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Dr. Daniel Sambursky,


  • Over 20,000 ocular procedures

Educational Background

Dr. Daniel Sambursky completed his medical degree at The State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical School in Syracuse. Dr. Sambursky then completed his specialization in ophthalmology and ocular surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, where he served as chief resident during his final year of training. He completed his fellowship in refractive and corneal surgery at the prestigious Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital, widely regarded as one of the best ophthalmology programs in the world.

Dr. Sambursky is an innovative and dedicated vision correction surgeon with special interests in LASIK and cataract surgery. His pursuit of excellence and perfection makes him a leader in the field of LASIK vision correction and refractive surgery.

Refractive Experience

Dr. Sambursky is a pioneer in laser vision correction. In the early 1990s, he participated in investigative trials on excimer laser surgery and was among the first surgeons in the United States to perform LASIK surgery.

He has also served as a Resident Instructor at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital where he has taught dozens of Ophthalmologists his surgical techniques in refractive, cataract and corneal surgery. He continues to teach many doctors his expertise from the U.S and abroad and serves as an assistant clinical professor at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. Dr. Sambursky has patients from around the world that seek his experience in LASIK surgery.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Sambursky designed and patented an intraocular lens, which is used to replace the human crystalline lens during cataract surgery and also designed a few surgical instruments that may be used during eye surgery. In addition, he was one of the first vision correction surgeons in the United States to remove a cataract with a laser by using a technique known as Laser Photolysis. He was also one of the first cataract surgeons to remove the human crystalline lens using pulses of water, a technique called Aqualase. For the past few years, he has lectured on vision correction surgery including LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S. and abroad.

Associations and Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
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