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Dr. Eric Dessner, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Residency in Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1861686545

Office locations

Downtown Eyecare

398 Bridge Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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This was my first visit to this practice. From the receptionist to seeing Dr. Dessner my experience was above par. Dr. Dessner was very informative and on point with the effects that I was experiencing based on the condition that heobserved as part of my eye exam. Based on this experience I would recommend his services.
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He has all the necessary tools in his office to treat your condition properly
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Dr. Dessner is very nice good manner. However, I feel like the service I got was incomplete somehow. My issue was never resolved and the medications that were prescribed didn't do anything
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Nice, laid back guy. Seems thoroughly competent. Friendly staff. Professional facilities. Convenient to downtown Brooklyn. I’m happy I discovered his practice.
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Perfect!
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I was pleased with my visit to Dr. Dessner. He knew my previous eye doctor. He gave me a thorough exam and wrote out a new prescription for reading glasses.
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Dr. Dessner provided me with how to cure my stye and how to prevent another one in the future with a note.
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Appointment was fine. The office is in the back of an optician and the waiting area was depressing. I didn't feel personal care or attention. He went out to pay for his breakfast order in the middle of the appointment whichI thought was weird. I also got a bill (even though my insurance covered the visit) post the visit for something I was never really able to figure out, but it seemed easier paying the fee (via VENMO, also odd). I will not be coming back.
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This is not my thing, but I have not experienced such a polite and efficient office, of any kind, in a very long time. There's always one glitch. The environment is inviting, the staff very pleasant, mannerly, and accommodating and themedical service excellent. A doctor who listens. Kudos to all!
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Very patient and took time to address all my doubts and concerns and to explain the problem to me
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I did not like my appointment witn Dr Dessner. He’s extremely pretentious and was crewing gum while treating me. He seems to be a good doctor but I didn’t like his attitude.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was impressed. Very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. I will definitely go back.
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Very pleasant! He explained my problem in simple terms and advised how to prevent future issues. I would highly recommend.
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No bad comment about the Doctor but the housekeeping person came in during my interview with the assistant. Being that this conversation is supposed to be confidential, I was surprised the assistant did not ask the cleaning person to leave.This cleaning person too was pretty oblivious about doctor office conduct.
Less than 1 year ago
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really nice staff, very prompt in terms of wait time/ overall appointment time. The Dr was nice and spent a good amount of time with me.
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GREAT!
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It’s not easy to find a pediatric ophthalmologist , after a long drive then finally got there , the Dr wasn’t just take a look then say everything is ok then send u home , nope , he checked my babyson patiently and used his profession to diagnose him ,
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He seemed knowledgeable and explained things well. The other people in the office the day I was there were helpful as well. The people who handle billing were a little disorganized.
Less than 1 year ago
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The experience was great, everyone who attended to me helped ease off all my apprehension. I was refered to another Doc who was not available for another week, went online and gor Dr. Dessner based on reviews and honestly am moeethan glad I chose him. He took his time to explain every bit of the process and implications. Thank you.
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Very nice, thorough and understanding !
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No problem . on time . great.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Dessner was super thorough with his examination and his explanation explanation. I would totally recommend him to friend and family.
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He is an intelligent practitioner
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Extremely patient and willing to explain things I didn’t understand. And thorough.
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Extremely knowledgeable and personable. Was very helpful in assessing and treating my condition
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Dr. Dessner is wonderful! I don't live that close to his office any more but continue to go see him because I feel in good hands and he's always enjoyable to be around.
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Personable, knowledgable, friendly, and prompt. Everything you could want from a Doctor's visit... I would surely return for any eye issues!
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Friendly staff, reasonable wait time, and my condition was promptly diagnosed and addressed. I'll be back.
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Friendly, helpful staff. Professionalism at all times.
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Great doctor, very knowledgeable and clear about what he was doing step by step, his diagnosis, and next steps in terms of aftercare.
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He was very nice for my first visit and his staff is great also.
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Dr. Dessner and the staff are very friendly and personable. Every aspect of the exam and the consequences was explained thoroughly in an understandable manner. I was comfortable with the process throughout and felt they were genuinely concerned. This was a first-time visit, and I left impressed with their practice.
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He was very kind with my daughter . He explained very well what she was suffering from . She was assessed very well . Personal staff were very nice too.
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Dr. Dessner and his staff are highly professional and courteous. His new office facilities are very pleasant and convenient,
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Dr. Eric Dessner was very good and informative.
More than 1 year ago
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I'm a repeat patient. It is a positive experience.
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Everyone at his office that I spoke to was top notch. The staff was very polite and knowledgeable. They had paperwork ready for me, all I had to do was sign. My eye was injured and immediately it was numbed formy comfort. Dr. Dessner himself was great. He put me right at ease and fixed my issue quickly. I will return to this office for my yearly recommended exam because of the positive experience I had today.
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Repeat visit - very patient and thorough - Addressed all my issues.
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He was very humble and professional i enjoyed my visit.
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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 thesource 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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Great doctor and office!!!!
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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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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 tohelp 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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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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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 whetheror 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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