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Dean Polistina

Dean Polistina, MD

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.
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