As the first outpatient surgery center in New York City, the Mackool Eye Institute is designed and equipped to conform to the requirements of hospital operating-room facilitites. At the Institute, most types of eye surgery have been safely performed without the need for hospitalization since 1983.
The founder and director of the Institute, Dr. Richard Mackool, has maintained his practice in opthalmology since 1973, with offices at the Institute and also in Manhattan where he is an attending surgeon at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Mackool has performed more than twenty thousand microsurgical procedures and conducts microsurgery courses for eye surgeons from every country. Dr. Mackool examines and counsels each patient before surgery, and personally performs every operation.
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