Dr. Neelofar Ghaznawi is a board- certified 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. Neelofar Ghaznawi is a member of professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and Women in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ghaznawi is currently an assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Medical System. Provides exceptional general and specialized ophthalmic care with specialization in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions of 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 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 also performs many office based procedures in the treatment for corneal diseases including corneal cross-linking, diamond burr debridement, and corneal chelation.



8/2001-6/2006Medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn
Graduated with the highest honors, Alpha Omega Alpha
Internship right after
7/2006-7/2009Residency at New York University in Ophthalmology
– a highly competitive program
7/2009-7/2010Fellowship program at the Wills Eye Institute in cornea and external disease
The highest-ranked Ophthalmology Program in the United States.
Dr Neelofar Ghaznawi – Education, credentials