Cohen Eye Institute

Cataract & Refractive Surgeon and Cornea Specialists & LASIK Surgeons located in Midtown East, Manhattan, Queens, New York, NY & Old Bridge, NJ

About Practice

Innovation. Experience. Unmatched Expertise.

One of the most skilled eye surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ilan Cohen has successfully performed thousands of laser and cornea surgery procedures including LASIK, cataract surgeries, glaucoma treatments, corneal collagen crosslinking, and many more treatments for various ocular health and vision conditions. He was the first surgeon in the New York City area to perform implantable contact lens surgery and the artificial corneal transplant.

He’s been featured on CBS, Fox, and CNBC for his innovative surgical techniques, has authored chapters in multiple ophthalmology textbooks, and speaks at conferences and seminars. He personally meets with every patient before surgery, something many other eye surgeons don’t do. He continually innovates by learning and using the most advanced technology and methods while always pursuing maximum safety, best outcomes, and fastest recovery times. He operates at the most prominent eye centers in the New York City area, including The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

And most importantly, he leverages all his experience and expertise to evaluate each patient’s suitability for a procedure. Dr. Cohen will always recommend the best possible option for your unique situation.

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Cohen Eye Institute

Innovation. Experience. Unmatched Expertise.

One of the most skilled eye surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ilan Cohen has successfully performed thousands of laser and cornea surgery procedures including LASIK, cataract surgeries, glaucoma treatments, corneal collagen crosslinking, and many more treatments for various ocular health and vision conditions. He was the first surgeon in the New York City area to perform implantable contact lens surgery and the artificial corneal transplant.

He’s been featured on CBS, Fox, and CNBC for his innovative surgical techniques, has authored chapters in multiple ophthalmology textbooks, and speaks at conferences and seminars. He personally meets with every patient before surgery, something many other eye surgeons don’t do. He continually innovates by learning and using the most advanced technology and methods while always pursuing maximum safety, best outcomes, and fastest recovery times. He operates at the most prominent eye centers in the New York City area, including The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

And most importantly, he leverages all his experience and expertise to evaluate each patient’s suitability for a procedure. Dr. Cohen will always recommend the best possible option for your unique situation.

See Why Other Doctors Refer Their Patients to Dr. Cohen


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LASIK: Improve Your Vision. No More Glasses and Contacts 

For patients who qualify, LASIK eye surgery offers a chance to eliminate their need for glasses or contact lenses.

With dual fellowships in cornea and refractive surgery, Dr. Cohen has performed LASIK surgery for over twenty years. An expert in all LASIK procedures including bladeless LASIK, he determines which one is right for each patient. 

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Cataract Surgery: Get Your Vision Back

If you’ve been told by your eye doctor that you have cataracts, schedule a consultation to learn more about getting them removed using laser cataract surgery. You can choose from a few treatment options, many of which are partly covered by most insurance plans. 

If you’re seeing halos around lights, glare when driving or blurriness that glasses can’t fix, your cataracts will only continue to get worse. 

Cataract surgery removal surgery is one of the safest procedures performed today. Dr. Cohen has more than a 99% success rate. 

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Glaucoma Treatments: Catching the Silent Vision Thief

Glaucoma has no symptoms and no cure. Left untreated, it may eventually cause you to go blind. But you can do something about it. You can slow down or possibly halt the worsening of your vision by having Dr. Cohen perform one or more of the treatment options for glaucoma, including the latest laser procedures. 

But catching it early is critical to preserving your vision. The earlier your glaucoma gets detected, the more treatment options you’ll have to choose from, and the higher your chances of success. 

The best way to find out if you have glaucoma is with a comprehensive eye exam with dilation. 

 

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Treat Keratoconus with Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

Glasses and contact lenses can only do so much to correct the vision problems caused by this mostly genetic eye disease. The same holds true for people experiencing post-LASIK ectasia. If you have one of these conditions, your cornea is thinning and forming into an unnatural cone shape that distorts vision and makes it difficult to wear vision correcting contact lenses. 

Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a newer treatment that strengthens the fibers of the cornea and slows the progressive distortion of keratoconus. 

CXL is the only keratoconus treatment which can slow the rate of progression of the disease. It works best the sooner treatment begins, before your corneas become too misshapen. 

Patients who have undergone CXL are also candidates for the latest keratoconus treatment, Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy, a procedure that helps reshape the cornea, once the fibers have been strengthened, in order to improve vision. 

 

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