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Qualifications and Experience
Rudrani Banik, MD, is a member of the Ophthalmology Faculty Practice at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
She is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophthalmology. She manages the entire spectrum of diseases affecting vision which arise from the nervous system including: optic neuritis, optic neuropathy (abnormality of optic nerve), optic disc edema (swelling of the optic nerve), ocular myasthenia gravis, brain tumors or stroke affecting vision, idiopathic intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri, unexplained visual loss, headaches (migraines), double vision, blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm. She is fully trained in the use of Botulinum toxin (Botox) for facial spasms as well as cosmetic indications. She also performs cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, and adult strabismus.
Dr. Banik is a graduate of the Brown University’s School of Medicine in Providence, RI and graduated with a B.A with Honors and M.D. She completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine. She went on to pursue fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
She served on the full-time faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx for over 3 years. Subsequently she served as Residency Program Director for Ophthalmology at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for two years prior to joining the Faculty Practice at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Banik is also an Attending Ophthalmologist involved in supervising and teaching residents at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is currently the principal investigator for several clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy, and optic neuritis. She has authored numerous articles in the field and has presented at national as well as international meetings.
Verified Patient Reviews
She is very nice but I have to wait always my appointment was 3:15 ended 5:40 I waited around 50 minutes But still she is goooood!
Overall, this was an excellent experience. The office is new and lovely, the staff helpful, the medical assistant/nurse was very nice and thorough and Dr. Banik was terrific (great bedside manner, excellent exam, thoughtful explanations). The only issue-- the cost was significantly higher than I had been quoted on the phone. I think it was worth it though.