Dr. Tod Haller

Ophthalmology
Astoria, NY
18 years experience male

Locations

Ophthalmology Associates of Queens

Astoria, NY

Address

30-74 36th street, Astoria, NY, US
Directions

Fax

7187281626

Insurances accepted

Affinity Health Plan

Amerigroup

Atlantis Health

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

First Choice Healthcare

Ghi Service

Health Net

HIP Health Plans

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Medicaid

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UnitedHealthcare

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MultiPlan, Inc

Medicare

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Other

About

Bio

Dr. T (as he is know by his patients) is a board certified Ophthalmologist who had quickly made a name for himself as a special-needs pediatric ophthalmologist and a family eye doctor. He has won both the 'Patients Choice Award' and 'Compassionate Doctor Award' 3 years in a row (both are national awards given based on patient satisfaction surveys). He performs both adult and pediatric eye surgeries, such as glaucoma lasers, LASIK, cataracts, strabismus (lazy eye surgery), plastic surgery of the eyelids and other surgeries. His office accepts every single insurance known to the NY area. His office is also equipped with the latest technology, along with contact lens specialists and an orthoptist ( eye muscle specialist). He is accepting new patients and does all kinds of eye screening exams and prescribes glasses and contacts.

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

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Retinal Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Arabic, German, Greek, Hebrew, Korean, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

317 Answers
125 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Not sure what u mean: I am not sure what you mean when you say "monoculars". I assume you mean single glass lenses instead of bifocals. If that's what you mean, then there ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
No: That's why you need glasses. To make your vision clear. You sight will always be better with glasses than without
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Would not suggest: First of all, you can not get an inhaler without a prescription. Secondly, diagnosing and treating yourself without a doctor exam is definitely the wr... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Most likely: The change is so small you likely would not notice a difference.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Ignore: Do: drink a lot of water & be generous with sunscreen, Don't: drink caffeine or alcohol.
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A member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Nystatin works well: Nystatin works well.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Possibly the baby just needs to learn how to latch on properly. Often lactat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great technique... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Possibly the baby just needs to learn how to latch on properly. Often lactat... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Your options:: There are 3 ways, but chose wisely. Glasses are the easiest, safest and cheapest way. Contact lenses are another way, but they must be taken care of p... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
No: No, but it can release some pain. It is only an anti- inflammatory.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Few : Hard contact lenses are the standard of care. A procedure called intacs ( intracorneal ring segments ) which is reversible and works well. An experime... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes it can be done, but it is very rarely used. Usually local anesthesia is used with sedation, but for some people who can not stay still or get extr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Depends: If your eye doctor gave you the drops i would say yes. If you got them over the counter, i would see an ophthalmologist to make sure it's pink eye fir... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Retinal treatment: To answer this question, it's best to answer each part individually: 1. Retinal scars have no treatment in modern day technology. 2. Retinal holes sh... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Go back to your doc: Unfortunately, I have never heard the term of metabolic waste on an optic nerve. I think that's why it's taking so long to get an answer. I think you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on your eye color and where the ring is. If it on the white part of the eye, it is normal and likely there your whole life. If it is on the co... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
There is always a : Genetic component to body type, but nutrition, daily activity, and metabolism also play a role. First of all, an over active thyroid can cause this. S... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Can't answer: First of all, no one on an app can truly answer that. Your doc needs to know your medical conditions, medications, pattern of weight gain, etc. Second... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
27.3: Your bmi currently is 27.3. That falls in the "overweight" range. To go down below overweight, based on your height, the 128lbs should be your goal. H... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Don't get hopes up: Usually patients with corneal transplants do not see 20/20. First of all, recovery time is long. Secondly, stitches are usually left on the eye making... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Be weary!!: Be very careful! most over the counter dry-eye drops are not approved with contact lenses! even some that say 'contact lens' on it are still not appro... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Misunderstood: Everyone has a blind spot, but we are unaware of it. There are no symptoms of a blind spot and it is not a disease. I think you might have misundersto... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
They are different: Ear drops are usually slightly acidic because they need to penetrate the skin and war drum to take effect. Ear drops are extremely dangerous to the ey... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Wow! Good pickup!: That was a good pickup by you! most people on that medication do not make the connection, but you are correct.... Contact lens intolerance is a side e... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Variable: There are many variables. First of all, patients with darker skin usually do better with slt than caucasians. Secondly, retreatments tend to have less... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Depends: I assume we are talking about narrow angle glaucoma. Yes, it is on to wait 4 days between eyes, unless one eye had an attack of glaucoma, then i usual... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Ask your surgeon if you need to stop it all. You may not need to. Good luck and hope you have a quick and easy recovery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Few things it can be: Usually around the age of 40 (i see you are 39) we start to lose the ability to focus at near objects/distances. That can arise with symptoms exactly ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes but possibly: Yes, it can, but that is unlikely. Usually it's something else. Best to get checked out but an ophthalmologist. Also, you should have a blood pressure... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Here you go: Edwards syndrome, cre du chat syndrome, angelmann syndrome, turner syndrome, klinefelter syndrome, just to name 5 on the top of my head.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes it can: Blood pressure can definitely affect eye sight. However, it may not be from the blood pressure. The best way to know is buy (or borrow) a blood pressu... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
No: The due date is just a estimated date of when the full pregnancy will be complete. There are many factors that can lead to an early birth and often a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Few things: There are a couple of causes, some of which ate nothing and some of which are emergencies. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist to rule out the more s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Bacteria: When your eyelashes become colonized with bacteria, the bacteria likes to go into the oil glands of your eyelids. The bacteria then causes a blockage ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Too many to list: Without actually examining you there are many possibilities. Some which may go away on their own and some which need immediate attention. The reason w... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Go to eye doc: Without seeing it, there is no way to know, but swollen eyelid and pain is not a good combination. See an ophthalmologist right away. Good luck and fe... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Green!: Carrots are in fact health for the eyes. What people don't know us that all green vegetables also are good for the eyes. Fish also has omega-3 which i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Couple answers:: Patanol (olopatadine) and artificial tears can be taken together but they counteract each other so it's pointless. Patanol (olopatadine) dries out you... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Depends: Although the surgery is done under local anesthesia, everyone's pain tolerance is different. Also helps to get sedation from an anesthesiologist.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Do:: Do: relax & continue prenatal vitamins. Don't consume caffeine, alcohol or smoke, don't stress out.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
All: All patients who have used Flomax (tamsulosin) must tell their cataract surgeon about it because of reactions to eye surgery.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
DON'T: Don't do physical therapy on your own. Only with trained professional because form is important!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
DON'T: Don't do physical therapy on your own. Only with trained professional because form is important!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Speed: Speed of recovery and return to work, side effects, occupational vs physical rehab, medical devices?
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Ignore: Healthy diet and exercise. Don't smoke while using the patch.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Depends: The main issue in order to determine how to treat this, is to see an ophthalmologist so that they can determine what is actually causing the dryness. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
ALL: All diabetics must have a dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist yearly. Not eyeglass store exams!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
I: I suggest requesting a nutrition consult. Insurance often pays for nutritionists.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Each doc is differen: Every ophthalmologist has their own time frame for strenuous activity after cataract surgery. A lot of that depends on if the cataract surgery was dif... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Apr 12, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Sep 6, 2013
Very intelligent, wise answers. A pleasure to recommend.
Comprehensive and timely answers. Highly recommended!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll wait, then. Surgery can result in revision & not easy on patient.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ultrasonography Dr. Haller. sorry I dint have enough space to expand
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks Dr. Haller. I have Lattice degeneration and am high myopic.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

BRONX-LEBANON HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award,
2011 Most Compassionate Doctor
2012 compassionate Doctor Award

Affiliations

Mount Sinai Hospital New York
Mount sinai hospital of queens
NYU Hospitals Center
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