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Arnold S. Prywes, MD

Glaucoma & Laser Cataract Surgeon

Arnold S. Prywes, MD, graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, where he completed an internship in internal…

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  • Medical School

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City

  • Internship

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City

  • Residency

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City

  • Fellowship

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City


  • Top Doctor

    • Castle–Connolly Guide

Professional activities

  • Diplomate

    American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow & Life Member

    American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow

    American College of Surgeons
  • Past Chair Patient Advocacy Subcommittee

    American Glaucoma Society
  • Past President

    Long Island Ophthalmological Society
  • Past President

    Nassau County Medical Society
  • Past President

    Nassau Academy of Medicine
  • Past President

    New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • Past Delegate

    Medical Society State of NY
  • Member

    New York Glaucoma Society
  • Member

    Ophthalmic Laser Surgical and Imaging Society
  • Member

    Allied Artists of America
  • Member

    Audubon Artists of America

NewsOctober 4, 2019

OCLI Broadens its Patient Service Footprint by Partnering with Eye Care Associates/ Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island

Westbury, New York – May 17, 2018 – OCLI, a Spectrum Vision Partners managed practice, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with the well-respected ophthalmology practice Eye Care Associates/Glaucoma Consultants of Long Island (ECA/GCLI), with locations in Bethpage and Lake Success. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Bethpage, New York, Eye Care…

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Arnold S. Prywes, MD, graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, where he completed an internship in internal medicine, an ophthalmology residency, and fellowship.

Dr. Prywes is immediate past president of the New York State Ophthalmological Society and a clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the New York University School of Medicine. He has been chief of the glaucoma service at the Long Island Jewish/Northwell Health Department of Ophthalmology since 1981, and is emeritus chief of ophthalmology and past president of the medical staff at New Island Hospital.

Dr. Prywes is past president of the Nassau County Medical Society, Nassau Academy of Medicine, Long Island Ophthalmological Society, and an Honor Award recipient and councilor emeritus of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Prywes is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons. He served as a reviewer for the journal Glaucoma and chair of the Patient Advocacy Subcommittee of the American Glaucoma Society. He is actively involved in clinical research and is the inventor of multiple patents, including one for the XEN gel stent device, a minimally invasive glaucoma procedure indicated for refractory glaucoma.

Dr. Prywes has been listed as a Top Doctor in the Castle–Connolly Guide for over two decades.

* An OCLI affiliate

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We are here for our patients and the community during this difficult time and are committed to providing eye care for those who need it in a safe and clean environment - although have temporarily closed the majority of our eye clinics in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.