Eastside Eye Associates was started in 1975 by Dr. Julius Shulman. Since then we have evolved into a multispecialty ophthalmology practice with specialists in laser vision correction, cataract surgery, glaucoma, retinal diseases, ophthalmic plastic surgery, contact lenses, general eye care and eyeglass dispensing. Dr. Dalia Nagel recently joined our staff, expanding our services and hours of operation. We take great pride in offering the most technologically advanced developments in ophthalmology, along with individualized and personal attention to our patients.
Dr. Julius Shulman is a board certified highly skilled LASIK surgeon using state of the art equipment including the Intralase bladefree laser, the VISX S4 excimer laser with advanced eye-tracking capabilities and CustomVue wavefront technology with Iris registration. If you are seeking LASIK in NYC please call us for a complimentary screening.The safety of all-laser LASIK using blade-free Intralase and a customized laser profile is unprecedented. All-laser LASIK is now approved by NASA and the United States Air Force.
Modern cataract surgery in the average patient now takes about 20 minutes or less, with the patient resuming normal activity shortly after surgery. The incision to remove the cataract is so small that stitches are usually unnecessary and healing is largely completed in a week or two. With the advent of microsurgery and the intraocular lens implant , cataracts no longer have to "ripen" and can be removed at any stage.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which becomes damaged from a build up of fluid and pressure inside the eye. Although the earliest sign of glaucoma is usually elevated intraocular pressure, many patients do not demonstrate this elevation but sustain optic nerve damage from what is considered a normal pressure. Detection of this and other types of glaucoma rely on detecting a change in the shape of the optic nerve and a loss of parts of your field of vision.
In the center of the retina, similar to the central bulls-eye of a target, is the macula, the most sensitive part of the retina and the part that gives precise vision for reading and driving. Some common disorders of the retina include macular degeneration, "floaters" and retinal detachment. Many patients with macular degeneration can now be treated with vitamins and medication to avert severe vision loss.
Julius Shulman, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmolgy at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Since completing his residency in 1975, Dr. Shulman has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures. An early interest in cataract surgery led Dr. Shulman to pioneer the first cataract and intraocular lens implant operation at Mt. Sinai. 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 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. 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
Dalia S. Nagel, M.D. graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, summa cum laude, and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After completing her training in ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, Dr. Nagel was appointed Clinical Instructor, where she is active in teaching residents and students. Dr. Nagel has authored numerous scientific publications and has presented her work at national meetings. As a recipient of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Dr. Nagel's publication in glaucoma won the prestigious Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Award presented by the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Dalia S. Nagel is board certified by The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). She is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interests in cataract and refractive surgery, glaucoma, medical retina, uveitis and pediatric ophthalmology.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, cataract surgery, glaucoma, medical retina, uveitis
Martin Aviles, O.D. graduated from Boston University in 1984 and from the State College of Optometry in New York in 1989. Since joining our practice almost 20 years ago, Dr. Aviles has specialized in the fitting and dispensing of contact lenses.
Dr. Aviles has fit thousands of patients with just about every type of contact lens available, from daily disposable and custom made toric-extended wear soft lenses, to gas permeable bifocal and keratoconic lenses.
Over the years our practice has fit thousands of patients with just about every type of contact lens available, from daily disposable and custom made toric-extended wear soft lenses, to gas permeable bifocal and keratoconic lenses. We are one of the busiest practices in Manhattan in fitting the new one-day Moist lens from Acuvue and the Synergeyes lens which combines the benefits of a gas permeable and a soft contact lens.
Specialties: Contact lenses
Dr. Sergiu Marcus, M.D., our board certified retina specialist, did his residency at Mt Sinai Hospital and a two year retina fellowship at John's Hopkins Hospital. He has brought to our practice the full scope of retina diagnosis and treatment, including the most advanced laser and surgical therapy for diabetes, macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
Diseases of the retina
Rand Rodgers, M.D. is board certified in Ophthalmology, trained at Mt. Sinai Hospital followed by a two year fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at Harvard. Dr. Rodgers provides our patients with diagnostic and treatment modalities, including comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery around the eyes, as well as cosmetic blepharoplasty, surgery for eyelid and orbital tumors and surgery for tearing disorders.
Ocular Plastic Surgery