Nikola Ragusa, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a highly experienced laser cataract surgeon and glaucoma expert at New York Ophthalmology. Dr. Ragusa is dedicated to making excellent eye health and medical care available for all his patients. His passion for using technology to improve the patient-physician experience is reflected in his leadership, consultation, and innovation in the telemedicine space.
Education & Experience
Dr. Ragusa completed the prestigious seven-year program at the CUNY Medical School and graduated with top honors from the Downstate School of Medicine. He was formerly the chief resident at Northwell Health for his ophthalmology residency, as well as chief glaucoma fellow at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ragusa is also a dedicated researcher and has published many academic papers in the field of ophthalmology. He is now one of the most experienced surgeons by volume in the New York Metro area and regularly lectures in the telemedicine industry. Dr. Ragusa is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and shares his knowledge by teaching other doctors in the field.
Glaucoma Treatment and Ocular Surgery
Dr. Ragusa is a glaucoma specialist with expertise in micro-incisional glaucoma surgery (MIGS). He was one of the first doctors in the United States to offer Femto Laser Cataract Surgery, OMNI Canaloplasty, the Hydrus microstent, and the TECNIS Synergy™️️ Multifocal Extended Depth of Focus lens, among others.
Cataracts Surgery and Ocular Disease Treatment
Dr. Ragusa is also well-versed in treatments for cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal and corneal disorders, diabetic retinopathy, pediatric ophthalmology, uveitis, and dry eye disease.
Honors & Awards
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society — Downstate School of Medicine
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2021
- Diplomate — American Board of Ophthalmology
Get to Know Dr. Ragusa
Dr. Ragusa isn’t just a skilled ocular surgeon, he’s also an innovator in his field! He co-founded Pulse Telemedicine Technologies, a company aimed at improving patient access to their provider, making medical care easily available. Additionally, he is a polyglot, and speaks English, Spanish, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. Dr. Ragusa is passionate about education in both the exam room and on social media, where he brings patient education right to your phone with his Instagram account, @nyeye.