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The doctor is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed over 20,000 procedures over the course of his career. He earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame and completed his medical school education from the State University of New York Downstate. His ophthalmic training occurred at St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center in New York City where he achieved Chief Residency status in Ophthalmology. He also achieved Chief Residency status at St. Clare's Hospital in New York City. The surgeon is affiliated with several hospitals including Good Samaritan Medical Center, South Side Hospital and North Shore LIJ Health System. He has been an ophthalmologist for more than thirty years and specializes in cataract and vision correction microsurgical procedures of the eye. He performed refractive surgery since its infancy in the early 1980s and has been performing LASIK surgery since its approval by the FDA in 1995. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States with his presentations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. The doctor has been providing education for medical students, residents and physicians assistants for over thirty years. He is presently on the Advisory Council for the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame. Academically, Dr. Passarelli is recognized as one of the most experienced and educated eye surgeons on Long Island. He trains his peers nationally and is an inventor of microsurgical instruments.

“The idea of having eye surgery was a little scary at first, but the doctor made me feel completely at ease and I am so happy I made the decision to have LASIK. It has changed my life! Thank you! Connie M. (Commack, NY)

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