Ilona Genis, MD, an Ophthalmologist with ILONA S GENIS MD

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Ilona Genis, who serves patients in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

Dr. Genis, a board-certified ophthalmologist, is currently serving patients at her own private practice – ILONA S GENIS MD – located in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She has an impressive professional journey that spans over two decades and her areas of expertise cover all facets of ophthalmology with an emphasis on cataract removal surgery, coreoplasty, eyelid surgery, glaucoma surgery, pterygium surgery, scleral reinforcement surgery, and vitreoretinal surgery – to name a few. 

Honored with a Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2015 for her outstanding clinical expertise, the doctor is also affiliated with Coney Island Hospital, a public hospital located in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn. 

On the subject of her educational background, Dr. Genis received her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1989. She then went on to complete her internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center-Moses Division, followed by an additional residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 

A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO), she 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. 

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. 

In addition to English, Dr. Genis speaks Russian, which allows her to tend to a more diversified spectrum of patients in the most efficient manner. 

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