Robert L. Block, M.D.

Dr. Block is an ophthalmologist and skilled cataract surgeon. He was an early adopter of advanced technology lens implants, starting with the Array Intraocular Lens (IOL) in 1998, the STAAR® Toric IOL in 2003, and aspheric lenses in 2004. Dr. Block was also one of the first surgeons in Connecticut to implant a ReSTOR multifocal lens in 2005 and a Toric in 2007.

In addition to comprehensive ophthalmology, including routine eye exams, Dr. Block specializes in advanced technology lens implants, refractive lens exchange, eyelid surgery, dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, surgical correction of presbyopia, as well as flashes and floaters.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry/Nutrition

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Medical School

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel

Internship

Internal Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Residency

Internal Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Ophthalmology – The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Experience

  • Since 2013, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Frank F. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  • Instructor of microsurgical techniques at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Worked closely with Dr. Charles Kelman, the father of modern cataract surgery
  • Former Chief of Resident at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Languages

  • English

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians

Awards

  • Best Doctor in Ophthalmology List, multiple times
  • Most Compassionate Physician, 2012
  • American College of Eye Surgeons – Best Cataract Surgery Performed by a Resident, 1996