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Dr. Tal Raviv

Ophthalmology
New York, NY, Germany
27 years experience male

Locations

Eye Center of New York

New York, NY

Address

30 East 40th Street, Suite 203, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

2126961190

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medicaid

United healthcare

Affinity Health Plan

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Medicare

About

Bio

Tal Raviv, MD, FACS is a board certified ophthalmologist, fellowship trained in cornea and refractive surgery. He has expertise in all types of cataract surgery from complex to routine and accepts referrals for cataract surgery complications. His specialization includes laser cataract surgery, premium IOLs, multifocal and accomodative IOLs, LASIK and other refractive surgical procedures.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Sometimes: Travatan is in a class of eye drops that can occasionally darken the iris color. Many glaucoma with a genetic component are bilateral and asymmetric.... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not likely: Advair contains a steroid, which as a category can cause cataracts - but that's no reason to not take the medicine. One cataracts have been removed, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
You shouldnt: Red eyes can mean anything from contact lens overwear to a serious corneal infection. Discontinue contact lens use with any red eye and if there is n... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: Conjunctivitis is a generally used term for an inflamed eye or "pink eye"; it could derive from many situations - for example allergies or infection. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends on surgery: For vision correction surgery, such as lasik, there is no restriction on lifting. Also, following modern micro-incision cataract surgery most patient... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not true : There are no known 'home remedies', natural supplements, or medication with any proven efficacy in treating cataracts. Currently the treatment is obs... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Blurry vision: Cataracts, a cloudiness in the natural lens of the eye, can cause different types of blurry vision syimptoms such as glare, fuzziness, haze, loss of c... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Its optional: If only one eye has a refractive error than only that eye needs to be corrected. This can be done by an individual contact lens or sometimes with gla... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Vision will worsen: Once cataract formation has started, there is no know way to reverse it or prevent progression. Inevitably, if the patient lives long enough a catarac... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Once a year, or more: Glaucoma usually comes on later in life, even with a family history. Once a year checkups are generally sufficient. This should include intra-ocular e... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Myokymia: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Right away: Check with your lasik surgeon first, but there should be no prohibition from weight lifting. The main precaution after lasik is rubbing or touching t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
It depends: Generally an antibiotic/steroid combination drop (or ointment) is prescribed for a stye such as tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) or maxitrol. W... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Myokymia: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffe... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Artificial Tears: If the dryness is in the context of contact lens use, then switching brands or discontinuing the lenses is the first choice. Treatment for dry eye ra... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Stress: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Observation/surgery: Depending on the type of congenital cataract, the pediatric ophthalmologist may either just observe or recommend eye surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Prism: Prism glasses can help align the two eyes up in certain situations.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Itching: The hallmark symptom is itching -- caused by histamine release. They eyes can also be red, watery, running, swollen and worse.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Use drops : Following cataract surgery, most ophthalmologists prescribe eye drops - including anti-inflammatory and antibiotics. It is important to use them as d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Warm compress: Warm compresses can help early on, otherwise an antibiotic/steroid ointment (dr prescription required) will help. Finally, they can be excised if all... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: See an ophthalmologist / lasik specialist to see if you are a candidate based on amount of correction, corneal thickness, and corneal topography (sha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: Bleeding int the eye (vitreous hemorrhage) secondary to diabetic retinopathy occurs in the presence of 'proliferative diabetic retinopathy' - the ma... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ametropia: You may be nearsighted, farsighted, and/or with astigmatism. These are common findings in the population, where the light bending (refracting) power ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
There are three: Depending on type, severity, cause, location etc.. There are three ways to surgically fix a retinal detachment. The first two are done in the operati... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: The outcomes at 3 months and beyond are essentially equivalent between the two. Prk is used over lasik in a number of situations, such as risk of cont... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes: In fact the us military has done studies on aviators. In some cases prk is ok, in other wavefront all-laser lasik is approved.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Check your vision: A shadow doesn't necessarily mean "double vision", it could be a manifestation of out of focus vision. If the trouble is only at near, then it may be... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Itchiness: Usually allergy is causes 'itchy eyes'. Also allergy is more likely to be bilateral than infection. An infectious conjunctivitis can cause a thicker... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Sure: Depending on refractive error and age, single vision, bifocals, or progressives may be appropriate for myopes (near sighted people).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See strabismologist: Diplopia, or double vision, usually occurs from misalignment of the two eyes. This can be due to eye muscle imbalance and other factors. A motility s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Lid infection: An eyelid infection (usually bacterial overgrowth) affecting the eyelashes with spillover to the conjunctiva - the white part of the eye. It can be t... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
It may be: Some mild discomfort, grainy feeling, and tearing is normal. The post-operative eyedrops greatly help minimize the discomfort. Make sure you're sha... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Nonspecific: This may be anything from upper respiratory track infection (ie "a cold") to sinusitis, flu, or other viral syndrome
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
May be contagious: It may be contagious if it's a viral conjunctivitis so precautions must be taken. I.E. A schoolteacher or daycare worker would best stay at home.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Eye strain or more: You should be examined to see if your eyes are farsighted, or if over 40 - whether presbyopia has kicked in. In either case the strain to focus caus... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Other testing: In addition to pressure measurements - which can be 'normal' in some cases, glaucoma is diagnosed by evaluating the damage caused to the optic nerve.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Right away: Any child with strabismus need immediate evaluation for possible glasses or surgery. Restoring binocular functionality is especially critical before a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Remote possibilty: There is a condition called anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (aion). It is generally seen in older patients with pre-existing vascular disease seco... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Blepharitis: This is likely due to blepharitis, a non specific inflammation and overinfection of the eyelash margin. Try cleaning you eyelashes and lids with baby... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
No: A difference in eyeglass prescription (or refraction) between the two eyes is called anisometropia. It is not that uncommon and can occur to some deg... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Right away: Check with your lasik surgeon first, but there should be no prohibition from weight lifting. The main precaution after lasik is rubbing or touching t... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Hard to tell: If the dot is moving around as if in liquid - this may represent a floater in the vitreous. If the dot is constant it may be a problem with the retin... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ranges: There is generally a range from $1000 - 3000 per eye, depending on several factors.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
It depends: There are many types of congenital (present from birth) cataracts. Some need to be removed at a young age and some are followed into adulthood before ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not much: As long as you have a small incision operation with a 2.75mm entry or smaller the cornea will not lose much tensile strength. The sensitive inner ce... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See you eye dr: This could be a reaction to the drops, an aggravation of your original condition, or perhaps a new scratch to the cornea. If it doesn't improve seek y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Yes : Prolonged uv (sunlight) exposure has been linked to many conditions for skin cancer to premature wrinkling, to cataracts and pterygium. Uv or other ty... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Ask: Ask your cataract surgeon if they offer the newest lens implants for astigmatism and presbyopia?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Depends: A congentital cataract is a cloudiness of the natural lens that is present at birth. The opacity and resulting blurring of vision vary greatly from n... Read More

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Dr Raviv is a wonderful and caring surgeon, and I would highly recommend him to any patient. He is a nationally recognized ophthalmologist.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Raviv is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Raviv is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! YOUR RECOMMENDATION WAS RIGHT ON THANK YOU GOOD SIR!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so so much Doctor. This was very helpful
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Thank you Dr. Raviv. It was very nice of you to respond so quickly.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Awards

Voted Superdoctor 2009 - 2015
Patient Choice Award

Affiliations

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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