Dr. Eric Dessner, MD

Ophthalmologist

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81 Willoughby Street, 4th Fl, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Dr. Dessner is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He specializes in no-stitch small incision cataract surgery, muscle surgery, lasers, as well as comprehensive eye examinations for glaucoma, diabetes, and other eye diseases. He has a fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology from the world famous Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. Dr. Dessner and his office staff are committed to providing the highest level of care for his patients.

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Dr Dessner is super detailed and caring. I went to him in an emergency (I had extreme pain and uncontrollable tearing in my left eye) and he made a huge difference. He prescribed meds to provide immediate relief, clearly explained the source of the problem, and switched me to daily contacts to prevent the problem in the future. Highly recommend!

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Everyone there was very pleasant. Great assistants and doctor.

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Very thorough and explained everything thoroughly. Lovely office and nursing staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

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He was very patient and helped me stay calm, highly recommend.

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Really great experience. The receptionist was extremely polite, as well as the doctor. He was very very thorough and informative. I will go back in the future.

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Dr. Dessner was very helpful. I saw him today to get a second opinion for a recurring eye infection, and he was so much more thorough than my first doctor. He explained the problem, told me what I can do to help prevent it, and prescribed a medication (the other doctor did not). I really liked his calm demeanor. He was attentive, gave good eye contact, and answered my questions thoroughly. He even offered more information before I could ask. The wait time was about 25 minutes, which was the only negative of this visit. Overall a very positive experience.

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Dr. Dressner was VERY patient. He's also a great explainer with a nifty eyeball model to demonstrate with.

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Dr. Dessner and staff were very pleasant and professional. My forms from ZocDoc were already printed and waiting for me upon arrival. Dr. Dessner was very knowledgeable and provided an extensive examination with the courtesy to ask whether or not I was driving in order to dilate my pupils. He took his time to explain his diagnosis, provided solutions and reassured me that it was nothing to be worried about. Overall, I had an excellent visit and would recommend him to anyone seeking a great doctor!

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Very thorough and thoughtful -- Dr. Dessner took the time to explain the issues I was having and I left feeling very confident in his abilities and manner.

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He's a nice guy, laid back. A bit too laid back for me. I had to ask for a dilated eye exam. It's good practice to get this done annually, or biennially. Macular degeneration runs in my family. He seemed a bit reluctant to do so. He also didn't test for glaucoma. I'm probably fine. But I've had far more thorough eye exams and check-ups than this. The reason I go to an ophthalmologist versus an optometrist is for the exams and health of my eye. Plus, my insurance pays for it, so why not? Otherwise, I'd save time/money + travel and just see an optometrist or optician in my neighborhood.

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Excellent staff. Clean office. Doctor was very patient with my toddler.

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I was pleasantly surprised. The visit was quick and he diagnosed my red eye immediately. He took his time to examine my eyes and told me of another issue I did not know I had, but told me not to worry for many many years. Dr. Dessner was very pleasant and I would recommend him to anyone.

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Dr. Dessner was really great. He got right to fixing the issues I had in my eye and walked me through everything. Was really happy I went to see him.

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Professional, detailed, even took a model of the eye and explained to me what was going on. Highly recommended. wait time wasn't too long either :)

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He is knowledgeable and thorough.

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I was able to book a same-day appointment through ZocDoc. Everything was handled perfectly. It seemed really crowded, but they got me in way quicker than I expected.

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Very professional

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Very professional. Dr. Dessener has a friendly, relaxed,manner that put me at ease and he spend time to explain my treatment options. He inspired confidence and was thoroughly professional. I highly recommend him.

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Professional - we talked about my eyes a lot - I will recommend him

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Dr Dessner was professional and highly skilled!

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Will definitely return.

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My visit was great, I like that he was straight forward and gave me options. I definitely plan on going back and recommending him.

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I found Dr. Dessner on ZocDoc and was very satisfied with my first visit. I barely waited and he took the time to explain me what was going on with me. He was knowledgeable, friendly and his equipment up to date. Would definitely recommend him.

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prompt, efficient, close by.....thumbs up.......

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Very professional, friendly, and thorough. Highly recommended.

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Great!!!

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He was very thorough and took time to explain procedures and results

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Very empathetic, calm and knowledgeable doctor. I was seen by Dr. Dessner himself right away. Explained condition and diagnosis thoroughly, gave his personal email if something worsens on the weekend, gave clear instructions on medication (and suggestions on who carries it).

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I thought he had great bedaide manner and gave clear explanations

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Very thorough and a very nice person. I would recommend him.

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Wonderful doctor and surgeon. Recommend without reservation.

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Excellent visit

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He was thorough and professional. He took all the time needed to explain everything I needed.

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After a little wait, met with the doctor. Pleasant disposition, excellent diagnosis, thorough understanding of my son's complex eye issues. Took the time to answer my questions and explain treatment. Dr. Dessner was phenomenal.

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I came in for a chalazion removal, and though he seemed quirky at first he was very professional about the procedure and answered all my concerns right away. The procedure was very quick and painless! Only weird thing was this one comment he made about adult-themed screenplays, but overall a cool guy.

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Very professional, knows what he is doing

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He got me in and out, considering my circumstances,

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The wait time was very short. The receptionist was pleasant. Dr. Dessner was friendly and tried to engage my son who was not very talkative that day at all. He attempted to explain my son's condition but in very few words. The visit was quick and brief, not much to say.

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I had a very good experience with Dr. Dressner. I thought he was very thorough and very nice. I would definitely recommend him.

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Eric took the time to explain my condition and did not try to upsell other services. Quick and to the point.