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Dr. Tod Haller

Ophthalmology
Astoria, NY
17 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

HealthPartners

Medicaid

WellCare Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

Oxford Health Plans

Neighborhood Health Plan

MultiPlan, Inc

Medicare

Aetna

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 member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
None: No over the countered drops steroid for scratched cornea. You need antibiotic drops or ointments. Self diagnosis is dangerous. Go see an eye doctor
A member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Your glasses: Some people have a prescription of + numbers and some have - numbers. If your eyes are far-sighted, your actual prescription may be a + number therefo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
None: Surgery is the only way, unless you know a really good make-up artist who can hide it well.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
None: The safest is no eye drop at all. Visine and clear eyes are very dangerous and should never be used. Systane, blink, optive are all good. These are no... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Unlikely: 20/25 vision after cataract surgery is excellent outcome. 20/25 vision after retinal detachment surgery and cataract surgery is amazing. You are very ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
May not be migraines: This may be a type of glaucoma which presents like this and is often misdiagnosed as migraine. See an ophthalmologist immediately. Feel better.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Reflux: Could be reflux. When you get the pain try a Pepcid (famotidine) complete to see if it resolves the issue
A female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Common : Sciatica or sciatic pain is extremely common in pregnancy, especially late in pregnancy. Having sex can aggravate it more because your positions may s... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Prob not the locati : The doctor is likely not looking at them closer because the LOCATION, but rather by the appearance of the moles which may look more ominous on your fe... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
MRSA?: Based on the smell, my guess is an abscess. I would get it checked out. Possibly needs to be opened and drained and then cultured
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No: No! Do not self treat! That is more dangerous! Go see an ophthalmologist immediately
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
See an ophthalmologi: Eye pain is never normal. Especially this late after the shingles. Your eye pressure might be very high due to the long term steroid use. Go see an op... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No: They will not help you, in fact the side effects may actually be worse. I would stop the Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). The Auge' will not h... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Donate or change: There are many organizations, such as the lighthouse or guild for the blind that accept donations and give glasses to people that can't afford them. T... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Due: Due to rapid growth during puberty, a teenager may have rapid eyeglass prescription changes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Eyelid surgery: Blepharoplasty is any surgery on the eyelids. Usually done to correct a cosmetic defect of the eyelid.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends!: Depends on your prescription, brand of frames, brand of lenses, and extra features ( transitional lenses, progressive lenses, coatings, prisms, etc.).... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Too many to list: Holy cow, there are so many answers to this question, there is not enough room to even list all the most common causes. You should narrow down your qu... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Any: Any anticipated rest in the foreseeable future? What should & shouldn't you eat? Symptoms to look for?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
All: Smokers need a dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist to look for macular degeneration.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Vision: Rods are mostly in our outer retina and sense motion and night vision, but no detail. Cones are in the central retina and sense color and detail.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Absolutely: They are quite different exams. For glasses, they just have to measure your eyeglass power. For contact lenses, they also have to measure the shape of... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No!: Not at all! in fact I have many patients who's prescription has not changed in many years and they still use the same pair. If your vision is good and... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Give it time: Just give it time and it'll go away on its own. Just enjoy it for now. One day you will want to back to the days when the baby is clingy. Good luck.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Between 2/3 years : Usually between 2-3 years old but it depends on each child and your schedule. Sometime you will need the child to nap. There is no fast rule at all.
A member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Just FYI: Insurance usually pays for a lactation specialist/consultant. That is the best way to take care of all of your lactation problems and tricks. Congrats... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Misalignment: Any misalignment of the eyes. There are many types and many causes. Most are noticeable, but some are not noticeable to an untrained eye. Some are alw... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
EMR means nothing: When looking for a doctor if any kind, having EMR means absolutely nothing and should not even be on your list of criteria. In many practices EMR has ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends: Keep in mind that multivitamins usually have 100% of your daily calcium in it. If you take both, you can possibly overdose on calcium which can harm y... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Yes you should: I'm not an obgyn, but i would see a doctor because it can be a pituitary problem. I'm not sure what else it could be. Just trying to think back to my ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Relax: See an eye doctor just to make sure it's not infected. Otherwise an ophthalmologist can treat it topically. Warm compresses and anti-allergy meds can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Cold: Cold compresses usually helps better but first make sure it is pink eye! get it checked out by an ophthalmologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends: It usually depends on what these bumps are. First try warm compresses for half an hour three times a day. If that doesn't help, then go see an ophthal... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Nothing 100%: Keep in mind that there is nothing that has a 100% of not having a baby (condom, pills, gels, etc). I think vasectomy is probably the only 100% option... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Careful!!!: Wow. This is the second time i've heard somebody using that. However, the first time i've seen somebody use it, they got some of it in the eye and cau... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Luck: Mutations are usually luck based. Bad luck. Other non-genetic deformities are often genetic or environmental, but can also be bad luck too.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not related: Chalazia do not leave marks on the eye or in your vision. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Yes there are.: Yes, there is! see a retina specialist immediately.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Varies: Percentages if accuracy vary between different variables, such as type of ultrasound, how many weeks in it was done etc. Also, the ultrasound is never... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not: Not everyone needs it! ask your doctor if you need it.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Ignore: Don't bite your nails! keep them clean. Sorry not a haiku.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Should: Should you stop Aspirin before and how long before?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Should: Should use a multivitamin, because vegetarian diets are lacking some vitamins and protein.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Ignore: Don't brush your teeth immediately after vomiting. That will spread the acid and decay your teeth.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
For: For patients with diabetes, insurance usually pays for a nutritionist consult. Can be invaluable.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Ignore: Not all astigmatism needs glasses.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
All: All diabetics, even kids, need annual dilated eye exams. Not the eyeglass-store type of exam.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
When: When using sertraline/zoloft, one must avoid eating grapefruit. Speak to your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on your doctor, when was the last time you saw him/her, any tests need to be done since last visit, your insurance and many other factors. The... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
That depends : That depends on many things. The cause is the main problem. Some diagnoses are reversible, such as cataract, some types of corneal edema, refractive e... Read More

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Testimonials
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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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