Where the World Comes for the Highest Quality Care
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) is the leading provider of eye and ear-nose-throat care in America. We perform close to 30,000 surgical procedures and have more than 225,000 outpatient visits each year from both US and international clients. And while New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was the first specialty hospital in the United States, founded in 1820, we have remained at the top of the medical profession by delivering the highest quality, most technologically advanced care, in consistent, multi-disciplinary environments. The safety, dignity and comfort of each patient and our record of successful outcomes set us apart in the global community
Department of Ophthalmology
With more than 155,000 outpatient visits and 22,000 surgical cases each year, NYEE is one of the nation’s most comprehensive centers for delivery of primary through tertiary eye care. Uniquely qualified to handle the most complicated cases, the hospital serves as a nationwide referral center with a commitment to teaching and research as well as technology-based patient care. Highly experienced staff using state-of-the-art instrumentation have made NYEE’s 17 operating rooms a national benchmark in efficiency in eye surgery cases.
Research is central to our success as it produces invaluable innovations keeping us at the forefront of our specialties. Glaucoma studies improve all aspects of medical, laser and surgical treatment of one of the world’s leading causes of preventable blindness, and honing in on genetic components that may ultimately lead to reversal. Retina research includes anti-proliferative agents and long-acting anti-inflammatories to prevent the blood vessel breakdown and vision loss. Sophisticated ultra high speed imaging techniques examine structures within the living eye at microscopic level. Ocular imaging contributes crystal clear definition and systems that allow clinicians to view images remotely and compare exams for changes over time. In uveitis, drug trials evaluate new ways to control the hostile actions of the immune system on the eye.
As an academic medical center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is kept at the top of the profession by its teaching and training activities. Our resident education program in Ophthalmology is one of the most competitive and highly sought opportunities in the world. Prestigious post-graduate fellowships draw more than two dozen international ophthalmologists and scholars for intensive study in several sub-specialties.
Many NYEE faculty and attending physicians are included in directories and surveys of “America’s Top Doctors.” We are regularly ranked by US News & World Reports as one of the Best Hospitals in America and have received Magnet status in recognition of excellence in nursing care.