October 23, nearly 400 friends and supporters joined for a festive evening of dinner and music at The Puck Building for The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary’s 2008 “Thanks for Giving Ball.”

NYEE Wins $3.2M Grant to Expand Surgical and Urgent Care Services (October 2008)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary today announced the receipt of a special New York State grant of $3.2 million to build two new operating rooms and a new urgent care center.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to Host World-Renowned Ophthalmologist: Area Medical Professionals Invited (October 2008)
NYEE's Visiting Professor Lecture Series will host one of the world’s leading figures in ophthalmology—Jost Jonas, MD, Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Clinical Medicine Mannheim, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany...

Head and Neck Surgery Patients Often Isolate Themselves: Support Group at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Provides Comfort and Inspiration (July 2008)
Most head and neck cancer patients undergo facial or oral reconstruction that results in clearly visible scars, and difficulty in speaking, eating and swallowing, challenges which frequently trigger social withdrawal and depression...

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ranked Among "America's Best Hospitals" (July 2008)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was once again ranked among the nation's top hospitals in the annual U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" survey.

NYEE Offers Latest Fraxel Re:pair Laser Surgery: Has Fewer Risks, Shorter Recovery Than Other Laser Procedures (June 2008)
The newest and most advanced type of non-invasive Fraxel laser treatments, called Fraxel Re:pair, is being used to tighten and smooth wrinkles on the face and around the eyes of patients at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

NYEE, Nation's Oldest Specialty Hospital, Congratulates Residency and Fellowship Graduates (June 2008)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary congratulates its Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Residency Training program and fellowship graduates of 2008.

NYEE Physician Publishes Article on Need for Eye Exams Among Melanoma Patients (May 2008)
It has long been known that sunbathing can cause skin cancer.  Little discussed until now, however, is that skin cancer can spread to the orbit and eye.

$2 Million Gift Honors World Leader in Glaucoma (April 2008)
D. McWilliams Kessler, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, announced that donors Shelley and Steven Einhorn have made a $2 million gift to name The Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology.

Free Vocal Health Screening Attracts Jazz, R&B and Opera Singers to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (April 2008)
Eighty very grateful New York area professional jazz, opera and R&B singers took advantage of a free vocal health screening at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Voice & Swallowing Institute on April 12, many getting their voices medically appraised for the first time, some finding they had vocal cord medical problems and every one of them establishing a health baseline for future care.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Promotes Vocal Health for World Voice Day (April 2008)
Every year on April 16, otolaryngologists (ear-nose-throat specialists) and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day. 

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Sleep Center Offers Tips for Daylight Time Return (March 2008)
As the nation prepares for the return of Daylight Saving Time, Sunday, March 9, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Sleep Center and the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) urge New Yorkers to “sleep in” on that Sunday morning, instead of losing an hour of sleep.

Low Vision Resources for Patients & Professionals (March 2008)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Institute for Continuing Medical Education has assembled a Low Vision Resource Compendium

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Opens the Area's Premier Ear Institute (February 2008)
City Proclamation Declares “New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ear Institute Day”

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Celebrates World Glaucoma Day (February 2008) The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Joins First Annual Observance To Draw Attention To “The Sneak Thief of Sight”

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Visits the NYSE (February 2008) The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Rings NYSE Opening Bell to Highlight Vision and Hearing Awareness

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2007

"Thanks for Giving" Ball raises more than $600,000 for The New York Eye and Infirmary (November 2007)
2007 Ball was the most successful ever, raising more than $600,000 to benefit patient care services.

New Members of Executive Team Welcomed (November 2007)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s President & CEO, D. McWilliams Kessler, has appointed two senior executives to his team to “bolster business development and open new avenues of philanthropy,” he said in making the announcements.

Researchers at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to Study Troubling Voice Disorder With NIH Grant (November 2007)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the cause of spasmodic dysphonia, a disorder that triggers involuntary “spasms” of the vocal cords and causes a whispering or severely strained voice.

NYEE Hosts Postgraduate Training For Surgeons from Africa (October 2007)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Otolaryngology was lauded in the October issue of AAO-HNS Bulletin for its humanitarian efforts in providing a unique educational opportunity to doctors from a most under-served region — Ethiopia ― a country of 80 million people and fewer than 10 ENT doctors.

NYEE and Beth Israel Medical Center to Train Vision Screening Teams in NYC Elementary Public Schools (August 2007)
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives a $145,000 Contract to Train Vision Screening Teams in a New York Citywide Initiative to Diagnose Potential Eye Problems in Children at an Early Age

NYEE Ranked Among “America's Best Hospitals” (July 2007)
View the results of the 2007 Survey by US News & World Report.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Appoints D. McWilliams Kessler
as New CEO
(June 2007)
The board of directors of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has appointed D. McWilliams Kessler as its new president and chief executive officer, effective July 16, 2007.

NYEE Congratulates Residency and Fellowship Graduates (June 2007)
NYEE, Nation's oldest specialty hospital, congratulates residency graduates.

Breakthrough Simulator Helps Train Eye Surgeons (May 2007)
The high-tech, minimally invasive techniques used in modern eye surgery to treat cataracts and retinal diseases have rendered the traditional method of training resident surgeons on animal specimens increasingly inadequate.

New Books by New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Physicians (May 2007)
NYEE doctors author publications on remedies for dry eyes and on tear duct surgery.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Vocal Experts Offer Self-Test for World Voice Day (April 2007)
“Don’t Tax Your Voice” campaign promotes ways to preserve and protect the voice and avoid developing voice disorders.

NYEE Holds Conference on Thyroid Cancer at U.N. (April 2007)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, in cooperation with World Information Transfer, Inc., holds conference entitled, "Living with Radiation: Treatment of Aggressive Thyroid Cancer after the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident" at the United Nations.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Uncovers Long-Lost Biography of Founder (March 2007)
Glimpses of New York City life and medicine can be found in a recently uncovered biography of Edward Delafield, MD, one of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's founding physicians.

NYEE Otolaryngology Faculty Receive Kudos From Medical College (March 2007)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is honored for the largest percentage of faculty peer-reviewed publications for a clinical department.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives Prestigious International Training Awards (March 2007)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is awarded another in a series of fellowships by the International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies (IFOS/ICO).

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Announces Promotions in Opthalmology Department (January 2007)
Richard B. Rosen, MD and Paul A. Sidoti, MD continue their excellence in leadership.

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2006

Winter Laryngitis: NYEE Voice Specialist Explains Prevention and Treatment (December 2006)
It is that time of year when the temperature drops, the weather changes and we all begin to get colds or the flu.

Gala Ball Raises $450,000 for NYEE (November 2006)
450 guests gathered at The Pierre in New York City on November 20, 2006, for the annual "Thanks for Giving" Ball which raised more than $450,000 to benefit patient care services at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

"We Listen So Kids Can Hear" Benefit Honors Co-Directors of Cochlear Implant Center (November 2006)
Benefit raises $1 million for children who are hearing-impaired.

Curing "Sleep Disordered Breathing" Can Improve Your Child's School Performance and Other Health Problems, Too (August 2006)
Some 90% of children who snore are at risk for a condition called sleep disordered breathing and this may affect their school performance.

NYEE Physician’s Work Highlighted In Leading Medical Journal (July 2006)
Steven Schaefer, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at NYEE, and his associates recently published the lead article in the premier otolaryngology journal, Laryngoscope.

New Hope for Macular Degeneration Patients: Major Advances (June 2006)
New imaging technology for the eye being pioneered at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, coupled with advanced medical treatments, is rapidly changing the outlook for many patients with macular degeneration.

Protect Your Eyes at Work and Play (June 2006)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary promotes Healthy Vision Month.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Ranked Among "America's Best Hospitals" (Summer 2006)
U.S. News & World Report annual survey: NYEE among best hospitals.

The Bendheim Family Retina Center Dedicated at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (May 2006)
Visits at the Retina Center have jumped 50 percent in three years.

NYEE Is Co-Sponsor of Conference at UN on Thyroid Cancer After Chernobyl (April 2006)
Medical professionals attended a special conference on thyroid cancer on April 20, 2006, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

NYEE Physician receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor (May 2006)
Navin C. Mehta, MD receives prestigious award.

NYEE Is Co-Sponsor of Conference at UN on Thyroid Cancer After Chernobyl (April 2006)
NYEE Co-Sponsors 15th Annual International Conference at UN – Health and Environment.

Children's Hearing Institute Patient is Highlighted in Newsweek Article (April 2006)
"The Sun Has Finally Come Out for Alex"

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Observes World Voice Day (March 2006)
World Voice Day brings awareness of voice disorders to men, women and children.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Physician Honored by NY State Medical Society (January 2006)
The Medical Society of the State of New York has selected Robert Ritch, MD, as the 2006 recipient of the Albion O. Bernstein, MD Award.

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2005

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Co-Sponsors Conference on Organ & Eye Donations (September 2005)
NYEE and the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration are holding a first-of-its-kind colloquium on the future of organ, tissue and eye transplantation and donation.

Back to School: Curing "Sleep Disordered Breathing" Can Improve Your Child's School Performance (August 2005)
One reason your child may not be getting a good night’s sleep is that he or she is having breathing problems.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Voice Center has New Medical Director (August 2005)
Michael J. Pitman, MD has been appointed Director of the Voice Center.

Suture Suspension Facial Plastic Surgery - "The Thread Lift" - Now Offered at NYEE (July 2005)
The Department of Plastic Surgery at NYEE announces the availability of minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures such as suture suspension facial plastic surgery, also known as the "Thread Lift."

NYEE Institute for Continuing Medical Education (ICME) Awarded Re-accreditation (July 2005)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Institute for Continuing Medical Education (ICME) has been awarded full re-accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

LPGA Event Brings The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Funds and Friends (June 2005)
Tournament donates a portion of its proceeds to NYEE

Special Goggles Determine if you Have the Most Common Form of Dizziness (May 2005)
To determine if a patient has BPPV, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary uses special goggles that are hooked up to a computer and monitor.

185th Anniversary Gala to honor Judith C. Zesiger, Robert Ritch, MD and Bausch & Lomb  (May 2005)
November gala details announced

Latest in Eye Research: NYEE Physicians Present More than 50 Papers at Prestigious Conference (May 2005)
NYEE faculty and staff make impressive showing at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

NYEE Welcomes New Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology (Spring 2005)
Robin A. Dyleski, MD, has been appointed Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Sleep Center Opens at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (January 2005)
New center for adult and pediatric patients who need evaluation for sleep apnea or other sleep disorders.

Surgery Successful for Child Injured in Russian School Shooting  (January 2005)
Follow up story on Anya Kadalanova's progress following surgery at NYEE in October 2004

Tsunami Relief Effort: How to Help  (January 2005)
In the wake of the great disaster throughout Southeast Asia many people have asked The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary how they could help -- here's how...

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2004

Holiday Gala Highlights (December 2004)
Thomas O. Muldoon, MD, Chief of Retina Services since 1997, and John S. Chen, Chairman of Sybase are honored at annual gala.

Reconstructive Eye Surgery for 10-year-old Survivor of Russian School Siege (October 2004)
Ophthalmic surgeons at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary successfully completed the first step in a two-stage, complex eye implant operation for ten-year-old Anya Kadalanova.

Advanced Training Center for Surgeons Opens at NYEE (September 2004)
Grand Opening of the Jorge N. Buxton Microsurgical Education Center

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Neighborhood Improvement Earns International Recognition(September 2004)
The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has honored Union Square with an 8th-placed ranking in their list of "Best Squares and Plazas.

Take a Tour of the Pediatric Surgery Center (August 2004)
More than 3,500 children a year have operations at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, so you can be sure we have staff who are very experienced and facilities that are designed to be comfortable and efficient.     en Español: Visite Nuestras Instalaciones y Conozca a Nuestro Personal

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Installs World's Fastest CT Scanner(June 2004)
Clinicians benefit from higher quality images, image reconstructions more specific to their needs, and the option to receive images stored on CDs.

NYEE Awarded Prestigious International Fellowships (June 2004)
For the second consecutive year, NYEE has been awarded prestigious fellowships by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).

Simon Parisier, MD, Internationally Renowned Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Joins NYEE Staff (May 2004)
Founder of The Children’s Hearing Institute (CHI) and a world-renowned pioneer in the development of cochlear implants for children and adults, has been appointed co-director of the Cochlear Implant and Children’s Hearing Center at NYEE.

Sybase Classic Coverage (March - June 2004)

Infirmary Researchers Make Impressive Showing at National Conference (April 2004)
Attending Staff and Alumni present research papers at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Opens Innovative Stroke Prevention Service (March 2004)
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has opened a unique new service to prevent stroke and other cerebral vascular diseases in the thousands of patients who visit The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s Retina Center each year.

Artificial Corneal Implant at NYEE is First Biocompatible Operation of its Kind in Tri-state Area (February 2004)
The region's first artificial cornea implant to restore vision is performed in a man who had been legally blind for decades as the result of a chemical burn.

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