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Dry Eye Center of New York is committed to treating all disorders of the surface of the eye.

Dr. Robert Latkany
Dr. Robert Latkany
Robert Latkany, M.D. is a board certified corneal specialist and refractive surgeon. He is fluent in Spanish as a second language (habla con fluidez el español como segunda lengua). Dr. Latkany is a Columbia graduate who continued on to earn his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He served as the chief resident in ophthalmology while at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and continued there to pursue a fellowship in corneal/external disease and refractive surgery.

Dr. Latkany specializes in treating patients with dry eyes, blepharitis, pterygium, pingueculum, corneal ulcers, corneal scars, corneal swelling requiring corneal transplantation, stem cell deficiency, poorly healing epithelial defects (non-healing skin-defects in the eye) that may require amniotic membrane transplants, ocular rosacea, and styes.

Dr. Latkany is experienced in many refractive surgery procedures and has authored numerous scientific papers and publications. He is actively in dry eye research and lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Latkany’s book, The Dry Eye Remedy, the first book ever written about dry eyes to the general public, sold almost 20,000 copies in the first year.

Dr. Evelyn Icasiano
Dr. Evelyn Icasiano
Proficient in Spanish (competentes en español), Evelyn Icasiano, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist providing a broad spectrum of comprehensive eye care with special interests in cataract surgery and laser vision correction refractive surgery.

Dr. Icasiano graduated from Rutgers University. At Rutgers, she was awarded the Henry Rutgers Scholar Award after completing a senior research thesis in the biological sciences and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She then went on to earn her medical degree at the Chicago Medical School. Upon graduation she completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in New York followed by her residency training in ophthalmology at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Following her residency training, she continued her training with a subspecialty fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Did You Know?

Persons with dry eyes often report excessive tearing. If the body senses that your eyes are too dry, it will make more tears to compensate.

Each eye contains a punctum on the lower lid near the nose. This punctum is a hole that drains tears from the eye. Like any drain, it can be plugged to prevent the fluid from draining out.

Punctal plugs can improve vision in dry eye patients.

Punctal plug insertion is a quick in-office procedure and is completely reversible.

Did You Know?

Dr. Robert Latkany también habla español.

Wearing your contact lenses overnight greatly increases your risks of developing a corneal ulcer.

An estimated 60 million people have dry eyes.

Wearing contact lenses for extended periods of time can cause dry eyes.

People who sleep with their eyes partially open or people with Bell's Palsy are at increased risk for dry eye syndrome.

Did You Know?

If you raise your chair at your computer desk a little so that you are looking down at the computer screen, you will decrease the evaporation of your tear film by reducing the exposed ocular surface area.

Fish oil, particularly Salmon oil and Flaxseed oil contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which has to be beneficial for many aspects of the body, not just someone suffering with dry eyes

Eye or eyelid surgery can alter the quantity, quality or distribution of your tear film.

Medications such as antihistamines, oral contraceptives, beta-blockers, diuretics, and mood-stabilizers can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.