Julius Shulman, MD, founder of Eastside Eye Associates, has been recognized for his dedicated patient care, outstanding clinical knowledge, and exceptional cataract and laser surgical skills. From the simple task of prescribing eyeglasses to patients who cannot see, to the most technologically advanced laser assisted cataract surgery in patients who similarly cannot see, Dr. Shulman’s clinical and surgical skills fuel the engine of his modern day ophthalmology practice.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Shulman attended Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate Medical School. After finishing his ophthalmology residency in 1975 at Mt Sinai Hospital, out of Brooklyn but happily still in New York, Dr. Shulman started what was to become one of the busiest ophthalmology practices in New York City, Eastside Eye Associates on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside. Over the course of his nearly 40 years in practice, Dr. Shulman has had several major accomplishments, devoted patient care not withstanding. He pioneered the use of intraocular lenses during cataract surgery at Mt Sinai Hospital, as well as two forms of sterile technique that are now standard practice during thousands of eye operations city-wide.
He has been on several medical missions, two to India, and four to Peru, volunteering his time to help bring sight to those blind and less fortunate. His two books, the first, “CATARACTS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE – FROM DIAGNOSIS TO RECOVERY-FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES”, originally published by Simon and Schuster, and the second, “NO MORE GLASSES-THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO LASER VISION CORRECTION” published by iUniverse, were the first books in their field to help patients make a truly informed decision on cataract and laser vision surgery.
Dr. Shulman was also honored as a Best Doctor in New York Magazine, a Top Doctor in the New York Times and in Castle Connolly. He is proud to be inducted into Worldwide Registry. In 1986 Dr. Julius Shulman became one of the first physicians in New York to perform surgery to correct nearsightedness. The development of the excimer laser has revolutionized the correction of nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness, and now Laser Vision Correction has become a main area of concentration in his practice.
His first book, Cataracts, The Complete Guide (Simon and Schuster, 1984, revised St. Martin’s Press, 1993) won a Bronze National Health Information Award in 1994. In Dr. Shulman’s second book, No More Glasses (iUniverse, 2007), reflects the goal of modern laser vision correction and has been completely revised to include the latest advances in laser technology.
Specialties: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Treatment, General Ophthalmology