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NYU Langone Provider

Joseph F. Panarelli, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Glaucoma
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-2573
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As an ophthalmologist at NYU Langone, I have the unique opportunity to work with a diverse patient population because I manage glaucoma in adults and children. Through these experiences, I’m able to build long-term relationships with patients, which I find extremely rewarding.

I chose to specialize in glaucoma because it allows me to provide ongoing medical care and surgical treatments to patients to improve their quality of life. Through clinical and academic opportunities in the specialty of glaucoma, I can offer meaningful patient care.

During my clinical training and my early academic career, most of my research focused on the surgical management of glaucoma. I have published about several new surgical techniques as well as new findings comparing traditional glaucoma procedures to current ones. I have also been part of numerous clinical trials for new surgical devices for eye procedures.

Conditions and Treatments

  • abnormal eye pressure
  • anatomical narrow angle
  • cataract
  • exfoliation syndrome
  • glaucoma
  • low tension glaucoma
  • bloodless surgery
  • cataract removal surgery
  • laser surgery

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology, 2013
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Inst & Hosp, Glaucoma, 2012
  • Residency, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Ophthalmology, 2011
  • MD from Georgetown University, 2003

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Anthem BCBS CT PPO
    • Anthem BCBS CT Pathway PPO
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS Florida Blue Care HMO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Options PPO
    • BCBS Florida Blue Select
    • BCBS Florida MyBlue HMO
    • BCBS Florida Simply Blue
    • BCBS Florida Traditional PPC
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Mediblue Select HMO/Extra HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna - Humana
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna Oscar
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Great West HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • MVP-Cigna Network
    • Wellfleet-NYU Student
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • GHI
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
  • HIP
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
  • Tricare
    • TriWest
    • Tricare
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • Unite Healthcare (NY University Care Plan)
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Simon
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule Insurance
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Healthscope
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Nexus
    • United Healthcare Nexus (Amex Employees)
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Student Resources (NYU)
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
    • VA CCN Optum
  • WTC Health Program
    • NY Fire Department - WTC
    • WTC Health Program
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NYU Langone Eye Center

222 East 41st Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Research Summary

Clinical research in the field of glaucoma is Dr. Panarelli's primary focus. He has collaborated with several mentors to publish new surgical techniques, evaluate the clinical impact of landmark studies in our field, and compare outcomes of various types of traditional glaucoma procedures in both the adult and pediatric population. He also continues to be involved in the clinical trials of several new “MIGS” devices. Micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) are being more widely used not only by glaucoma specialists, but also comprehensive ophthalmologists, as these procedures are safer than traditional glaucoma surgeries, such as trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage implants.  As the principal investigator for several new device trials (Xen Gel Stent, Allergan and InnFocus Microshunt, Santen), he has been fortunate to work on the FDA trials with many clinicians throughout the US and Europe.  They seek to provide evidence and quantification of effect as they determine the role each of these devices in the evolving glaucoma treatment algorithm.  The Xen Gel Stent has recently received FDA approval and the InnFocus Microshunt trial completed enrollment in 2017.  He continues to train residents, fellows, and other attendings to become proficient with these MIGS procedures.  

Academic Contact

Academic office

222 E. 41st Street

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10017



  • This is a 18 month observational study in individuals who have any form of open angle glaucoma with Humphrey visual field (HVF) 24-2 SITA standard MD of -2.0 to -10 dB and slope of -0.5 to -1.0 dB/year in 4 visual fields performed in the last 24 months. T

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  • This study aims to investigate corneal endothelial cell migration and healing after glaucoma surgery using non-contact specular microscopy and tomography. Eighty patients undergoing glaucoma surgery will have corneal imaging taken pre-operatively one mon

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