Ben Z Cohen , MD

Retina Specialist & Retina Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Forest Hills, Forest Hills, NY

About Dr. Cohen

Ben Z. Cohen, MD, founded Retina Associates of New York in 1983 in Manhattan, New York. This established the start of his mission to provide patients with personalized and focused care using the most advanced medical treatments available to address diseases of the retina.

The practice has since grown to include fully equipped satellite offices in Queens and in New Rochelle, which serve patients in Southern Westchester and the Bronx. Dr. Cohen took his vision to another level when he opened The Retinal Ambulatory Surgery Center of New York in 2006, which is conveniently adjacent to the Manhattan office and is equipped with the most advanced technology available.

Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his postgraduate internship at Long Island Jewish Hospital. He underwent ophthalmology residency training at the University of Chicago and then completed a fellowship in macular disorders at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He completed a second fellowship in surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School and a third in clinical research at the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation.

He remains an active member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Heed Society, Schepens Society, American College of Surgeons, New York State Ophthalmological Society, and the American Society of Retinal Specialists which was formerly the Vitreous Society. Dr. Cohen has also published articles in leading ophthalmology publications and authored chapters in various books.

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Ben Z. Cohen, MD, founded Retina Associates of New York in 1983 in Manhattan, New York. This established the start of his mission to provide patients with personalized and focused care using the most advanced medical treatments available to address diseases of the retina.

The practice has since grown to include fully equipped satellite offices in Queens and in New Rochelle, which serve patients in Southern Westchester and the Bronx. Dr. Cohen took his vision to another level when he opened The Retinal Ambulatory Surgery Center of New York in 2006, which is conveniently adjacent to the Manhattan office and is equipped with the most advanced technology available.

Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his postgraduate internship at Long Island Jewish Hospital. He underwent ophthalmology residency training at the University of Chicago and then completed a fellowship in macular disorders at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He completed a second fellowship in surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School and a third in clinical research at the Eye Research Institute of the Retina Foundation.

He remains an active member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Heed Society, Schepens Society, American College of Surgeons, New York State Ophthalmological Society, and the American Society of Retinal Specialists which was formerly the Vitreous Society. Dr. Cohen has also published articles in leading ophthalmology publications and authored chapters in various books.


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Most Major Insurances Accepted

Retina Associates of New York accepts most major insurance plans. Here is just a short list of some of the major insurance plans we accept. If you do not see your insurance plan listed, please contact our office to confirm.

AARP
Aetna
Affinity
Amerigroup
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareConnect
CoreSource
Fidelis
GHI
HealthCare Partners
HealthFirst
HIP
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medicare
Meritain Health