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Dr. Gary Hirshfield

Ophthalmology
Fresh Meadows, NY
35 years experience

Locations

Office

Fresh Meadows, NY

Address

176-60 Union Turnpike, 110, Fresh Meadows, NY
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Gary Hirshfield is a graduate of Yale Medical School which is one of the finest schools in the Country. He trained in ophthalmology at the prestigious Manhattan, Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City. The hospital receives hundreds of applications each year for just 6 positions in their ophthalmic residency. It is one of the finest institutions of its type in the country. After four rigorous years of training in medicine and medical and surgical ophthalmology, Dr. Hirshfield spent two years as a resident instructor teaching the new generation of ophthalmologists. Teaching is still a big part of Dr. Hirshfield’s schedule. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is board certified in ophthalmology and holds a lifetime certificate. He has participated in developing board examinations and review questions for the American Academy of Ophthalmology board exam review course. He reviews peer reviewed literature for publication in journals. Currently he serves as president-elect of the New York State Ophthalmologic Society.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
39 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Probably not: There are two issues that need specific answers, one is do you really have double vision(that is seeing two separate or partially overlapping images and not just ghosting or blur) and if so, what is the cause? The second is to find out why your vision only improves 70 per cent with glasses. Until then you should not have lasik.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not sure: It is not likely to hurt you. However, if you are getting dilated so frequently it must be because you have some diagnosis that is being monitored closely. A healthy patient does not require dilated exams more than every several years or once a year of there are any risk factors.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: A stye is usually not an infection but a tender swelling of a gland in the eyelid. Also called a chalazion. The treatment is warm compresses and sometimes injection or excision with surgery. Drops and ointments don't much but occasionally i would use a topical antibiotic but it would not be polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim).

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hirshfield is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirshfield is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1986MD
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