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About Dr. Leeber Cohen

Dr. Leeber Cohen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Cohen has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Leeber Cohen is Great. Dr. Leeber Cohen has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Leeber Cohen is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Leeber Cohen Md

11 5th Ave Ste B
New York, NY 10003
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Dr. Leeber Cohen has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Lasik Surgery
  • Cataract
  • Eye Pain
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Vision Issues
  • Blindness
  • Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

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Wonderful doctor.

Very accurate and professional, soft spoken doctor.

Easy Appointment
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Horrible experience

I waited up to 3 hrs in his office. He overbooks, he's rushed. He's running in and out of 2 or 3 rooms. After waiting 2 hours, your placed in a room, given a basic exam, then told to wait in reception area again, then into another room, then back to reception room. HE's very rude. He won't answer questions. I tried to ask questions and his response was "Don't ask me questions. I'm confused." While I took the eye test, I was blurred and he yelled at me. "Don't tell me what you can't see, tell me what you can see." I should have just walked out. He's running in and out of rooms with a computer and typing up cases I guess. I don't know whether he operates or not, but he forgot to put patches on someone's eye that he checked and he told the secy to run after the person. She came back 10 minutes later with the man. Two people began complaining and yelling that they were there over 2 hours. Horrible atmosphere. Do not see this dr.

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Two Stars

First time there i had a very thorough eye exam. Will see him again

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Top notch

He's the best eye doctor I've ever had, and I've been severely nearsighted ever since I was 10 years old. He's kind, accurate (doesn't overcorrect, which SO many ophthalmologists do), and explains various options rather than making assumptions about what you want. Excellent physician! (And my father, brother and cousin are all physicians, and I am a primary healthcare practitioner myself (acupuncturist), so I know what I'm talking about.) I highly, highly recommend Dr. Leeber Cohen!

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Highly Recommend

I was referred to Dr. Cohen by a worldclass NY Internist I co9uld not respect more, for a serious eye issue I had neglected for longer than I care to admit. In every important way my decision to consult him proved justified. He is not verbose but focuses like a opthamological pun intended..His absolute commitment to arrive at accurate, detailed differential diagnosis is palpable, andin the midst of my terror and compounding shame re my neglect, I was deeply moved. Dr. Cohen worked hard not to show his frustration at the latter.This physician is in great demand and justifiably so. For a sole practitioner, he has large and busy staff....and clearly, a huge contingency of very smart and very lucky patients.I am beyond picky about who I consult, this via some abysmal experiences over many years. I would recommend Dr. Cohen to any human with any eye issue, from the most mundane or routine to the most serious with a real sense of privilege and absolute confidence.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2012, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2011, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Cohen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Suny


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Leeber Cohen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Leeber Cohen Md, 11 5th Ave Ste B, New York, NY
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