Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Dr. Martin Mayers, Chairman, Ophthalmology, performing cornea evaluation using Oculus Pentacam equipment.

 

Ophthalmology

A Healthy Vision for the Future

Bronx-Lebanon’s Department of Ophthalmology, under the leadership of Dr. Martin Mayers, has developed a reputation for providing the highest quality eye care to the Bronx community. It offers a full spectrum of adult and pediatric eye care, including Cataract, Oculoplastic, and Refractive surgeries, as well as neuro-ophthalmology and contact lens services. Corneal, external eye, retinal, and vitreous diseases, in addition to Glaucoma, Strabismus, and Uveitis are also treated.

This year brought the addition of a Zeiss OPMI Lumera 700 operating microscope. Its RESIGHT viewing system allows the Ophthalmology team to perform the most complex retina eye surgeries. Dr. Brandon Johnson, a vitreo-retinal surgeon and Dr. Fiorella Saponara, a cornea and cataract surgeon, were recently added to the staff.

 

At the Ophthalmology department’s main Concourse location, the latest in diagnostic eye technology is available:

  • Heidelberg Spectralis OCT Plus—for retinal and glaucoma diseases
  • Optos 200Tx widefield retina camera with autofluorescence and fluorescein angiography
  • Oculus Pentacam HR—for three-dimensional analysis of the cornea and anterior segment
  • Espion Profile ERG, MFERG, EOG, VEP—for electrodiagnostic testing
  • Zeiss IOLMaster—for intraocular lens calculations in patients with cataracts
Dr. Jonathan Levine, Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, and Retina  Specialist, examining patient.
Dr. Jonathan Levine, Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, and Retina
Specialist, examining patient.

Bronx-Lebanon’s Ophthalmology Residency Program is also attracting top-tier medical students, and placing its graduates in highly sought after fellowships. “We are proud of our role in training the next generation of eye care specialists,” stated Dr. Jonathan Levine, Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, and Retina Specialist.

In addition to its Concourse location, Bronx-Lebanon’s ophthalmology team provide comprehensive care at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center, BronxCare at Third Avenue, and BronxCare at Poe outpatient practices.

“Our patients receive the most advanced eye care from an expert team of dedicated specialists that have sophisticated diagnostic and microsurgical equipment available to them.”

—Dr. Martin Mayers, Chairman, Ophthalmology