Dr. Moskowitz medically and/or surgically treats conditions that include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, chronic dry eye, computer vision syndrome, and keratoconus, a rare corneal condition.
Dr. Moskowitz takes great pride in the highly personalized, uncommon caliber of patient care he provides.
“We genuinely care about our patients and treat them like family,” Dr. Moskowitz says. “In many practices, patients only see their eye surgeons at the time of surgery, and that’s just not who we are. No matter the issue, I’m with patients from their first consultation all the way through their ‘graduation.’ My laser vision correction patients have my cell phone number and know that I’m always available.”
Using the most advanced portable ophthalmology equipment, he provides concierge ophthalmic home visits in New York City and the tri-state area for patients who prefer care in the comfort of their own home or office. He is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Dr. Moskowitz earned his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. He completed his medical training and a four-year ophthalmology residency at Royal Victoria Hospital (McGill University) in Montreal, Canada.
He completed a cornea/anterior segment fellowship at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, before receiving additional training in advanced cataract and refractive surgical techniques at the famed Agarwal Eye Institute.
A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Moskowitz is a member of professional organizations that include the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Moskowitz is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and was named a Top Surgeon in 2018 by the International Association of Health Care Professionals. He is a father of two young children.
Ophthalmology, 2005 - 2006
Cornea & Refractive Surgery, 2000 - 2005
Why is advanced surface ablation a safer refractive surgery than LASIK?
Unlike LASIK eye surgery, advanced surface ablation (ASA) doesn’t involve cutting a “flap” of corneal tissue. Instead, we use excimer lasers to work directly on the eye surface and alter the shape of the cornea, which improves vision.
ASA is appropriate for many people who aren’t candidates for LASIK, and by not cutting that tissue flap, it’s proven to be about ten times safer in terms of long-term patient complications, in particular, dry eyes and night vision problems.
That said, we’re very selective in who we operate on. I definitely turn down patients who aren’t good surgical candidates or if there’s any risk that they won’t have a great outcome.
Are dry eyes more common in people who’ve had refractive laser surgery?
People are tough on their eyes — especially with so many of us looking at screens all the time — and about 50 percent of adults suffer from dry eyes whether they’ve had any sort of eye surgery or not.
Dry eye is a well-documented side effect of LASIK. By eliminating the flap-cutting step that is part of LASIK, the chances of developing dry eyes are drastically reduced.
How common is keratoconus, and how do you treat it?
Keratoconus is a fairly rare condition in which the cornea takes the shape of a cone instead of its typical sphere shape. The corneal tissue becomes lax, leading to a bulge of the cornea. This results in blurred vision that often progresses.
Early stages of keratoconus can be treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. More advanced progressive cases can be treated with collagen cross-linking (CXL). This is an out-patient procedure that uses riboflavin, ultraviolet light, and collagen to stiffen the cornea. CXL is a much less invasive keratoconus treatment than those used in the past and has had excellent results with improved visual acuity and slowed progression.
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE)Founded in 1820 and now one of the world’s leading facilities for treating diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) combines a rich history of specialty care with award-winning clinical excellence in order to serve our community, as well as patients from the Tri-State area, across the nation, and internationally. In addition to our main campus near Union Square, NYEE is growing a network of satellite offices and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, making access to the newest diagnostic services, advanced treatments, and clinical trials more convenient to our patients’ workplaces and homes.
In addition to providing skilled primary through tertiary care, NYEE is home to breakthrough clinical research that has introduced now widely practiced diagnostic and surgical techniques. Our physicians are also passing the tradition of excellence onto future generations through highly competitive residency programs in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, plus dozens of post-graduate ophthalmology fellowship positions. Through this combination of superb patient care, innovative research, and rigorous education, NYEE is maintaining a leadership position in the fields of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.