Louis Pizzarello

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Dr. Pizzarello has practiced ophthalmology on the East End of Long Island for thirty years. After a childhood spent in Southampton, he earned a bachelor’s degree at Colgate University, medical degree at the University of Virginia and a degree in public health from Harvard University. He completed an internship at the Toronto General Hospital and a residency in ophthalmology at the E.S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University.

During his time in practice, Dr. Pizzarello has treated many patients with complicated eye diseases. He is particularly interested in cataract and corneal surgery as well as ophthalmic plastic surgery. Using one of the first lasers on Long Island, he continues to perform a wide range of laser procedures for retinal disease and glaucoma. He has one of the most extensive surgical experiences on Long Island.

As author of over 30 scientific papers, he has written on a wide range of topics including cataract surgery, children’s eye disease and blindness prevention. He has served as President of the Medical Staff of Southampton Hospital as well as a Board member of the hospital and East End Hospice. Dr. Pizzarello has worked in over 40 countries bringing eye care to underserved people and initiated a project to provide inner city children with glasses in the US. He has received awards from the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Helen Keller International, Southampton College and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is Professor of Ophthalmology and Health Management at Columbia University, which allows him to be involved continually in the latest developments in ophthalmology. Many of these technologies have been incorporated into the practice.