Dean Polistina
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Dean Polistina, MD

Ophthalmology (Eye)

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About Me

Dean Polistina is an eye surgeon practicing general Ophthalmology as well as Cataract surgery. Dr. Polistina has always been scientifically curious, and earned a Ph.D in Neuroanatomy, in addition to his MD degree. Dr. Polistina spent many years developing a large, comprehensive private Ophthalmology practice on the Upper West Side. In recent years, he made a decision to join the faculty practice at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, to participate more regularly in its teaching program. Dr. Polistina has a comprehensive view of general eye care- while having tremendous depth of knowledge in cataract care, he also believes that healthy eye care begins well before a problem exists. Dr. Polistina encourages patients to come see him for routine visits, not just when there is a problem. His vast experience in the full range of eye care includes teaching patients how to better take care of their eyes for their entire lives, regardless of one’s age.
Hospital Affiliations
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai