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Dr. Cykiert has been in private practice in New York City since July 1981. His main specialties are:

He has lectured extensively on these and related subjects. Additionally, he also has a general Ophthalmology practice which includes, but is not limited to: contact lenses, laser surgery, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, eye allergies, eye infections, external disease, management of eye surgery complications, general eye checkups and exams, and examinations for eyeglasses.

     Dr. Robert Cykiert is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D. He completed his Residency training in Ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City from 1977-1980. He was appointed Chief Resident in Ophthalmology by the Chairman of the Department. Following this he completed a year long Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

     Since 1981 Dr. Cykiert has been practicing Ophthalmology in New York City, and specializing in Laser Vision Correction (LVC), LASIK, PRK, Excimer Laser Surgery, Corneal Transplant Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cataract and Implant Surgery, and a variety of other complicated surgeries of the anterior segment (front part) of the eye.

     Dr. Cykiert is actively involved in the Resident teaching programs of the hospitals that he is on staff of. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the NYU (New York University) Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine. He is also an Attending Surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Cykiert has served for many years as a Cornea, Laser Vision Correction and Anterior Segment Consultant to many Ophthalmologists in the New York City Metropolitan area. He has also been invited by many hospitals and Medical Centers, in the USA and abroad, to give numerous lectures on a variety of topics in the fields of his expertise. In 1998, NEW YORK MAGAZINE honored Dr. Cykiert by picking him as one of the the Best Ophthalmologists in New York.

LASIK and Laser Vision Correction Specialist

     Dr. Cykiert is one of New York City's leading LASIK specialists. He was one of the first Ophthalmologists in New York to perform Laser Vision Correction in late 1995, when it was first approved by the FDA. Since then he has treated numerous very happy and satisfied people who are now seeing very clearly without glasses or contact lenses. Thus far not one of Dr. Cykiert's patients has needed to go back to wearing glasses or contact lenses for their distance vision. This is an excellent success rate, unsurpassed by anyone.

     Dr. Cykiert has treated patients in a variety of occupations including architects, pilots, dentists, investment bankers, attorneys and many physicians and surgeons who are his colleagues. These are people who are extremely dependent on their vision for their careers and livelihood and cannot afford to have anything but the best possible vision.

     As a result of Dr. Cykiert's corneal training and expertise, and his experience with Laser Vision Correction, he has lectured on these topics to many other Ophthalmologists in the USA and Canada. He has also trained many other Ophthalmologists in New York in Laser Vision Correction techniques. Dr. Cykiert is also a consultant to other Ophthalmologists who perform LASIK, and to patients who seek second opinions about having LASIK or Laser Vision Correction.

Specialty and Subspecialty

     Dr. Cykiert is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Eye MD. He specializes in Laser Vision Correction (LVC) using the LASIK (and PRK) techniques; Cornea and External Disease; and Minimally Invasive Cataract and Implant Surgery.

Hospital and Medical School Affiliations

     Dr. Cykiert is an Ophthalmology Professor at the NYU (New York University) School of Medicine and Medical Center. He is an attending Physician at NYU University Tisch Hospital and an attending Surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is also an attending Ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center and the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Cykiert is actively involved in the Residency program at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital where he teaches Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplant Surgery and LASIK - Laser Vision Correction to Ophthalmologists in training.

Insurance plan participation

Medicare, United Health Care, MagnaCare, GHI, H.I.P., MultiPlan, Oxford and many others. Please call the office for details. Always remember to bring a REFERRAL FORM from your Primary Care Doctor. (Unfortunately most insurance companies and HMOs do not pay for LASIK or Laser Vision Correction).

News Media appearances

  Corneal Transplant Surgery in Infants - Interview by Charles Gibson on A.B.C. Television Network's Good Morning America - August 18, 1987

  Contact Lenses - Interview by Joan Lunden on A.B.C. Television Network's Good Morning America - September 4, 1991

  Corneal Transplant Surgery - Interview by Joan Lunden on A.B.C. Television Network's Good Morning America - June 15, 1993

  Contact Lens and Spectacle Correction of Presbyopia - Interview by Joan Lunden on ABC Television Network's Good Morning America, August 10, 1994

  Contact Lenses in the 40+ Age Group - Interview on CBS Television Network's CBS This Morning, January 2, 1995

  Protecting the Eye From Harmful Ultraviolet (U.V.) Light - Interview on Warner Brothers Television Network, WPIX - Channel 11, New York City, June 30, 1995

  Protecting The Eye From the Sun and Ultraviolet Light - Interview on Fox Television Network News Program, Channel 5, New York City, July 3, 1995

  Ocular Side Effects of Over the Counter and Prescription Medications - Interview on ABC Television Network's Good Morning America, December 11, 1995

  Color Blindness - Interview on Fox News Channel, November 1, 1996

  Stargardt's Disease - Juvenile Macular Degeneration Gene Discovery - Interview on Fox News Channel, March 4, 1997

  Harmful Effects of Ultraviolet Light on the Eye - WNBC TV Station, NYC - Evening News, June 6, 1997

  Excimer Laser PRK and LASIK - Fox News Channel, June 13, 1997


     When Dr. Cykiert is not performing LASIK, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplant Surgery, seeing patients in his office, teaching Ophthalmologists in training, spending time with his family he is running. See his recent New York City marathon finishes below. He has vowed to always finish this race under 4 hours!

Marathon 1994
Marathon 1996

Marathon 1993


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