Dr. Tal Raviv

Ophthalmology
New York, NY, Germany
28 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

Thursday: 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
You can: There is no reason why one can't wear glasses after catarcts on one eye. Usually if the cataracts are present bilaterally, the surgeon will wait unti... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: The eye (like a camera) has many parts, blindness can result from disease to any of the parts. Some parts can be replaced such as the cornea (with a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: Pain with blinking usually means there is a disturbance on your cornea. This could be from relatively simple conditions such as dry eye or blepharitis... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Manually rubbing one's eyelids may feel good temporarily, but ultimately will cause more inflammation and redness. It's better to treat the underlyin... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Modern day cataract surgery is minimally invasive and can even be done with just eye-drop (topical) anesthesia. While an implant (silicone or acrylic)... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Variable: With severe trauma, a cataract can develop almost overnight or over one week. Other times, trauma can take years to cause cataracts (or even a certai... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Affects the surgery: Flomax (tamsulosin) and other Alpha 1 blocker are used to treat prostatic enlargement. The medicine also reacts with the iris (colored part of eye) di... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
By reshaping : Laser vision correction (such as lasik or prk) utilizes a cold laser (excimer laser) to permanently reshape your cornea (the front part of the eye, wh... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
You can't yet: No procedure exists to permanently and safely change your iris color. A procedure in panama - new color iris - is extremely dangerous. See my publishe... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Ask: Ask your cataract surgeon if they offer the newest lens implants for astigmatism and presbyopia?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: If your vision declines from its baseline, this may be related to your cataract. It is common for non or mildly symptomatic congenital cataracts to p... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Allergy /blepharitis: There are multiple causes of red eyes. Itching tends to point to a histamine mediated condition - such as allergy. This could be environmental or co... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: The removal of visually significant cataracts are a medical condition that health insurances and medicare cover. There are certain so called 'premium... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: The laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk that is done as part of 'laser vision correction' to free one from glasses does not affect the retinal rod... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Likely allergy: This sounds like a contact allergy. It should resolve within 12-24 hours. You can use a cool compress and an over the counter anti-histamine. If it's... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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 caff... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: No medical treatment have been proven effective in slowing or reversing cataract development.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
See an eye Dr.: Pain on blinking can be caused by a number of things from infectious to infection to foreign body. These conditions can also cause the lid to swell. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
After: Cataract surgery involves placing a lid speculum to keep the eyes open. Rarely this can change the height of the lids or cause drooping (ptosis) after... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Drops: Scleral buckling is performed to surgically fix a detached retina. Postoperatively eyedrops are prescribed for a few weeks - including anti-inflammat... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Ranges: There is generally a range from $1000 - 3000 per eye, depending on several factors.
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A member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: Seeing a constant shadow around objects may just be an out of focus eye needing a refraction (glasses) or something more serious affecting the cornea,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Allergy to CL: Typically this reaction occurs in response to soft contact lens wear. It is an allergic response to the protein deposited into the contact lenses. ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends: If you bad eye sight is correctable to 20/20 with glasses then laser vision correction may be an option. If it is not correctable, you should get a d... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 28 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
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Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
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
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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