About Dr. Jack M. Dodick

Eye Surgery in Manhattan, New York City


Dr. Jack M. Dodick provides state-of-the-art cataract surgery and LASIK surgery at his private ophthalmology practice in Manhattan along with serving as the Ophthalmology Department Chair at New York University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Dodick is dedicated to helping people in New York City achieve better vision through eye surgery and practical eye care.

Dr. Dodick’s Notable Achievements in Ophthalmology and Eye Surgery

After completing his undergraduate degree and medical doctorate at the University of Toronto, Dr. Jack Dodick performed his residency at the world-renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, consistently rated one of the top ten in the nation. Dr. Dodick later went on to chair the Department of Ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital for more than 25 years, creating one of the country's finest residency programs. He merged this program with the NYU School of Medicine, where he now serves as Chair of that institution’s Department of Ophthalmology. Following his residency training, Dr. Dodick completed clinical fellowships in corneal and anterior segment surgery at New York Medical College.

Dr. Jack Dodick is listed as an author on numerous publications related to cataract surgery and is considered a pioneer in the field. Dr. Dodick actually invented the first and only laser-based method for cataract removal surgery approved by the FDA, known as Dodick Laser Photolysis.

Dr. Dodick’s Accomplishments with ASCRS

Dr. Dodick has served as president for various ophthalmologic organizations, notably the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). Dr. Dodick also pioneered an exchange program for Cuban and American ophthalmologists while serving as chairman of the ASCRS International Relations Committee. In other international efforts, Dr. Dodick also moderated a 2000 summit between the ASCRS and its European counterpart, the ESCRS, on emerging refractive surgery technologies.

Dr. Dodick currently serves on the Governing Board of the ASCRS Foundation, which works toward advancing cutting-edge research in ophthalmology; improving US public understanding of ophthalmology; and providing humanitarian eye care.

A Personal Commitment to Excellence

Dr. Dodick is the youngest of five boys, all of whom became professionals. He has always relished a challenge, and has always striven to be the best at everything he does, especially ophthalmology. He fought hard to be recognized as one of the best ophthalmologists in New York City, a major accomplishment.

But he did not do it alone. When he came to New York University, he recruited bright young talent and empowered them to make a difference in the department and in the profession. It is in part the collegiate atmosphere that makes NYU Department of Ophthalmology so special. By working together, the physicians and staff help one another to ensure the best possible training for residents and the best care for patients.

To ensure that NYU remains at the forefront of the profession, he has also helped to establish an ophthalmologic research center at the college.

If you want an experienced, well-known, and widely recognized NYC eye surgeon for your LASIK surgery or cataract surgery, please contact Manhattan LASIK and cataract surgeon Dr. Jack Dodick and schedule your eye surgery consultation.