Department of Public Affairs — 8900 Van Wyck Expressway Jamaica, New York 11418

For Immediate Release
Name: Xavia Malcolm
Telephone: 718-206-6746
Email: xmalcolm@jhmc.org

New Ophthalmology Center Opens at Jamaica Hospital

Oct 23,2015

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is excited to announce the opening of a state of the art, comprehensive
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<br>Ophthalmology Center, the latest addition to TJH the multi-specialty physician group affiliated with the
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<br>hospital. The new center will be located in the Axel Building on the Jamaica Hospital campus.
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<br>The Ophthalmology Center is 3,500 square feet and houses facilities for private examinations and
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<br>specialty medical and diagnostic procedures including a surgical room for outpatient surgery. The
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<br>Center features the latest generation equipment and lasers, as well as ophthalmic ultrasound, corneal
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<br>topography and ophthalmic computerized topography, providing earlier and improved diagnosis of and the
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<br>advantages of early treatment for ocular disorders.
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<br>Board Certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists will provide the full range of adult and pediatric
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<br>ophthalmic care from annual eye exams to the prevention and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and
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<br>glaucoma.
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<br>The Center is expected to treat between 20,000 and 25,000 patients a year, providing the community
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<br>with access to the largest and most highly trained ophthalmic specialists in the area. “We are thrilled to open
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<br>what will be the premiere facility for ophthalmology services in Queens County,” said Dr. Cono Grasso,
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<br>Chairman of Ophthalmology at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
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