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Dr. Neelofar Ghaznawi, MD

Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Neelofar Ghaznawi is an attentive, thorough ophthalmologist and cornea and external disease specialist treating patients in Brooklyn, New York, and the surrounding communities. Her goal as a practitioner is to keep her patients well-informed and work with them to develop a treatment plan best-suited to their individual needs. Dr. Ghaznawi holds certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and Women in Ophthalmology.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Bellevue Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Wills Eye Hospital, Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • North Shore University Hospital (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Women in Ophthalmology

Awards and publications

  • Ghaznawi N, Rapuano CJ, Hammersmith KM, Laibson PR, Cohen EJ. Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Comparison of Disease in Patients 60 Years and Older Versus Younger than 60 Years. Ophthalmology. 2011; 118(11):2242-2250
  • Kathil P, Chin K, Ghaznawi N, Finger PT.Transpupillary Nd:YAG Laser Cystotomy for Iris Pigment Epithelial Cysts with Secondary Progressive Angle Closure. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging. Accepted Feb 23, 2011. In Press.
  • 2010 Ghaznawi N, Hammersmith KM. Superficial Keratectomy. Albert and Lucarelli’s Clinical Atlas of Procedures in Ophthalmic Surgery, Second Edition. 2011

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1184814048

Office locations

NY Vision Group

119-15 Atlantic Avenue

Richmond Hill, NY 11418

NY Vision Group

37 Murray Street, #39, Unit B

New York, NY 10007

NY Vision Group

279 Wyckoff Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11237

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I have had two routine eye exams at this practice so sharing this review to help others. The office is clean, Dr. Ghaznawi is polite, and the wait is not long. However, every time I've gone here, there are billing issues.The first, in 2016, the routine eye exam was billed incorrectly and the charges were immediately reversed after I called the insurance company. I was told that it was a simple billing code error (everybody makes mistakes!), so I decided to give them another chance in 2017. Sad to say that the same thing happened again in 2017--and yes, shame on me for giving them a second chance! Given the billing issue in 2016, I was extremely diligent and vocal in verifying at every step of the appointment that I was only there for a routine eye exam as covered under my insurance. Now it's been 10 months of my insurance company and my employer's health advocacy group trying to get a response from them and remove the fraudulent charges. I sincerely hope this doesn't happen to anyone else so please beware and remain very diligent if you decide to get services from this practice.
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Everyone seemed super professional and friendly.
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Excellent!! I was very comfortable and the staff is very efficient in taking care of you !!
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One of the best doctors I've ever seen nice , clean and modern clinic very nice doctor
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She was extremely good with her diagnosis. Very polite and understanding to my concerns.
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It was a clean setting, along with a professional staff. They made me feel welcome and I was seen in a timely manner.
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Very good.
Less than 3 months ago
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She's professional and helpful, great doctor!
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Ghaznawi is a very courteous and nice doctor. I came in for an Lasik procedure and the staff was quick and kind, despite the busy waiting area. Overall, I spend around 30 minutes in their office and I highly recommendDr. Ghaznawi, who listened to my concerns and gave me very helpful advice for my dry eyes. I will be coming back for my next appointment!
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Very professional and friendly. Would recommend.
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I really liked office environment I was entertained right away I did not have wait long and every process was smooth from documentation to check up and assessment. Dr. Neelofar was very professional and she gave me time during my eyeexam. I really recommend her for people who are looking for a good eye doctor in Queens and Brooklyn area.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional and experienced!
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P E R F E C T ????
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I thought Dr. Ghaznawi was very knowledgeable and very kind. I'd definitely recommend her to a friend and will do a follow up appt with her.
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The waiting time was ridiculous long!!
Less than 6 months ago
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She was very professional and trustworthy.
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Great office, great staff! Overall very pleasant visit.
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Professional, quick, helpful—office staff and doctor.
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This office is very welcoming. It’s very clean and the people are polite and helpful. I’ve been looking for an eye doctor for a while and I’ve finally found a permanent one. I had a very thorough eye exam and Iwill returning soon! The only complaint i would say is the wait time but it’s definitely worth it.
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This was my second visit and I'm very happy I found this office. The receptionists are nice, the technicians are kind and efficient, and the Doctor herself is pleasant as well as obviously quite knowledgeable. Plus it's a ten minute walk from my house! All good.
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Would not recommend based on long wait time (I had to wait an hour to see the doctor for new prescription only).
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Dr Neelofar is always very friendly and thorough.
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The facility was clean and the wait wasn’t long at all.
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Very easy, she is professional and wonderful at what she does.
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It went well and as expected.
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The doctor was very professional and the staff were very helpful. I didn't wait for very long. Overall is was a nice visit and I will come again for my next appointment.
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Neelofar is worth the wait (my second time there and always an out of control wait) as she is courteous and well versed in eye issues. She reassured me and helped me with an infected eye once and now the second time. Highly recommended.
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Lots of inital paper work that could have been filled out with the zocdoc info.
More than 1 year ago
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She was fantastic. On time, explained everything as she was going through it, and patient.
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She is very professional. She patiently asked my question during my visit.
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Very sweet and communicative
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Dr Ghaznawi was pleasant, courteous and professional. I would highly recommend others to visit her office.
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Dr. Ghaznawi is extremely professional and pleasant. Her staff is also very helpful and respectful. Highly recommend this doctor!
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Went for an annual vision check-up. Dr. Ghaznawi was great, as was her staff.
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Overall very sayisfied.
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The Dr. was professional and my appointment took the expected amount of time.
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She was very pleasant
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The waiting time is awful I didn't liked that!! They need to improved!!
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Once I was finally seen - a nurse did two tests, took some history, and then I waited another 45 minutes before seeing the doctor. My appointment took 2.5 hours - I had to cancel two meetings at work, and inaddition to this inconvenience, had my eyes so extremely dilated that they were still fuzzy and dilated at 4pm. I ended up having to leave work as I could barely see. I have had this test done (which requires dilated pupils) many times before - and have never had the effects last such a long time.
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She was very pleasant and explained everything I needed to know in a very clear manner. Took care of my issue and told me to follow up soon.
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The check-in process could be improved, but otherwise i had a positive experience at this office visit.
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Great treatment and very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was exceptional as well as the staff.
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Very concerned, professional and thorough!
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Explained treatment options, made a suggestion and got to work. Efficient and Professional !! Could not ask for much more !
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She is very friendly and helpful doctor. Discus and sugesion very well. She is no 1. And 100% good doctor
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She is very good doctor
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It can be a long wait since it's only one doctor at this office but trust me it's well worth it! The doctor I saw was very patient and friendly, she addressed all my questions and concerns! I will be coming back! I highly recommend.
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Aside from waiting for 1 hour and 10 minutes to be seen, it was a good experience.
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My visit was very pleasant. Doctor Ghaznawi was very patient, attentive and knowledgeable of my condition. She explained everything to me in great details and also gave great suggestions. I would definitely return to her office again and also recommend her to others.
More than 1 year ago
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