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The Social Work Department at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) offers support groups for select eye and ear, nose and throat conditions. Members are given a forum to share their stories, ask questions, and find out about useful resources in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Ophthalmology Support Groups

Macular Degeneration Support Group
During our monthly support group members can discuss their experiences, share coping strategies and providing emotional support to each other. NYEE’s doctors and patent care staff provide information about new technologies, research into the condition and nutrition guidance.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, except July, 2-3pm in the 3rd Floor Conference room at NYEE, 310 East 14th Street. For more information, please contact Marcie Braverman, LCSW at 212-979-4393.

We are currently recruiting members for two new groups:

  • Uveitis Support Group
  • Ocular Cancer Support Group

If you are interested please call Marcie Braverman, LCSW at 212-979-4393.

Otolaryngology Support Groups

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Life after a head and neck cancer diagnosis is a major life change. We provide patients with psychological, emotional and social support and resources to help them adjust to emotional and practical changes, so they can move forward.

A team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, social workers, and speech pathologists attend the support groups to educate and help patients cope with life’s challenges.

Interpreters are available to attend the group's meetings as needed. Transportation is provided for those patients in need and lunch is served at every meeting. The participation of family members and significant others is encouraged.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month, 11am-1pm in the 3rd Floor conference room at NYEE 310 East 14th Street, New York, NY.

For more information, please contact Henedia (Hennie) Sirilan, RN, MSN at 212-979-4421.

Cochlear Implant Support Group for Ear Institute Patients only
Cochlear implants (CI) can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life. Share experiences and insights with other cochlear implant users, get help adjusting to life with CI’s and gain the most from living with your device.

Meetings are held at the Ear Institute, 380 Second Avenue, 9th Floor. For information please call 212-438-7848 or

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Address310 East 14th Street
South Building, 1st Floor, Suite 101
New York, NY 10003

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