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MEETH Ophthalmology

We are located at:
210 East 64th Street
7th floor
New York, NY 10065

To schedule an appointment with:
Dr. Richard Braunstein or Dr. Amilia Schrier please call (212) 702-7300
Dr. Gaetano Barile or Dr. William Schiff please call (212) 702-7400

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Corneal Disease

The cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists at MEETH Ophthalmology bring world class care to the forefront of Manhattan's Upper East Side. With an emphasis on patient centered care, our board certified physicians evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions using the latest surgical advances to achieve the best results possible.

We collaborate with patients and their primary caregivers for the best possible outcomes.

Comprehensive Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Services

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplantation including DSEK
  • Diagnostic Imaging / Testing
  • Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • LASIK
  • PRK
  • Treatment of Keratoconus

Meet Our Staff


Richard E. Braunstein, MD, Vice President, Ophthalmology Service Line, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Dr. Braunstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Columbia's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute as well as a fellowship in cornea and external disease at The Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore. He joined Columbia's faculty in 1994 where he built a practice specializing in refractive surgery, corneal disease, cataract surgery and lens implant complications. During his tenure at Columbia, Dr. Braunstein was the Miranda Wong Tang Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and served as residency and cornea fellowship training program director, chief of anterior segment and refractive surgery, and vice chairman for clinical services. Dr. Braunstein has been recognized among America's Top Doctors,Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area, and New York SuperDoctors. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of many professional organizations including the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New York State Ophthalmology Society.
Richard E. Braunstein, MD

Amilia Schrier, MD, Director of Education Programs
Dr. Schrier graduated from the University of Virginia and received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School. She completed her ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical School and a fellowship in cornea and external disease at North Shore Medical Hospital, Cornell Medical College. Dr. Schrier was clinical professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University as well as the DeVoe-Srinivasan Professor and Director of Eye Clinics at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her specialty is cataract and cornea surgery as well as cornea and external disease. She has lectured nationally and internationally on corneal diseases and treatments, with an emphasis on infectious diseases of the eye. She has earned the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. Dr. Schrier has also been honored with seven teaching awards throughout the years from SUNY Downstate; Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital; and Columbia University. Most recently, she is the recipient of the 2012 Richard C. Troutman Master Teacher Award from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.
Amilia Schrier, MD

Retinal Disease

The specialists in diseases of the retina, vitreous and macula at MEETH Ophthalmology provide renowned expertise to Manhattan's Upper East Side. Our physicians combine technical skill and compassionate patient care in order to treat a variety of conditions using the latest advancements in surgical technology.

A collaborative care approach is a critical part of our ability to provide patient treatment strategies for the best possible outcomes.

Comprehensive Services for Diseases of the Vitreous, Retina and Macula

  • Anti-VEGF injections
  • Diagnostic Imaging / Testing
  • Laser Treatments
  • Retinal Detachment Repair
  • Retinal Membrane Peels
  • Retinal Tear Repair
  • Scleral Buckle Surgery
  • Vitrectomy

Meet Our Staff


Gaetano R. Barile, MD, Director of Ophthalmology Research
Dr. Barile graduated from Haverford College, Haverford, PA, and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Barile completed a medicine internship at Presbyterian Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. In addition, he completed a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at Columbia University's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and Roosevelt Hospital, and a medical retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Dr. Barile was previously the John Wilson Espy, MD, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has lectured widely, authored or coauthored more than 70 publications, and is an active member of numerous professional societies and organizations. Among other honors, Dr. Barile received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the vitreous, retina, and macula.
Gaetano R. Barile, MD

William M. Schiff, MD, Director of Ophthalmic Surgery
Dr. Schiff graduated from Cornell University and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Cornell University/New York Hospital and Columbia University's Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Schiff was previously professor of clinical ophthalmology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has lectured widely, authored or coauthored more than 50 publications, and is an active member of many professional societies and organizations. Among the honors he has received, Dr. Schiff has earned the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has been named to New York Magazine's Best Doctors, Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors and Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area. Dr. Schiff specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous, retina, and macula.
William M. Schiff, MD
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