Tal Raviv, MD

An International Expert in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Tal Raviv, MD, FACS is an experienced and recognized ophthalmologist, cataract and refractive surgeon, national thought leader, and teacher. As founder and medical director of Eye Center of New York, Dr. Raviv offers state-of-the-art technologies in laser refractive cataract surgery, advanced lens implants, and bladeless LASIK. Dr. Raviv was one of the first doctors in New York to use the Femtosecond laser for the highest precision in cataract surgery. He frequently contributes to local news broadcasts about the latest medical innovations.

Dr. Raviv is a highly regarded cataract and refractive surgeon. He serves on the editorial boards of two industry trade magazines, has served on the programming committees of regional and national meetings, lectures internationally on emerging cataract and refractive surgery technologies, consults for the latest ophthalmology technology companies, and is clinical associate professor of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai where he teaches residents.

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Recent Publications

Telerefraction – Will telehealth startups disrupt in-office refraction?

Dr. Raviv reviews the startups tackling the century old in office refraction.
Several startups have recently arisen to digitize, and possibly supersede, the 100 year old, in-office phoropter-based refraction. “Which is better? one or two?” may be a phrase of the past if these startups have their way. But accuracy, reproducibility and other regulatory challenges need to be overcome.

Cosmetic Iris Implant Complications

Wendy Lee, MD interviews Tal Raviv MD, FACS about the dangers of cosmetic iris implants. Tal Raviv, MD, discusses complications of unapproved cosmetic iris implants such as Bright Ocular. Dr. Raviv explains how these implants are often marketed with misleading information and can lead to severe complications such as inflammation and elevated intraocular pressure and…

Femtosecond Laser for Complex Cataracts – When to use it and when not to.

Below is an excerpt from Dr. Raviv’s published article in the February edition of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today about laser cataract surgery for complex cataracts. Femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery have been in use for more than 5 years. Many surgeons swear by the technology, whereas others are less convinced of the benefits. I…

New products augment femtosecond laser cataract surgery platform

Two new product offerings are designed to improve the speed, safety and versatility of cataract surgery performed with a specific femtosecond laser. In October 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearance for Abbott Medical Optics’ Cataract Operating System 3 (cOS3) and Liquid Optics Interface 12. Both products are designed for use with…

Calculating for Success: IOLs in Difficult Eyes

Careful biometry and corneal health are as important as choice of formula. Dr. Harold Ridley (1906-2001), who implanted the first intraocular lens in 1949, lived to see cataract surgery evolve into a true refractive procedure, undergoing IOL implantations himself in 1989 and 1990.1 Today, outcomes within half a diopter or less of target are attainable…

Odd Couple: Multifocals And Post-refractive Eyes

For the right patients, multifocal IOLs can offer acute near and distance vision without sacrificing the middle range. Eyes with prior refractive surgery have traditionally been considered poor candidates. Thanks to improving lens, biometry and calculation technologies, however, cataract patients who once paid out of pocket for refractive surgery to achieve spectacle independence may now…

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