About Our Medical Director Dr. Niksarli, MD
Dr. Niksarli, the founder and medical director of Manhattan LASIK Center, received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical School. After graduating from Cornell, he pursued a one-year internship in internal medicine, and completed his ophthalmology residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, eventually being named Chief Resident. Dr. Niksarli supplemented this experience with further training at Harvard University and a fellowship program in cornea and refractive surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and Cornell University/New York Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Niksarli founded Manhattan LASIK Center 15 years ago, and has performed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures since the practice's inception. In addition to performing surgery at Manhattan LASIK Center, Dr. Niksarli serves as an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and New York University Medical Center.
Learn more about Dr. Niksarli here.
About Dr. Mark Buchsbaum MD
Dr. Buchsbaum, a native New Yorker, attended the prestigious Cornell University where he received his baccalaureate degree in Biology. He continued on to earn his medical degree with honors from New York Medical College.
Dr. Buchsbaum completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Buchsbaum has been with the practice for over 7 years and has completed thousands of LASIK procedures. He performs all of his pre- and post-operative examinations as well as surgical procedures with personalized attention to detail. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
About Dr. Adonya Blair, OD
Dr. Adonya Blair joined Manhattan LASIK Center in 2011. She graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry after receiving extensive training in family practice, cataract, LASIK, and glaucoma co-management through internships in Houston, Texas and London, England. Dr. Blair practiced optometry in Texas and the Midwest before moving to New York in 2009 with her husband.
Dr. Blair began wearing glasses in elementary school and then wore contact lenses for several years before having LASIK surgery 12 years ago. She has enjoyed 20/20 vision since the day of her surgery, without the need for glasses or contact lenses. She will be glad to answer any questions about LASIK based on her personal and professional experience.
About Dr. Irida Llambiri, OD
Dr. Irida Llambiri joined Manhattan LASIK Center in 2011 and sees patients in our New York and New Jersey offices. Dr. Llambiri is a graduate of the College of Staten Island where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. She earned her second Bachelor of Science in Visual Sciences from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2007. Dr. Llambiri received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2009 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency at The Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center through the New England College of Optometry, specializing in hospital-based optometry and ophthalmologic co-management of glaucoma, as well as ocular disease, inflammation, trauma, retinopathy, laser surgery, and cataracts. Earlier in her career, Dr. Llambiri traveled to Guatemala with a group of eye doctors to provide free eye examinations and eyewear to approximately one thousand residents. In her free time Dr. Llambiri enjoys traveling, visiting museums, and exploring new restaurants.