Neelofar Ghaznawi, MD

Dr. Neelofar Ghaznawi is an attentive and thorough ophthalmologist and cornea and external disease specialist. Her goal as a practitioner is to keep her patients well informed and to work with them to develop a treatment plan best suited to their individual needs. Dr. Ghaznawi is board-certified and is a member of professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and Women in Ophthalmology.

Originally from New York, Dr. Ghaznawi pursued her doctoral degree in ophthalmology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, followed by an internship program at the North Shore University Hospital. She completed her residency at New York University Medical Center in 2009.
Dr. Ghaznawi subsequently completed a fellowship program at the Wills Eye Institute in cornea and external disease.

Dr. Ghaznawi specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions of the cornea. Her special interests include severe dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), inflammatory conditions of the lid and conjunctiva (blepharoconjunctivitis), and infectious diseases of the cornea. Dr. Ghaznawi has authored publications on Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, endothelial keratoplasty techniques, and surgical treatment of anterior corneal pathology.

Dr. Ghaznawi performs a range of cornea and cataract surgeries. She specializes in the implantation of astigmatism and presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses. Dr. Ghaznawi also performs cornea transplant surgeries in the treatment of keratoconus, corneal scarring, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, and bullous keratopathy, employing the latest techniques in transplantation surgery, including partial-thickness and full-thickness transplantation.

Dr. Ghaznawi is currently an assistant clinical professor at New York University. She is fluent in Persian. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter and enjoys painting and fitness in her free time.