Leela V. Raju, MD

  • Specialty: Ophthalmology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-2573
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About Me

I was introduced to the field of ophthalmology by my father, who is an ophthalmologist. I grew up watching him treat people and admiring his dedication to their care, and those experiences led me to pursue the specialty. It is extremely gratifying to work in a field that has such an enormous impact on people’s lives.

After medical school, I completed a fellowship in corneal and external disease, so my primary focus is conditions that affect the outer surface of the eye. I often work with people who have developed vision problems due to injury or disease, and I perform corneal transplants and cataract surgery to improve their sight. I also treat people who have experienced trauma of the eye and need ocular surface reconstruction. I work closely with patients to make sure that they understand all of their treatment options and don’t get lost in medical terminology.

I have treated and educated patients nationally and internationally, and I have been recognized by Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” series. Additionally, I teach medical students and residents. My hope is to instill in the next generation of ophthalmologists the same work ethic and compassion for patients and eye care that I learned from my father.


Conditions and Treatments

Fuchs' dystrophy, blepharitis, keratoconus, corneal disease, myopia (nearsightedness), eye pain, dry eye, presbyopia, corneal abrasion, meibomian gland dysfunction, corneal transplant, cataract, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, sudden loss of vision, ocular herpes, stye, eye redness, eye infection, refractive error, hyperopia (farsightedness), sicca syndrome, LASIK surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Chief, Ophthalmology Service at Bellevue Hospital
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology, 2011
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Cornea-Opthalmology, 2009
  • Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ophthamology, 2008
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins University, Ophthalmology, 2004
  • MD from Marshall University, 2003
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NYU Ophthalmology Associates

222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017

Phone

212-263-2573

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149 Pierrepont Street
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