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Free Dry Eye Screenings Provided to Attendees

Dry eye disease is the most common reason why patients visit their doctor. It affects more than 100 million people worldwide and is often under-recognized and under-diagnosed. Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) was on hand at the Town of Hempstead Senior Health & Wellness Fair in Lido Beach to provide dry eye screenings to the hundreds of seniors that attended the event. Dr. JoAnn Chang, who recently joined OCLI, was one of the guest lecturers. She spoke about cataracts, how to maintain optimum eye health and the latest advancements in treating cataracts. Dr. Chang is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained corneal specialist with intensive training and experience in all the latest refractive surgical technology including Laser Vision Correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism such as Bladefree LASIK. A resident of Baldwin, Dr. Chang works in OCLI’s Rockville Centre, Lynbrook and Garden City offices.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray welcomed hundreds of senior citizens to this year’s Health and Wellness Fair, an annual event that takes place in June at Lido Beach Town Park. The fair offered a number of free.



WESTBURY, NY (MAY 6, 2013) — LipiFlow®, a breakthrough treatment for evaporative dry eye disease, was featured on the nationally syndicated talk show, The Doctors, on May 6, 2013. Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI), a full service eye care practice, offers the LipiFlow treatment for patients who suffer from evaporative dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is the most common reason why patients visit their eye doctor. This disease often stems from a deficiency or degeneration in the oil layer of the eye’s natural tear film. The oily lipids serve as a protective layer so that the aqueous (water) layer of the eye’s tear film does not evaporate. LipiFlow, the only FDA-cleared treatment for dry eye, treats patients with blocked oil glands in their eyelids, called meibomian gland dysfunction. Unblocking the oil glands helps restore a healthy tear film.

Dry eye disease affects more than 100 million people worldwide. Of those, 65 percent suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye. Common symptoms of dry eye include dryness, grittiness, soreness, irritation, burning, visual fluctuation and eye fatigue. These symptoms can hinder people’s daily activities such as reading, driving, using the computer, wearing contact lenses and being outdoors on windy days. Many dry eye patients complain that their symptoms worsen throughout the day. “Dry eye disease is an epidemic in the United States and the most common concern patients discuss when visiting eye care professionals,” said Dr. Eric Donnenfeld a founding partner of OCLI. “We are very pleased to offer the LipiFlow treatment to help those patients who are very frustrated with this chronic disease and all of the ways it negatively impacts their lives. In effect, LipiFlow helps the meibomian glands resume their natural function and many patients who have tried everything else have received symptom relief.”

Historically, common therapies aimed at dry eye symptom relief included using warm compresses, over- the-counter wetting drops and ointments, and prescription drugs. Alternatively, the LipiFlow treatment addresses the root cause of evaporative dry eye by unblocking the meibomian glands that secrete oily lipids. In controlled clinical studies of patients who received a single LipiFlow treatment, the average meibomian gland score at four weeks increased by two to three times over the baseline condition, which reflects improvement in the number of glands secreting and secretion quality. Additionally, at four weeks after the LipiFlow treatment, 79 percent of patients reported improvement in dry eye symptoms.

Dr. Daniel Kiernan was featured on Fox Health about a new injection to treat Vitreo-Macular Adhesion

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island’s own Dr. Daniel Kiernan was featured on Fox Health about a new injection to treat Vitreo-Macular Adhesion: JETREA. Dr. Kiernan was the first doctor on Long Island to treat a patient with this drug and JETREA will be available in OCLI locations across Long Island by OCLI’s Board Certified Ophthalmologists who are Retinal Specialists, Dr.’s Glenn Stoller (Lynbrook, Rockville Centre), Ken Carnevale (Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, East Setauket) and Daniel Kiernan (Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, East Setauket, Mineola).

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Ophthalmic Consultants MD has injected the first patient on Long Island with Jetrea

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island is thrilled to announce that our own Daniel Kiernan, MD has injected the first patient on Long Island with Jetrea.

Jetrea is a medication that is used to treat symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion.

Today, FOX News filmed a segment about this new treatment and it is slated to air soon.

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island Names Dr. Daniel Garibaldi as Partner

January 23, 2013 (Westbury, NY) – Dr. Daniel Garibaldi has been named Partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI). Dr. Garibaldi joined OCLI in July of 2007 after serving as the Assistant Chief of Service and Clinical Instructor at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In this multifaceted role, he directly supervised the training of Wilmer’s residents, directed an oculoplastics subspecialty clinic and served as assistant director of the Wilmer trauma service.

“During his tenure here at OCLI for the past five years, Dr. Garibaldi has made great contributions to the practice, including providing the highest quality medical care, dedication and attention to the patients he serves,” said Dr. Richard Sturm, the Managing Partner of OCLI. “His vision and leadership have played major roles in the success and growth of OCLI and we are pleased to announce him being named partner.”

Dr. Garibaldi graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Neuroscience. He then received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, where he finished first in his class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor society. He completed his general medical internship at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park and then an ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Garibaldi remained at Wilmer Eye for a two-year fellowship in Oculoplastics, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery and served as the Assistant Chief of Service. He is currently on staff as an Attending Surgeon at Mercy Medical Center hospital, Island Eye Surgicenter, Long Island Ambulatory Surgery Center and Melville Surgical Center.

During his time at Wilmer, Dr. Garibaldi was very active in ophthalmic research. His CV includes numerous articles and academic presentations and two book chapters. His research has been recognized by awards and grants from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Wilmer Eye Institute and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has designed and conducted both prospective clinical trials and experimental research projects. He has served as a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals including American Journal of Ophthalmology, Cornea, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, and Ophthalmology.

Recently, the Gift of Sight Program of the New York Grand Lodge, Order Sons of Italy (OSIA) honored Dr. Garibaldi with the distinguished Banko Award. The award is presented to a doctor or individual who conducts research in treatments of various eye disorders or the development of new technologies to further advancements in eye surgery.

Dr. Daniel Garibaldi

Dr. Daniel Garibaldi

RotaCare honors Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island With Their Community Service Award

On October 12th RotaCare honored Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) with RotaCare’s Community Service Award for their commitment to caring for Long Islanders in need.  For many years, OCLI has generously served the Long Island community by routinely providing free medical and surgical care to underserved and uninsured populations. CBS2 News Weather Anchor John Elliott hosted the 19th Annual Caregiver’s Ball which was attended by over 200 people and took place at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park.

From left to right:

Top Row: Dr. David Sachs, Dr. Jack Oats, Dr. Daniel Garibaldi, Dr. Michael Swerdin, Dr. Valerie Trubnik, OCLI CEO Tom Burke, Dr. Anzhelika Vaccaro, Dr. John Wittpenn, Dr. Paul Galstian, Dr. Peter Wong
Bottom Row: Dr. Ken Carnevale, Dr. Glenn Stoller, Dr. Gerard D’Aversa, Dr. Russell Fumuso, Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Dr. Richard Sturm, Dr. Robert Broderick, Dr. Ronald Caronia, Dr. David Nelson.


Dr. Russell Fumuso of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) speaks at the Garden City Senior Center in Garden City

On Wednesday, September 26, Dr. Russell Fumuso of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) spoke at the Garden City Senior Center in Garden City. He lectured for an hour about general ocular health and various conditions to be aware of including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. A series of Q&A’s followed his presentation in addition to an assortment of giveaways and literature.

A resident of Garden City, Dr. Russell Fumuso is a Founding Partner of OCLI and a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery with premium lens implantation, as well as all aspects of comprehensive ophthalmology. He has served on the faculty at the State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine, and is presently an attending surgeon in the Department of Surgery, Ophthalmology, at both Mercy Medical Center and North Shore University Hospitals.

Macular Degeneration: Predict, Protect and Preserve

On Saturday, September 8, 175 people attended a free patient educational program titled: “Macular Degeneration: Predict, Protect and Preserve.” The program was sponsored by The Macular Degeneration Association and Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and co chaired by Doctors Glenn Stoller, Ken Carnevale and Daniel Kiernan. The event took place at Hofstra University. Free screenings were given to determine the presence of drusen or macular degeneration. Topics included the latest advances in research, nutrition, medications, low vision and therapy innovations that will greatly improve quality of life.

Dine for a Cause! Support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Dine for a Cause! Join OCLI on Thursday, July 26th’s at Chili’s in Westbury (1205 Corporate Drive) to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Print out and present the flyer on Thursday, July 26th between 11am – 11pm to Chili’s in Westbury, NY and Chili’s will donate 10% of the sale to OCLI’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team! Hope to see you there!