Dr. Tod Haller is an ophthalmologist practicing in Queens, New York. Dr. Haller specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Haller can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Haller can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
Education and Training
MD at Ross University
Ross University, School of Medicine,Roseau, Dominica Medicine
American Board of Ophthalmology
OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO
Dr. Tod Haller, MD's Expert Contributions
It can be. Do not delay. Go see an ophthalmologist for a complete retina exam. Best of luck. READ MORE
Wearing sunglasses is always healthier for the eyes. In terms of your postoperative questions, you should really be asking your surgeon. READ MORE
The only choices that exist are either surgery or observation. Cataract surgery is elective and if a patient is happy with his/her vision, then they do not need cataract surgery. You can just leave it. READ MORE
The treatment for retinal holes is to cause 360 degree scarring around the hole to prevent it from becoming a detachment. One way to do that is lasering a 360 degree ring around the hole sealing it off. Another is by freezing the eye at the site of the hole, killing that area, therefore causing a scar at the site of the hole. They both work, but laser is easier and painless and does not require more than an anesthetic eye drop. Cryo is extremely painful without some kind of a major local anesthesia (like a shot). For the patient, laser is easier to sit through. However, I usually tell patients, whatever the retina specialist is more comfortable doing, that’s what you stick with. I would just discuss the options with your retina specialist. Best of luck. READ MORE
Yes, they absolutely can. READ MORE
You should see an eye doctor to determine “why” it is tearing. Once the cause is identified, then it can be treated appropriately. Otherwise, you are treating it blindly (no pun intended). READ MORE
Cataract surgery is NEVER necessary except in very few situations. Otherwise, it is generally an elective surgery and does not need to be done. I would discuss with your ophthalmologist whether it is an emergency or NECESSARY, and why. Otherwise, I would consider it elective surgery. READ MORE
How Accentrix Solution for Injection works: Accentrix 10 mg/ml Solution for Injection is a monoclonal antibody, used to treat several eye diseases causing vision impairment. It works by stopping abnormal blood vessel growth and leakage in the eye(s) that occur due to excess human vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), thereby preventing vision loss. READ MORE
Typically, if you don't see any issues, like eyes are crossed or turned out, etc., then the first eye exam is at age 4. READ MORE
That depends on the extent of her eye disease. The early stages do not require any treatment. The later stages require laser of the retina or injections of medicine into The eye. In extreme cases, a person may require surgery. If her vision is getting worse, she needs to be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately. READ MORE
Sometimes it can be a sign of thyroid problems or menopause . READ MORE
Of course there are risks. In fact there are potential risks associated with any surgery. I would speak to your surgeon about the risks and see whether you are willing to bet your vision against those risks. READ MORE
That depends on you. If you take good care of them and they are the proper fit, then yes, they are safe. However if you don’t care for them properly or they were not fit by an optometrist or ophthalmologist than the answer is no READ MORE
That depends on her preoperative eye health as well as the method that the surgery was performed. That is impossible or another surgeon to answer, because each patient is different. READ MORE
Certain parts of an eye can be transplanted, but not an entire eye. In order to remove an eye, the nerve must be cut to allow the eye to come out. Once the nerve is cut, it can no longer be attached to a new eye, therefore making a full eye transplant impossible READ MORE
Yes it can. It can affect your retina and even speed up the formation of cataracts. Sunglasses are always recommended. READ MORE
There are many! She should see an eye doctor ASAP! READ MORE
Yes READ MORE
The rule is, if you are not sure, get it checked out. It does not hurt to get it checked out. READ MORE
You should visit a doctor. At the moment, there's no telling what it is, and if it is an infection, it will only get worse. READ MORE
I accidentally got eye makeup remover in my eyes and it is burning in spite of using water on them. What should I do now?
Go see an ophthalmologist immediately. READ MORE
You should bring him in to see an eye doctor. There can be many causes of burning eyes. READ MORE
Absolutely! Many of them do. READ MORE
You need to see an eye doctor immediately!!! Go right now!!! READ MORE
Yes and no. The computer and its screen are not what causes the dryness. When our minds are concentrating on reading and processing the information from the screen, our blink rate naturally drops. This way, your eyes are blinking less causing more dryness. That's the long, yet short answer of it. Try to train yourself to look away from the computer often and take short breaks. That usually helps. READ MORE
Unfortunately, you can't find out on your own. He would need to be tested by an eye doctor. Just keep in mind that most 3-year-olds can't understand the color-blindness test, so he may not be able to take the test until he is a little older, but we can always try. READ MORE
Based on the symptoms, there is no way to tell. He would need to be examined. Don't play around and assume it is allergies, because if you are wrong, he can spread it to the whole family and his friends. READ MORE
See an ophthalmologist immediately!! Juvenile cataracts need to be treated immediately to prevent permanent visual loss in that eye. Go ASAP!! READ MORE
Any age is a safe age for sunglasses. READ MORE
Yes! In the United States, the FDA does not allow it for anyone under 21 years old. That would be my suggestion, too. In most countries, it is 21 years old as well, but there are a few that it is 18 years old. READ MORE
It could be a poorly fitting contact lens, or you might need a specific contact lens for dry eyes. First try with an over the counter rewetting drop. If that doesn't help then the fit needs to be examined. Feel better READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Chief Resident in Ophthalmology Bronx Lebanon Hospital 2008 - 2009
- Research Award in Cornea 2008 ASCRS
- Patients Choice Award (7 Consecutive Years) 2016 Vitals.com
- Most Compassionate Doctor Award (7 consecutive years) 2016 American Research Assoc.
- New York's #1 rated Eye Doctor 2013 Healthtap
- New York's #1 Ophthalmologist Grand Champion 2013 Healthtap
- America's Most Honored Physicians (5 consecutive Years) ARA
- On Time Doctor Award (3 consecutive Years) Vitals.com
- Eye Problems
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- New York Ophthalmologic Society
- Queens Ophthalmologic Society
- Medical State Society of NY
- Member NY STATE OPHTHELMOLOGIC SOCIETY
- Member NY STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY
- Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
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Dr. Todd is amazing! I highly recommend. Now I know why his ratings are so hi. Well worth it and deserving. His staff is so sweet and brilliant
The service was great. I see why they are so popular. Staff was so nice. People were great. I spoke to many people in the waiting room and they either are back because they loved him or they had great surgery from him. I highly recommend
He literally gets my autistic son and my autistic son truly responds to him. It's incredible. He is a truly gifted human being and physician. He is a miracle worker with kids and adults. I have never heard a bad review, and you will see why
Dr Todd is great. He saved my mothers sight. We all love him. His people are very nice and skilled. I see why he is so popular. I have no problem waiting for him. My kids love him too.
Dr. Tod Haller is an amazing surgeon!! His staff is incredible and at no time did I even get nervous or doubt his skills. I am so happy with the results and I highly recommend him
Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Tod Haller, who serves patients in the Bronx, New York.
Dr. Haller is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in surgical, pediatric, and general eye care for patients of all ages, including special-needs pediatrics. He is currently serving patients at Riverdale Ophthalmology in the Bronx, New York. Riverdale Ophthalmology is a state-of-the-art eye center dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of ophthalmology services, including complete eye exams, contact lens and glasses exams, disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as eye surgery.
Dr. Haller’s hospital affiliations include NYU Langone Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Mount Sinai Hospital Center, The Mackool Eye Institute, and Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens.
Dr. Haller attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s accelerated BA/MD program and earned his medical degree from Ross University Medical School, where he graduated with highest honors. While in college, he was a member of the nation’s highest honor society – Omicron Delta Kappa. Dr. Haller then went on to complete his internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City. He served as ophthalmology chief resident at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center from 2008 until 2009. During that time, he was nominated as a finalist by the Medical State Society of NY for the Resident Leadership Award in New York State.
Dr. Haller has extensive clinical experience in primary vision care and comprehensive ophthalmology. He performs laser and surgical procedures for patients with glaucoma, cataracts, as well as retina and diabetic problems. Additionally, he is certified by VisX to perform LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures.
Dr. Haller is a member of the New York State Ophthalmological Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Queens Ophthalmologic Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Medical Society of the State of New York.
Dr. Haller has been a frequent guest on local and national television. He was a guest ophthalmology consultant to the Discovery Channel. Additionally, Dr. Haller has won numerous awards throughout his line of work, including the Cornea Special Interest Research Project Award at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2008, Patients’ Choice Award from 2010 to 2019, Compassionate Doctor Recognition from 2011to 2019, and Most Honored 1% Doctors in America Award from 2015 to 2019. He was also awarded Top Ophthalmologist in New York State in 2013, Top Ophthalmologist in the Bronx in 2013, and Most Influential Doctor in the Bronx Region in 2013 by HealthTap.
Dr. Haller won the Basic Science Research Award at the Medical State Society of the State of New York Annual Resident/Fellow Research Symposium in 2009. He was accepted into the Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2017, as well as awarded The Albert Neilson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 for his great work with special-needs children.
Dr. Haller is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO is an independent, nonprofit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists (eye physicians and surgeons) in the United States. Additionally, Dr. Haller attributes his success to his love for his patients.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.
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