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Richard J. Mackool, MD

Richard J. Mackool, MD is the founder and Director of The Mackool Eye Institute and Laser Center in Queens, which was the…

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Education

  • Residency

    • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary

  • Medical School

    • Boston University School of Medicine

  • Undergraduate

    • Boston University

Professional activities

  • Director

    The Mackool Eye Institute
  • Director of Resident Training

    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology

    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and NYU Medical Center
  • Board of Directors Member

    Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
  • Editorial Board Member

    Video Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Editorial Board Member

    Cataract Refractive Surgery Today
  • Editorial Board Member

    Eyecare Technology (Journal)
  • Editorial Board Member

    EyeWorld
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Biography

Richard J. Mackool, MD is the founder and Director of The Mackool Eye Institute and Laser Center in Queens, which was the first eye care center in New York to provide eye surgery and laser treatment without the need for hospitalization. He is an internationally recognized expert on microsurgery of the eye and has maintained his practice in ophthalmology since 1973. He is a professor of ophthalmic surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and NYU Medical Center.

An inventor of computerized microsurgical instruments and techniques for cataract removal, nearsightedness, and astigmatism, Dr. Mackool has published many scientific papers and textbooks and has been granted more than 50 patents. He has lectured throughout the United States and abroad and eye surgeons from every continent have traveled to New York to attend courses conducted by Dr. Mackool.

Dr. Mackool has performed more than 70,000 microsurgical procedures, specializing in lens implants, small incision, no stitch cataract surgery, laser vision correction, corneal transplants, and vitreous microsurgery.

Dr. Mackool has been repeatedly named in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors in NY”, American Health Magazine’s “Best Doctors in the US” and also by Ophthalmology Times as one of the 10 best ophthalmic surgeons in the U.S.

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